DVB-USB firmware

Forum member 'linuxcbon' has requested a particular firmware file for DVB-USB be included in Puppy. There is a website with more information on this:

http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/~pboettch/home/index.php

Now this is interesting, an online script that will extract the firmware file from the Windows driver:

http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/~pboettch/home/index.php?site=dvb-usb-firmware

As far as including firmware files in Puppy, I would need to know what files are required for each module. There is a 'dvb-usb'ko' module, but I presume many more for particular hardware.

Posted on 5 Oct 2008, 17:39


Comments:

Posted on 5 Oct 2008, 18:53 by tempestuous
firmware
I have helped a few people get their DVB devices working under Puppy, and I can say that there is a bewildering amount of related firmware out there. It would be unrealistic to think that we could include it all.

And just to make things worse, I believe that some DVB modules support a range of DVB devices with many of these devices requiring different firmware. Thus, for these particular DVB modules there is no single firmware association.


Posted on 5 Oct 2008, 22:49 by linuxcbon
dvb
Those firmwares are small (10kb) so they can be included. The same firmware can be used for many hardware and models. Here are some of them
http://www.linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/

Here is the list of DVB-T USB hardware and the modules they need : http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_USB_Devices

Other topic : I read udev is needed to generate the /dev/dvb/ nodes. Not sure why they dont get generated automatically in puppy...