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Published in 2016-5-24 04:46:19 | Show all floors |Read mode
Edited by jernej at 2016-5-24 18:15

I would like your opinion if I should keep backported media drivers or not. Main problem here is that some backported drivers doesn't work very well or not at all. Same can be said for native drivers. However, backported drivers can be sometimes PITA to maintain. Upstream OpenELEC deprecated backported media drivers long time ago.

If you don't know what media drivers are:
Media drivers mostly take care for DVB cards, capture devices, etc.

Images with non-backported drivers:
            https://mega.nz/#F!YMoyjZYK!5Xu6ZIx1NxTcG_6OjI7ewg

Images with backported drivers:
Check prebuilt images

        


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Published in 2016-5-25 16:10:48 | Show all floors
I'm going to test how does it work. I assume you mean only dvb drivers, so my wifi usb dongle (ralink) should be ok, right?
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Published in 2016-5-25 21:44:35 | Show all floors
ITE9135 seems to still be broken unfortunately.
Many thanks for your contribution though, big respect.
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 Author| Published in 2016-5-25 23:46:08 | Show all floors
Yes, this doesn't affect any other drivers. wifi will work just fine (if it is before)
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Published in 2016-5-26 05:06:02 | Show all floors
So I see no reason to drop them. I thought drop backported drivers will fix ite9135. If not, better to keep backported drivers.
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Published in 2016-5-26 13:48:41 | Show all floors
giaur500 replied at 2016-5-26 05:06
So I see no reason to drop them. I thought drop backported drivers will fix ite9135. If not, better  ...

Lol, you're not the only one OpenELEC user... It's imporant that the majority has benefit from the support of drivers.
Actually, it's also adittional work for jernej, without guarantee that most people are actually happy with it.

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Published in 2016-5-28 05:42:59 | Show all floors
you say they dont wotk anyway, then why maintain them?
sure i would love mygica t230 support but wait for mainline
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 Author| Published in 2016-5-28 05:53:25 | Show all floors
They work, but not all. That is the problem...
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Published in 2016-5-29 18:48:57 | Show all floors
Ok. What specific thing is broken because of backporting? For example, ite9135 not working even without backporting any drivers.

Give me some example?
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 Author| Published in 2016-5-29 19:59:39 | Show all floors
for example: https://git.linuxtv.org/media_build.git/tree/v4l/versions.txt#n70 needs 3.7 and actually all drivers listed above 3.4 and are included in 3.4.
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