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Request:
Hardware Support for DVB device Technisat SkyStar USB HD in Solus

Solus Forum thread:
https://discuss.getsol.us/d/5919-new-to-linux-traffic-password-hp-plugin-cheese-dvb-goldendict

Device specs:
https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Technisat_SkyStar_USB_HD
Technisat SkyStar USB HD

Firmware file (link from linuxtv article mentioned above):
http://kernellabs.com/firmware/technisat-usb2/
SkyStar_USB_HD_FW_v17_63.HEX.fw
SkyStar_USB_HD_FW_v17_63.HEX.fw.license.txt

Issue:
Device works properly after copying "SkyStar_USB_HD_FW_v17_63.HEX.fw" to /lib/firmware on any other distro without further actions.
DataDrake suggests a kernel flag needs to be enabled.
Licence allows redistribution of "SkyStar_USB_HD_FW_v17_63.HEX.fw".
Gecko Linux (openSUSE) already offers package that provides "SkyStar_USB_HD_FW_v17_63.HEX.fw".

Temporary solution:
Using other distro for dvb :(

Thanks for your help! :)

edit: typo

Event Timeline

Unknown Object (User) created this task.Dec 15 2020, 6:19 PM
DataDrake triaged this task as Normal priority.Jan 10 2021, 4:51 PM
DataDrake edited projects, added Hardware; removed Lacks Project.
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Kernel Drivers on the Hardware board.
DataDrake added a subscriber: DataDrake.

Like I said for the other tuner, I'll look into the kernel side of this, but I really don't want one-off packages for individual firmware files.

Unknown Object (User) added a comment.Jan 10 2021, 10:49 PM

Retrieving firmware files from www.linuxtv.org and "sudo cp" them into /lib/firmware is perfectly fine for me. In fact, I've succesfully been doing so in other distros. As far as I understand, they don't need to be updated, do they? Thank you very much for your help.

Unknown Object (User) updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 10 2021, 10:51 PM