Question for kernel expert
mhaney at ercbroadband.org
Fri Oct 17 18:42:07 UTC 2008
Mike Adolf wrote:
> Mark Haney wrote:
>> Mike Adolf wrote:
>>> 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.
> modprobe cx88-dvb gives the error
> FATAL: Error inserting cx88_dvb
> No such device
> Don't understand. The file cx88-dvb.ko is where it is supposed to be and
> linux sees the card.
As I've not ever used that card, I don't know for certain. But it looks
to me like the module itself isn't for that device. Maybe a chipset
difference or something. The bottom line is that module won't work with
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