I never done anything with a kernel before, im used to using the cli and getting in there and getting stuff done but thus far i have yet to attempt anything that incurs editing the kernel or kernel config recompiling kernel.
I have mandriva 2010 installed all up-to-date using the 126.96.36.199-desktop586-1mnb
My problem is i have purchased a artec t1 dvb-t usb box which i thought was supported "out the box" how wrong was i, turns out after further investigating the box has a dibcom 3000-m b122a dvb chip, panasonic tuner & cypress chip
when i plug it in it loads the usbtest module, using lsusb the box is identified as
ID 0547:2235 Anchor Chips, Inc. AN2235 EZUSB-FX Microcontroller,
which further reading at linuxtv tells me its
"broken devices where sold with cold id: 0547:2235 . You will need to enable CONFIG_DVB_USB_DIBUSB_MB_FAULTY in the kernel .config to catch those".http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Artec
so now I not sure which firmware it needs although it needs either one of two that I can see, going by the panasonic tuner it uses dvb-usb-dibusb-188.8.131.52.fw or if its not that one and it is defo the broken ones it is this firmware dvb-usb-dibusb-an2235-01.fw
But i have no clue how to go about doing the kernel edit and keeping all my current settings as well with just those two changes, I dont suppose it is as simple as going into kernel.config and editing? lol no I didn't think so, i do look at the file and saw the bits i need to edit but as it says in the file "DO NOT EDIT"
Can some kind soul talk me through it please? Ive read up a lot on doing it but as this is my first ever time and i couldnt find anything directly specific to what i needed to do i sooner have someone guide for my first time please please go on you know you wanna help me out here its xmas its the season to be joyful, no offence to anyone that does not celebrate xmas.
Cheers folks, am keeping my fingers crossed ta
EDIT- forgot to mention i aslo tried blacklisting usbtest but still loads
This post has been edited by churchnill: 15 December 2009 - 03:59 PM