Linux Driver Project Status Report as of April 2008
greg at kroah.com
Tue Apr 29 10:39:28 PDT 2008
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 02:10:06PM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> One of the biggest group of devices that I feel are not overly well
> supported (more from a community easily available driver set) are some
> of the embedded style devices used for audio and video.
> There seems to be a lot of TV Set Top Box style devices that either
> run linux or can run Linux. Sigma Designs released codes around 2003
> for the devices then but there doesn't seem to be any since for their
> newer devices or for even the 2.6 kernel. There's dozens of devices
> that are based around these sort of devices based on Sigma, Broadcom
> or some other embedded media processor that would be cool if they were
> supported driver and kernel wise better than current. One example is
> the Sarotech Abigs DVP570HD
> (http://www.sarotech.com/english/product/dvp-570.html), the firmware
> runs on some ancient version of Linux, would be cool to be able to run
> a decent 2.6.x on it with newer interfaces like elisa.
Are there drivers for this hardware anywhere for older kernel versions
that we should just forward port?
Or would this be a "from scratch" implementation?
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