[PATCH] UBUNTU: sms1xxx: identify "Dell Digital TV Receiver" devices correctly

Pete Graner pgraner at canonical.com
Thu Aug 20 18:56:45 UTC 2009


Tim Gardner wrote:
> Indeed? I wasn't closely involved in the decision to drop DVB firmware.
> 

First off its not being dropped.

We have lots of dvb firmware that we can't get redistribution rights 
for. It is being moved into multiverse into its own packaging and will 
be provided via jockey.

Firmware that we have the proper redistribution rights for will stay in 
linux-firmware.

The change will happen when pitti gets off holiday.

~pete


> Pete?
> 
> rtg
> 
> Michael Krufky wrote:
>> The firmware was provided to Canonical with proper licensing and was
>> included with the Hardy-netbook image.
>>
>> It is up to the Canonical folks to carry those firmware images forward
>> into their futrure releases.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Mike Krufky
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Tim Gardner<tim.gardner at canonical.com> wrote:
>>> Start by filing a bug in Launchpad.
>>>
>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/KernelTeamBugPolicies
>>>
>>> rtg
>>>
>>> Marko Geisler wrote:
>>>> Hey Tim,
>>>>
>>>> thx for your answer!
>>>>
>>>> Funny is that if i connect this device nothing happens...i can't find
>>>> this device in my computer or somewhere else...the system just don't
>>>> show me anything at all...i tried all USB ports also with a USB flash
>>>> and immediatelly it was running nicely but nothing with the DVBT. So
>>>> what is wrong with my version of Ubuntu? HEEEEEEEEELP!!!! :)
>>>>
>>>> On 20 Aug 2009, at 14:31, Tim Gardner wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> DVB firmware has been dropped from the Karmic linux-firmware package for
>>>>> licensing reasons. You'll have to use the device manager and
>>>>> firmware-cutter to extract them known sources, much as is done for
>>>>> Broadcom firmware.
>>>>>
>>>>> As far as I know, if you've purchased a pre-installed mini-10v version
>>>>> of Ubuntu from Dell, then it ought to just work.
>>>>>
>>>>> rtg
>>>>> --
>>>>> Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
>>>>> Marko Geisler wrote:
>>>>>> Hi there,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> i bought myself a Dell Mini 10v witch comes with Ubuntu but the system
>>>>>> does not show the device at all. So can you tell me where i can get
>>>>>> the drivers for the Dell Digital TV Receiver (DVBT-01) and how to
>>>>>> install it as I'm new with Linux.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks a lot
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Best regards
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Marko Geisler
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 0044 77 6845 1103
>>>>>>
>>>>>> marko.geisler at gmail.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>> --
>>> Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
>>>
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> 
> 


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