pkendall64 at gmail
Aug 19, 2012, 9:19 PM
Post #9 of 9
On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 10:47 PM, plainfaceboy <plainfaceboy [at] hotmail> wrote:
Re: HVR4000 firmware on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) 64bit
[In reply to]
>> On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM, plainface boy
>> <plainfaceboy [at] hotmail> wrote:
>>> Hi - I've upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 (to let me use the later kernel which
>>> will hopefuilly fix the bugs in swithcing channels with this card), but
>>> sure how to install the firmware.
>>> I was using 184.108.40.206 as at
>>> which worked fine on Lucid (10.04), and Mythtv 0.25.
>>> I tried installing using the same file etc but didn't work - realised
>>> then I
>>> should probably be using the 64 bit version. Assumed I would need
>>> values for the 'skip' and 'count' but can't work out what they should be
>>> form the file - from looking at the hcwbda.sys file, it is obviosuly
>>> different and the start/end strings (discussed in
>>> are in different place (and the end string first and vice versa etc).
>>> I'm hoping someone might be able to help - I've seen links where people
>>> reported it working 64 but Ubuntu - to save me messing about too mucb
>>> trial and error!
>> You should be able to use the firmware from your old version of ubuntu
>> as it doesn't
>> have anything to with 64bit or 32bit. It's the firmware for the card.
>> What I have found
>> is that I have to reverse apply a patch that was made to tidy things
>> up in the hvr-4000
>> code as it won't lock on to any DVB signals without it.
>> Can you provide some log output from dmesg and explain what the symptoms
> I seem to have got things working!
> I did a fresh install of Ubuntu, added the "linux-firmware-nonfree" package
> as this seems to include the CX24116 firmware. I did update it to the
> 220.127.116.11 though not sure how to tell which version I have.
> I then downloaded the v4l drivers
> (http://hg.kewl.org/pub/v4l-dvb-20100517/), and disabled FireDTV in the
> menuconfig as usual, but compiling failed. I then wondered that (and I'm
> guessing here) because I now have a later kernel I don't actually need to do
> any of this.....so I tried Mythtv and it works. Only tested Freesat (DVB-S)
> channels so far but seems to be good....
Yes, with the later kernel you shouldn't any fixes.
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