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Bug 137020 - ivtv 0.6.2 not compatible with kernel 2.6.16-gentoo-r9 ?
Summary: ivtv 0.6.2 not compatible with kernel 2.6.16-gentoo-r9 ?
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-06-16 14:01 UTC by Lugduweb
Modified: 2006-06-16 14:22 UTC (History)
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Description Lugduweb 2006-06-16 14:01:12 UTC
Hi !

it seems that it is not possible to use ivtv 0.6.2 with the very latest kernel 2.6.16-gentoo-r9 available in portage (without masking) :

If I emerge ivtv, I first have an error which tells me that the following required flags are missing :

If I add them in .config manually (which I did), I can then emerge ivtv, but after a reboot and a kernel rebuild, a "dmesg" indicates that saa7115.ko and saa7127.ko modules are missing on boot (needed for ivtv to work).

Looking in kernel sources in drivers/media/video/Makefile you can see that those drivers modules are compiled when CONFIG_VIDEO_DECODER option is enabled :
obj-$(CONFIG_VIDEO_DECODER)     += saa7115.o cx25840/ saa7127.o
Too bad, as this option cannot be added with make menuconfig anymore :-(

Doing a "make menuconfig" shows that the corresponding menu option is not available any more compared to 2.6.16-gentoo-r7 sources where it was in :
Device Drivers -->
 Multimedia devices -->
   <*> Video for Linux
       Video for Linux --> 
         <m> Add support for additional audio chipset
         <m> Add support for additional video chipset

I've tried to add these manually again on Gentoo 2.16.9r9, but after a "make menuconfig" the options are lost...

So I'm falling back to previous kernel (r7) version, hoping that it will work...
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-06-16 14:02:51 UTC
Read the notice in /usr/portage/package.mask
Comment 2 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-06-16 14:03:16 UTC
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask, actually
Comment 3 Lugduweb 2006-06-16 14:22:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask, actually

OK :/
Thanks... I didn't know this version of ivtv was so buggy :-( 
So I'm switching back to my old kernel & ivtv versions...

# Doug Goldstein <> (26 May 2006)
# it doesn't work for many people but others want it
# by doesn't work I mean one of the following:
# - does not compile
# - can't find tuner (tuners are renumbered in this version.. remember that)
# - can't change channels
# - can't see all the channels
# - can't hear sound
# Gentoo users wanting 0.6.x have caused lots of noise on multiple mailing lists
# and IRC. They have insulted upstream developers and users alike because they want
# there latest version and they want it NOW!!!!111oneoneoneeleven Knock it off..
# it's not endearing. Use kernel 2.6.15 & ivtv 0.4.5.