ivtv-fb module has not been merged into mainline yet

Bug #147886 reported by Dawson64 on 2007-10-01
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-source-2.6.22

I'm trying to load ivtv-fb but it is erroring out. The ivtv driver website says that the ivtv-fb module has not been merged into the mainline yet. Can this get added?

Dawson64 (robb-dawson) on 2007-10-01
Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
assignee: nobody → superm1
Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :
Changed in linux-source-2.6.22:
status: New → In Progress
Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

Submitted these to the kernel team's mailing list: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/2007-October/001836.html

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

Gutsy lum commit 70b8b691da54cdca0ac000b96bbd667ae0a55416

Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22:
assignee: superm1 → timg-tpi
importance: Undecided → Low
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Kyle McMartin (kyle) wrote :

linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22 (2.6.22-13.33) gutsy; urgency=low

  [Ben Collins]

  * ubuntu/d-i: Add atl2 module to udeb
    - LP: #148532

  [Matthew Garrett]

  * Work around uvc suspend issues
    - LP: #147757
  * Force-enable speakers on recent Thinkpads
    - LP: #140609

  [Tim Gardner]

  * Added et131x Gigabit ethernet driver support.
    - LP: #102291
  * AppArmor patch for disconnected path reporting
  * prism javelin/xbow works out-of-box, but the module is not loaded by
    - LP: #133823
  * System freeze when bringing up rt2500pci interface
    - LP: #129183
  * [xps1330] microphone built-in doesn't work
    - LP: #147682
  * FUJITSU SIEMENS XTB70 snd-hda-intel fix
    - LP: #147827
  * Add ivtv-fb and saa717x support
    - LP: #147886

 -- Kyle McMartin <email address hidden> Thu, 04 Oct 2007 16:09:03 +0000

Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2007-10-05
Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22:
assignee: timg-tpi → nobody

modprobing ivtv-fb still segfaults.

I've already posted about this in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=568074
but will repeat it here as it is not specific to mythbuntu.

I've found this post at ivtv-dev

According to the post on ivtv-devel the wrong ivtv-driver.h file is used when compiling the module. I found the following lines in ivtv/driver/makefile

ifeq ($(wildcard $(KDIR)/include/config/kernel.release),)
@KVERNUM=`echo $(KVER) | sed 's/-.*//'`; \
echo "Kernel version number: $$KVERNUM" ; \
if [ "$$KVERNUM" = "2.6.22" -o "$$KVERNUM" = "" ]; then \
cp -v ivtv-driver1.h ivtv-driver.h; \
else \
cp -v ivtv-driver2.h ivtv-driver.h; \

And here you can see that in case of kernel version 2.6.22, the ivtv-driver1.h is used as ivtv-driver.h. But ivtv-driver1.h differs from the ivtv-driver used in the kernel. ivtv-driver2.h however does not differ from the one used in the kernel and in this case is the one that should be used.

The module is using the wrong header,


Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22:
status: Fix Released → In Progress
Ben Collins (ben-collins) wrote :

linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22 (2.6.22-14.37) gutsy; urgency=low

  [Mario Limonciello]

  * Fix ivtv segfaulting
    - LP: #147886

 -- Ben Collins <email address hidden> Fri, 12 Oct 2007 15:32:37 -0400

Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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