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Old 23rd May 2012, 03:00 AM
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Question [SOLVED] Cannot watch TV with AverMedia A835... compile module errors

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Hello folks, I've got an AverMedia, AverTV Volar HD PRO A835 device for watch TV (DVB-T) over Fedora with Kaffeine or another soft to watch TV.

The problem is next... I have find solution, I should compile this module xgazza.altervista.org/Linux/DVB/Drivers/AF9035_xgaz_3.0.0.tar.bz2 (module's developer page xgazza.altervista.org/Linux/DVB/Drivers/), I don't like a lot projects that seems only interesting on Ubuntu linux distro, and others seems not exists such as Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mandriva... but this is other topic...

So... I cannot compile it, and I have contacted to him for report it. He said (this passed when Fedora had got kernel 3.2-*), you should downgrade your kernel to use 3.1, that it is supported.... So... downgraded a kernel and all works OK.

The problem is, that I never like use an old kernel. Today, is 3.3-6* on Fedora repositories, almost becomes 3.4...

Developer said me too, that a git repository to download, compile and install it, for kernel 3.2 however this is on alpha stage.... lol...

I downloaded git source code obtain from follow Webpage, github.com/xgazza/DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0 , but, when I try to compile for install it, I get this error message:

make -C /lib/modules/3.3.6-3.fc16.x86_64/build M=/home/netSys/Descargas/build/git/DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0 modules
make[1]: entering directory`/usr/src/kernels/3.3.6-3.fc16.x86_64'
CC [M] /home/netSys/Descargas/build/git/DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0/af9035.o
In file included from /home/netSys/Descargas/build/git/DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0/dvb-usb.h:19:0,
from /home/netSys/Descargas/build/git/DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0/af9035.h:30,
from /home/netSys/Descargas/build/git/DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0/af9035.c:25:
/home/netSys/Descargas/build/git/DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0/dvb_frontend.h:49:33: error: the field 'parameters' has incomplete type
/home/netSys/Descargas/build/git/DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0/dvb_frontend.h:313:28: error: array type has incomplete element type
make[2]: *** [/home/netSys/Descargas/build/git/DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0/af9035.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/netSys/Descargas/build/git/DVB-AF9035_kernel-3.2.0] Error 2
make[1]: leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.3.6-3.fc16.x86_64'
make: *** [all] Error 2
I contacted again module developer, not replied me...

Maybe interesting /usr/src/kernels/3.3.6-3.fc16.x86_64/include/linux/dvb/frontend.h > fpaste.org/tuDQ/

Can I help me?, thanks
Álvaro Castillo

Linux user #547784

Last edited by netSys; 24th May 2012 at 11:12 PM. Reason: SOLVED
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Old 23rd May 2012, 10:19 AM
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Re: Cannot watch TV with AverMedia A835... compile module errors

Sure you can help

For 3.3 kernel update dvb_frontend.h file
You do realize he's doing this in his spare time and you should consider yourself lucky someone is developing a driver for your card.

Try to define __DVB_CORE__ before including frontend.h in line 41 of dvb_frontend.h

#define __DVB_CORE__
#include <linux/dvb/frontend.h>
You might also have to remove line 39 of af9033.c or this whole block

#if (LINUX_VERSION_CODE >= KERNEL_VERSION(3,3,0)) || ((defined V4L2_VERSION) && (V4L2_VERSION >= 197120))
/* all DVB frontend drivers now work directly with the DVBv5
* structure. This warrants that all drivers will be
* getting/setting frontend parameters on a consistent way, in
* order to avoid copying data from/to the DVBv3 structs
* without need.
#define V4L2_ONLY_DVB_V5
Not exactly sure what changed in kernel 3.3, but the DVBv5 parameters might not work yet.

Now it should compile with kernel 3.3.6-3

Use at your own risk! I don't have a card to test this and it is just a quick 'n' dirty hack to make it compile. This might blow up your computer ;-)
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Old 24th May 2012, 11:11 PM
netSys Offline
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Re: Cannot watch TV with AverMedia A835... compile module errors

Oh, thanks a lot george_toolan, compiled works.

Álvaro Castillo

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