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Re: saa7231 Help




>> Hi,
>>
>> First time posting on this list, I am hoping someone will be able to help.
>>
>> I have a compro S800F Hybrid tuner card which which has a saa7231,
>> which I would like to get working for my MythTV box. I have found the
>> drivers at http://www.jusst.de/hg/saa7231/ but they are incomplete.
>> After a few hours of hacking around I have managed to get the card
>> recognised by the Kernel (2.6.32), and have succesfully gotten
>> /dev/video0 showing up, as well as the I2C communication returning
>> sensible looking data.
>> I was wondering if anyone has any info or data on this device they
>> could share? My queries to NXP, Trident and Manu Abraham have so far
>> gone unanswered. Im sort of fumbling around in the dark with a lot of
>> the chips hardware.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Simon Appleby
>>
>
> it is really only Manu who can give an updated status report.
>
> Beside all previous conflicts about the v4l maintainer and how far he is
> allowed to care about regular syncing of the v4l and dvb trees in the
> past, greatly improved by trolls, the best support we can give to move
> things forward is to declare this won't happen again on the saa7231 I
> think.
>
> Last i had is, Manu is requiring more samples of such devices
> successfully. Hartmut also declared to help on the analog front with
> somehow limited means now and he was surprised how much support Manu has
> already. Manu also tries to get NDAs for not yet included
> demodulator/tuner combinations.
>
> IIRC, there are some remaining issues, concerning that GNU/Linux should
> not be treated like just another OEM.
>
> We should back up Manu here, means also to stop individual queries to
> NXP and Trident to assure this.
>
> If somebody is against this, please speak up.
>
> Cheers,
> Hermann


Hi Hermann,

Thanks for the reply. I will wait until Manu has something new to
share. In the meantime, if there is anything I can do to assist or
help then please let me know.

Best Regards

Simon Appleby

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