[jaunty] [wishlist] [patch] Support for Sony PlayTV USB vendor/product ids

Bug #356250 reported by zzz on 2009-04-06
This bug affects 1 person
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linux (Ubuntu)
Jim Lieb

Bug Description

This Sony PlayTV, vendor id 0x1415, product id 0x0003, is based around the DiBcom STK7070PD reference design and has a STK7070PD frontend and two DIB7070p tuners [1]. It is therefore identical to many devices already supported by /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/kernel/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-usb/dvb-usb-dib0700.ko.

It is supported in v4l-dvb since changeset 10824 [2] when the necessary vendor and product ids were added.

Whilst this change has not yet been accepted into the main kernel tree, it is a trivial patch that I have tested and found to be working well in 2.6.28.

I have backported the changes from the v4l-dvb mercurial tree and generated a patch against linux-image-2.6.28-11-generic to simply add the vendor and product ids for the device (attached to this bug). Please consider this patch for inclusion in jaunty's kernel package.

[1] http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Sony_PlayTV_dual_tuner_DVB-T
[2] http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/rev/6f06ffa0487c

tags: added: bitesize
zzz (oldman-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

fyi building patched kernel (linux - 2.6.28-11.41~ppa1) in my PPA here https://launchpad.net/~oldman/+archive/ppa

Hi Dominic,

Thanks for the reference to the patch. I'm also including the upstream git commit id for the Ubuntu kernel team to referecne:
commit 0a6e1ed2f11d92e24c3792ce5403e2628a9f7a7e
Author: <email address hidden> <email address hidden>
Date: Tue Feb 24 14:51:43 2009 -0300

    V4L/DVB (10824): Add "Sony PlayTV" to dibcom driver

    This patch introduces support for DVB-T for the following dibcom based card:
      Sony PlayTV (USB-ID: 1415:0003)

    Signed-off-by: Sebastián Blanes <email address hidden>
    Cc: Patrick Boettcher <email address hidden>
    Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <email address hidden>

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
zzz (oldman-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Thanks Leann.

Worth also noting that PlayTV support is available out-of-the-box in karmic via linux-image-2.6.30

Jim Lieb (lieb) on 2009-05-13
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jim Lieb (lieb)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Jim Lieb (lieb) wrote :

Please download and try the kernel package(s) at:


Either package will do for your testing. Just let me know which in your report. As soon as you
respond, the sooner we can move this to SRU release.

Note: these packages are for testing purposes only and are therefore not supported under Ubuntu.


Jim Lieb (lieb) wrote :

This device is enabled in the next release (karmic). For users who wish to enable this device, they can upgrade their kernel to the current karmic development kernel. Note that although we are very interested in bug reports, this is not not supported until karmic releases.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
zzz (oldman-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Jim, sorry I thought I had updated this bug report, I must not have submitted the update. I was successful in testing the i386 .deb you provided. Is it now too late to go into the stable updates?

On Thursday 28 May 2009 04:31:04 Dominic Evans wrote:
> Jim, sorry I thought I had updated this bug report, I must not have
> submitted the update. I was successful in testing the i386 .deb you
> provided. Is it now too late to go into the stable updates?

Yes which is why I recommend installing a Karmic kernel. The problem
in this case is that enablement for your card came after a number of others
and the patch would therefore be different rather than upstream. Since we
already have support in the next kernel rev (Karmic) and that kernel runs
just fine with a Jaunty user space, Thank you for your patience but this
policy saves us an incredible amount of duplicate effort that can then
be re-directed to the next doesn't-work-yet issue.

Jim Lieb
Ubuntu Kernel Team
Canonical Ltd.
<email address hidden>

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