cx2388x driver?

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Tue Apr 24 07:11:28 UTC 2007

Quoting John-Mark Gurney <gurney_j at> (from Mon, 23  
Apr 2007 11:11:04 -0700):

> Alexander Leidinger wrote this message on Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 14:17 +0200:
>> Quoting John-Mark Gurney <gurney_j at> (from Mon, 23
>> Apr 2007 00:05:56 -0700):
>> >Hello,
>> >
>> >I just found out that the ATI HDTV Wonder card I have is based on the
>> >cx2388x chip.  I was wondering if someone has a driver or started work
>> >on a driver before I do?
>> >
>> >/me hopes to add a third HD capture card.
>> What about committing your current driver to the CVS? And we lack a
> I plan to, and was thinking about it over the weekend...  The biggest

While I only have a Satellite dish and can not use it, I'm looking  
forward to this. My hope is that we gain more people doing work in  
this area in this way and maybe someone works even on some stuff for a  
satellite cards at some point in time...

> issue I see is what to do w/ the capture program...  Right now the
> program is only useful for FusionHDTV5 Lite cards (and doesn't yet
> validate that the card we're attempting to talk to is this card), and
> so of limited use...
> I guess we need to start somewhere, and once we start getting more
> cards supported, moving to a more generic library and capture program
> will be inevitable...


>> driver for satellite receiver cards... anyone with some ideas
>> regarding this?
>> >P.S. Besides MythTV, does anyone have a good backend to control TV
>> >recording?  I've hacked up a web based backend in Python that works
>> You could have a look at and give it
>> a try on FreeBSD. I did see it in action ~4-5 years ago on Linux
>> systems when it was in the middle of the core development (there's
>> still development, but now it's about new features).
> It looks interesting, and the core has a decent license (LGPL)...  I'll
> have to play w/ it some...

4 years ago they used ~10 1 GHz CPUs with distcc to compile this. Even  
with this they did need around 20 hours to compile everything from  
scratch. I don't know about the compile times they have today. But I  
think it is worth the time.


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(2)	If it stinks, it's chemistry.
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