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Re: Support TV - Proposal for F9 - enhanced DVB capabilities



David Timms (dtimms iinet net au) said: 
> Looking further I notice that > modinfo dvb_bt8xx lists:
> filename: 
> /lib/modules/2.6.23.1-21.fc7/kernel/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dvb-bt8xx.ko
> license:        GPL
> author:         Florian Schirmer <jolt tuxbox org>
> description:    Bt8xx based DVB adapter driver
> depends:        bttv,bt878,i2c-core,dvb-core
> vermagic:       2.6.23.1-21.fc7 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS
> parm:           debug:Turn on/off debugging (default:off). (int)
>
> Whereas for a network driver > modinfo tulip:
> filename: /lib/modules/2.6.23.1-21.fc7/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/tulip.ko
> version:        1.1.15
> license:        GPL
> description:    Digital 21*4* Tulip ethernet driver
> author:         The Linux Kernel Team
> srcversion:     54B741F794FD4612A7C5AFD
> alias:          pci:v00001414d00000002sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
> alias:          pci:v000014EAd0000AB08sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
> alias:          pci:v000010B7d00009300sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
> alias:          pci:v000017B3d0000AB08sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
> alias:          pci:v00001737d0000AB08sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
> ...
>
> Is it simply that these alias definitions need to be added to the driver; I 
> might be able to do that myself ?

Yes.

> And that whenever newer boards are released using chip X that the driver 
> for that chip needs to have a new alias added ?

Yes.

Bill


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