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Date:	Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:03:30 -0500
From:	Gene Heskett <>
To:	Mike Galbraith <>
Cc:	Ilia Mirkin <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: It BOOTS! 3.13.5 that is.

On Sunday 23 February 2014, Mike Galbraith wrote:
>On Sun, 2014-02-23 at 00:18 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Saturday 22 February 2014, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
>> Sorry, no such beast As VIDEO_CX88.
>> Now that tells me something in the VIDEO dept isn't set, but what?
>Beast radar:
>find drivers -name Kconfig -exec grep -C5 VIDEO_CX88 {} \;
>config VIDEO_CX88
>        tristate "Conexant 2388x (bt878 successor) support"
>        depends on VIDEO_DEV && PCI && I2C && RC_CORE  <=== IFF signature
>        select I2C_ALGOBIT
>        select VIDEO_BTCX
>        select VIDEOBUF_DMA_SG
>          TV cards.
>          To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the
>          module will be called cx8800

That part I think (thats probably a bad thing) that because I didn't have 
SIMPLE_TUNER enabled, which I see is but its not working in this old boot 
either, but its at least seen, but there is no evidence that 
/lib/firmware/dvb-fe-or51132-vsb.fw is being loaded even in this old boot.

The instructions are ambiguous at best in the make xconfig help screen:

Oren OR51132 based (DVB_OR51132)


An ATSC 8VSB and QAM64/256 tuner module. Say Y when you want
to support this frontend.

This driver needs external firmware. Please use the commands
"<kerneldir>/Documentation/dvb/get_dvb_firmware or51132_vsb" and/or
"<kerneldir>/Documentation/dvb/get_dvb_firmware or51132_qam" to
download firmwares for 8VSB and QAM64/256, respectively. Copy them to
/usr/lib/hotplug/firmware or /lib/firmware (depending on
configuration of firmware hotplug).

Symbol: DVB_OR51132 [=m]
Type : tristate
Prompt: Oren OR51132 based
That file looks like the download and strip script to put those 2 files
into /lib/firmware, and both of those firmwares are present in 
/lib/firmware, but how they actually get loaded is _not_ at all clear.

There is in this machine, a /usr/lib/hotplug/firmware tree also, were these 
files miss-placed?  I can put copies both places I guess.  Actually, they 
were simlinks, and that was missing, so I made one.  Reboot again after 
adding simple_tuner.

Thanks Mike, Ilia.

Cheers, Gene
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NOTICE: Will pay 100 USD for an HP-4815A defective but
complete probe assembly.

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