cx88_dvb fun

I use MythTV (atrpms) with the pcHDTV HD-3000 card. I downloaded the 2.0 driver and compiled, and, as per the instructions, attempted to modprobe the cx88_dvb driver. I kept getting kernal errors, module mis-match errors, and on and on. Finally, after a few re-boots, rearranging of modules, etc… I got it to work. The unfortunate thing is that I really have no idea what I did, so writing up a how-to would be impossible.

The along comes a friend of mine and he has the same exact problems. After futzing with his system for two hours, I suggested that we get my pcHDTV bits, and simply do a ‘make install’, then modprobe cx88_dvb. Guess what. It worked. So, I have no idea what magic exists inside my driver bits, but here they are for anybody else who wants to try. Simply extract the tar file to a directory and (as root) type make install then modprobe cx88_dvb.

On another note, You need to make sure that your dvb device files are configured properly, and the permissions are correct. So I’m attaching my files in /etc/udev/rules.d/10-pchdtv.rules and /etc/udev/permissions.d/10-pchdtv.permissions

Hope this helps somebody