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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:03 am    Post subject: who to ask for integrating new firmware? [SOLVED] Reply with quote

hi,

i am using now the hauppauge wintv hvr 5525 tv-card for quite some time now with recent vlc 3.x. i have tested extensivly the dvb-s2 receiver and after my move to upper franconia area the dvb-c receiver of the card.

i can report with joy that this multifuntional pci express tv-card works perfectly in recent linux kernels (4.18.8 too ;) for guys still looking for a universal tv-card i can give a definitve buy recommendation...

my problem is the needed 2 firmware files to use this card in linux are NOT part of the official linux-firmware tree, so who to ask that the needed firmware files become a permanent part of a future linux-firmware package?

i looked in gentoos faq and kernel.org faq and still dont know who to ask... :?:

Link to the manufacturers site:

http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/products/data_hvr5525.html

Links to the 2 needed firmware files:

https://github.com/OpenELEC/dvb-firmware/raw/master/firmware/dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw

https://github.com/OpenELEC/dvb-firmware/raw/master/firmware/dvb-demod-m88rs6000.fw
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello,

copy these two firmware files to ' /lib/firmware ' and enjoy :!:

greetings
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does not make the files part of the firmware package, so no one else would benefit from his discovery. He wants it added to the linux-firmware package so that the next person can update linux-firmware, rebuild, and have everything work without special investigation or modification.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hu wrote:
That does not make the files part of the firmware package, so no one else would benefit from his discovery. He wants it added to the linux-firmware package so that the next person can update linux-firmware, rebuild, and have everything work without special investigation or modification.


Exactly 8)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should file a request on Gentoo Bugzilla. https://bugs.gentoo.org/
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do some gentoo developers have write access to the official linux firmware git archive? then it would be only a licensing question to integrate legaly the firmware there ...

link to the official linux firmware repository:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git

until the i open a enhancement bugreport to the sys-kernel/linux-firmware package...

CASE CLOSED...

i add solved to the threads title...

thank you guys for the help :wink:
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