Question for kernel expert

Mark Haney mhaney at
Fri Oct 17 17:37:06 UTC 2008

Mike Adolf wrote:

> Frans,
> If a .ko file is present does that mean it is installed in the kernel? 

No.  If it's in /lib/modules/ it's a module.  It will need to be loaded 
using modprobe or autoloaded on boot.

> If I do a lsmod I see an entry for cx88xx but not cx88-dvb.

Have you tried 'modprobe cx88-dvb'?  What output (if any) do you get? If 
none, what does lsmod show after you tried to load it?

  If it is
> there, I guess I'm just out of luck. tvtime gives the error "videoinput: 
> Can't get tuner info: Invalid argument" and kdetv starts off with the 
> error "ALSA lib control.c:909:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL" and 
> is followed by nothing but errors. Maybe I'll try the live CD.
> Thanks,
> Mike

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