PVR-250/350 driver in the ports tree

Pierre Beyssac beyssac at enst.fr
Sun Oct 31 10:04:48 PST 2004

On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 10:32:18PM +1000, Edwin Groothuis wrote:
> A couple of weeks ago I became the happy owner of a PVR-250 card
> and of course ran into all possible problems I could imagine. To
> make a long story short, it all works now, thanks to the posting
> of John Wehle of his cxm driver.

That port is really great.

> If you have such a card, please see if you can get the card working
> with the port!

I've ported the driver to -current (see the private mail I sent you
and John the patches).

My card is a PVR 350, french version. Its tuner (Philips FM1216ME,
PAL/SECAM) is unsupported at the moment. I'm working on it but had
only limited success so far, if anyone could help me find the
datasheets for the FM1216ME and/or the SAA7115 it would be much

> What can go wrong:
> - Complaints about checksum mismatch of the hcwPVRP2.sys: run "make
>   makesum" and try again.

I have a suggestion: why not make the firmware loadable from userland?
This would save 512Kb of precious kernel memory, allow for easier
firmware upgrades and possibly allow the rest of the sources to be
integrated in FreeBSD. I can work on it if I ever get my tuner to
work :-)
A: Yes.					  Pierre Beyssac pb at enst.fr
>Q: Are you sure?
>>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>>Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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