On 14/04/13 16:57, Richard Shaw wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 8:45 AM, John Pilkington <J.Pilk(a)tesco.net
> <mailto:J.Pilk@tesco.net>> wrote:
> Hi: I've been happily using the ATrpms repo for more than 8 years,
> but it feels like time to test the water over here.
> I have a laptop now running under ScientificLinux 6.4, with kde
> 4.10.2 and Qt 4.8.4 from the kde-unstable repo, and MythTV
> 0.26.0-7.el6 from rpmfusion. Some parts of the recent installation
> process weren't planned, but to my surprise the system seems to be
> working well.
> I'm glad the package is working for you! I had an issue with CentOS 6 so
> gave up and went back to Fedora, which is a pity I was really looking
> forward to not having to upgrade my MythTV as frequently.
> One part of the working system is still from Atrpms. MythTV under
> the current SL6 kernel doesn't recognise the tuner - a PCTV 290e
> dvb-t/t2 usb device - so I'm running an earlier kernel with
> video4linux driver package and kmdl from ATrpms; the last sync with
> linuxtv was in Nov 2011.
> In browsing the rpmfusion repo I haven't recognised packages that
> might provide this functionality. What am I missing?
> Nothing really. The problem is that the v4l package in RHEL/CentOS is
> very old, but unlike ATRPMs, RPM Fusion has a policy, like Fedora EPEL,
> of not providing packages that already exist in the upstream (or EPEL)
> repositories. I don't completely understand the relationship between the
> driver, library, and utility packages, but you can reference this BZ bug
> I submitted some time ago for more information. Thus far, RH has
> declined to update the v4l package.
Thanks, Richard. That's clear. I'll explore further and report back if
I make progress.
An update. I had no success, over several weeks, with the linuxtv
media_build script and current kernels from sl6, and a quick attempt to
rebuild the ATrpms v4l package also failed. But then I tried the
kernel-lt from elrepo, and the PCTV-290e DVB-T2 USB device works with no
My laptop has by now moved some way from RHEL6-clone status, since I
also have qt-4.8.4 and kde-4.10.2 from kde-unstable, but it seems to
Work For Me.