Driver for "Multimedia eXtension Board" (MXB) missing

Bug #242587 reported by Michael Hunold
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is a duplicate of bug #201197 reported for linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22.

In short: the driver for the "Multimedia eXtension Board" (MXB) was removed due to whatever reasons. The maintainer already agreed to bring it back it, but nothing happened, for over 3 months now.

Of course the driver is still missing for linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24, so I file this bug here again.

The fix is simple: just change two lines in the kernel's .config. Please, can somebody take care or tell me how to get this small fix done?

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Michael Hunold (hunold) wrote :

Can anybody please tell me to whom I should assign this bug so it's taken care of? I'm willing to provide the necessary patches, but unless somebody comments on this bug report I feel that nobody wants to take care.

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Leann Ogasawara (leannogasawara) wrote :

Hi Michael,

It looks like this has been enabled for the upcoming Intrepid Ibex 8.10 release:

ogasawara@yoji:~/ubuntu-intrepid/debian/config$ grep -rn "CONFIG_VIDEO_MXB" *

ogasawara@emiko:~$ modinfo mxb
filename: /lib/modules/2.6.26-5-generic/kernel/drivers/media/video/mxb.ko
license: GPL
author: Michael Hunold <email address hidden>
description: video4linux-2 driver for the Siemens-Nixdorf 'Multimedia eXtension board'
srcversion: 06BA2A97B63EC41E8E52A84
alias: pci:v00001131d00007146sv00000000sd00000000bc*sc*i*
depends: saa7146,i2c-core,saa7146_vv
vermagic: 2.6.26-5-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 686
parm: freq:initial frequency the tuner will be tuned to while setup (int)
parm: debug:Turn on/off device debugging (default:off). (int)

You should be able to test using the most recent Alpha release for Intrepid. More information can be found at .

As far as this being enabled for Hardy I'm not sure if it will qualify for a Stable Release Update - but I'll leave this to the discretion of the kernel team.

Also note that beginning with the Intrepid Ibex 8.10 development cycle the linux-ubuntu-modules package was actually merged with the linux kernel package. Going forward, bugs that would have been reported against linux-ubuntu-modules should now just be reported against linux. That is why I've opened the 'linux' task for this report. Thanks.

Changed in linux:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24:
assignee: nobody → ubuntu-kernel-team
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote : Kernel team bugs

Per a decision made by the Ubuntu Kernel Team, bugs will longer be assigned to the ubuntu-kernel-team in Launchpad as part of the bug triage process. The ubuntu-kernel-team is being unassigned from this bug report. Refer to for more information. Thanks.

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