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Re: firmware loading after bootup, possible?



2009/2/18 Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net>:
> There are 2 files in the /lib/firmware directory for this card which I assume
> put it in the digital mode for the correct signal std:
>
> dvb-fe-or51132-qam.fw, not of use unless I feed it a cable signal.
> dvb-fe-or51132-vsb.fw, which seems to be the correct one.
>
<...snip...>
>
> So in my quest to shoot some trouble, I am wondering if there is a way to
> force the reloading of this firmware into this card short of a powerdown
> reboot, which I consider playing russian roulette with hard drive life?
>

I don't know about your situation but I use a USB wifi receiver, and
for it to work I had to use a similar firmware. And this is what I
did.

1. I put the firmware in /lib/firmware/
2. in /lib/modules/2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64/build/ ran "make
menuconfig" as root, enabled the relevant kernel module. then did a
"modprobe <driver>"

and I was up and running. :) Hope this helps. (btw I got the firmware
from kernel.org, maybe you can look there for an updated version? )

-- 
Suvayu

Open source is the future. It sets us free.


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