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SubjectRe: BTTV detection broken in 2.4.0-test11-pre5
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Werner Almesberger wrote:
> Gerd Knorr wrote:
> > It simply did'nt work correctly and often used to misdetect
> > random bt848 cards as either MIRO or Hauppauge (which where the first
> > available cards).
>
> Well, this means there's yet another mandatory __setup parameter :-(

Why? What is the point in compiling bttv statically into the kernel?
Unlike filesystems/ide/scsi/... you don't need it to get the box up.
No problem to compile the driver as module and configure it with
/etc/modules.conf ...

> Should it be called bttv_card or bt484_card (i.e. are there cases
> where a user would want to override the card detection for non-848
> bttv cards ?)

Yes. Some bt878 cards don't have a ID, and there are a few cases
where different cards have the same subsystem ID.

Gerd

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