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Re: Loading bttv module at boot?



My card is the same. The kernel? kudzu? detects the wrong tuner and I
am forced to specifically tell it that I have an ntsc tuner=2.

Congrats! I will have a look at the initrd stuff you did. This could
be valuable information down the road.

:-)

On 4/13/05, John L. Pierce <bjjp kvnet org> wrote:
> Success, of a sort!
> 
> First, I backed up my /boot/initrd file the following command.
> 
> cp /boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.14_FC3.img /root
> 
> I ran the following command to create a new initrd image file.
> 
> /sbin/mkinitrd --with=bttv --with=tuner initrd-2.6.11-1.14_FC3.img /
> 2.6.11-1.14_FC3
> 
> This created an initrd that correctly loads the bttv and tuner modules
> at system startup.
> 
> A recap:
> <<
> kudzu finds the tv card as new hardware and offers to configure it.
> 
> kudzu is allowed to configure the new hardware
> 
> after completing the boot process the new hardware does not have modules
> installed
> 
> after subsequent reboots the system still will not load the driver
> modules
> >>
> 
> While I do not believe that kudzu creates a new init ramdisk each time a
> new piece of hardware is installed, this was the only way I could get
> the modules to load.
> 
> Not being an expert, I feel the problem might be a flaky card, as during
> the modprobe of the bttv module the eeprom reports the tuner as type 28
> and according to source tuner docs this is a PAL tuner and I know that
> it is an NTSC tuner and therefore have to add the option tuner=39 to
> make it work correctly.
> 
> I have, in the last five years, installed many new pieces of hardware
> and I have never looked at the initrd after to see if it changed.  But
> the modprobe.conf or modules.conf always worked.
> 
> That has been my experience so far.
> 
> John
> 
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