saa7164 driver not in karmic kernel

Devin Heitmueller dheitmueller at
Sun Oct 4 17:18:05 UTC 2009

On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 11:07 PM, Adam Ward <caysho at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed the karmic beta of mythbuntu, and the saa7164 driver is not
> present.
> superm1 on the mythbuntu forum said to send an email to this list about it.
> Running
>   find / -name saa7164*
> does not find anything.
> This is needed for HVR-2200/2250 tuner support which Steve Toth has been
> working on.  There is a PULL request at
> There may be other drivers required for this card, but I do not know their
> names.

Hello Adam,

You are correct in that the saa7164 was merged into the mainline
v4l-dvb too late to make it for 2.6.31.  It did go into 2.6.32 though.

Of course, if someone from Canonical was willing to do a backport to
get it into their 2.6.31 kernel, they are welcome to.  However, I
assumed as a general rule they do not do this unless they have a
specific financial incentive to.


Devin J. Heitmueller - Kernel Labs

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