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Date:	Sun, 23 Feb 2014 09:12:18 -0500
From:	Gene Heskett <>
To:	Mike Galbraith <>
Cc:	Ilia Mirkin <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: It BOOTS! 3.13.5 that is.

On Sunday 23 February 2014, Gene Heskett wrote:
>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
>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

Update, video is now working, so we can close this thread with the comment 
that adding simple_tuner to the last build appeared to bring it up.  No 
great amount of help from the depends line in Kconfig when that Kconfig 
isn't even seen if the RC_CORE isn't checked in a different directories 
Kconfig.  THAT NEEDS a PATCH...

However there is no audio because I need to get a longer jumper cable. The 
pcHDTV3000's audio output is at microphone level at its best, or has been 
here forever, and I've switched to the motherboard audio, an snd_hda_intel 
setup & the cable won't reach. It was originally driving an Audigy2 Value 
24 bit card in an adjacent PCI-E slot, which I may have wrongly blamed for 
some stuttering and took out.  I might put it back in as this snd_hda_intel 
lashup is funkity in numerous ways, 30db too much bass boost, and its gains 
are wide open all the time to get a usable voice level. 

Thank you all for bearing with me on this.

Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <>

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

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