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Drop backported DVB drivers?

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Post time 2016-5-24 04:46:19 | Show all posts |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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Post time 2016-5-25 16:10:48 | Show all posts
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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Post time 2016-5-25 21:44:35 | Show all posts
ITE9135 seems to still be broken unfortunately.
Many thanks for your contribution though, big respect.
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 Author| Post time 2016-5-25 23:46:08 | Show all posts
Yes, this doesn't affect any other drivers. wifi will work just fine (if it is before)
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Post time 2016-5-26 05:06:02 | Show all posts
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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Post time 2016-5-26 13:48:41 | Show all posts
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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Post time 2016-5-28 05:42:59 | Show all posts
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| Post time 2016-5-28 05:53:25 | Show all posts
They work, but not all. That is the problem...
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Post time 2016-5-29 18:48:57 | Show all posts
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| Post time 2016-5-29 19:59:39 | Show all posts
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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