[alsa-devel] radio-maestro broken (conflicts with snd-es1968)
linux at rainbow-software.org
Mon Mar 14 11:28:01 CET 2011
On Monday 14 March 2011, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> > At Sat, 12 Mar 2011 19:52:39 +0100,
> > Hans Verkuil wrote:
> >> On Saturday, March 12, 2011 19:19:00 Ondrej Zary wrote:
> >> > Hello,
> >> > the radio-maestro driver is badly broken. It's intended to drive the
> >> radio on
> >> > MediaForte ESS Maestro-based sound cards with integrated radio (like
> >> > SF64-PCE2-04). But it conflicts with snd_es1968, ALSA driver for the
> >> sound
> >> > chip itself.
> >> >
> >> > If one driver is loaded, the other one does not work - because a
> >> driver is
> >> > already registered for the PCI device (there is only one). This was
> >> probably
> >> > broken by conversion of PCI probing in 2006:
> >> > ttp://lkml.org/lkml/2005/12/31/93
> >> >
> >> > How to fix it properly? Include radio functionality in snd-es1968 and
> >> delete
> >> > radio-maestro?
> >> Interesting. I don't know anyone among the video4linux developers who
> >> has
> >> this hardware, so the radio-maestro driver hasn't been tested in at
> >> least
> >> 6 or 7 years.
> >> The proper fix would be to do it like the fm801.c alsa driver does: have
> >> the radio functionality as an i2c driver. In fact, it would not surprise
> >> me at all if you could use the tea575x-tuner.c driver (in
> >> sound/i2c/other)
> >> for the es1968 and delete the radio-maestro altogether.
> > I guess simply porting radio-maestro codes into snd-es1968 would work
> > without much hustles, and it's a bit safe way to go for now; smaller
> > changes have less chance for breakage, and as little people seem using
> > this driver, it'd be better to take a safer option, IMO.
> I assume someone has hardware since someone reported this breakage. So try
> to use tuner-tea575x for the es1968. It shouldn't be too difficult.
> Additional cleanup should probably wait until we find a tester for the
> fm801 as well.
I have the hardware - both ES1968 (SF64-PCE2-04) and FM801 cards (SF64-PCR)
with these tuners. I remember fixing mute in tea5757x-tuner back in 2009
(testing it on SF64-PCR).
> I don't like the idea to duplicate code.
I don't like that either. I've done a quick hack - copied radio support from
fm801 and radio_bits_get() and radio_bits_set() from radio-maestro to es1968
and it seems to basically work.
Now I just need some more time to finish it, then move everything good from
radio-maestro to tea575x-tuner and delete radio-maestro.
IIRC, the TEA5757 tuner is also present on at least one ISA radio card -
SF16-FMR2 (which I also have).
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