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Review of Linux Compatibility
The DVBSky S950 is a PCI-Express card with low profile and one DVB-S2 tuner. The card is identified as:
02:00.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23885 PCI Video and Audio Decoder (rev 04)
The driver of the card is not included in the standard Linux kernel, but has to be installed by hand. The Linux drivers are shipped together with the card or can be downloaded from http://www.dvbsky.net. An installation instruction for the driver can be found at at the DVBSky Homepage.
The card needs the firmware file dvb-fe-ds3103.fw, which can be downloaded from http://www.dvbsky.net/download/dvbsky-firmware.zip.
After installation of the firmware and driver the card will be automatically initialized if the system boots:
CORE cx23885: subsystem: 4254:0950, board: DVBSKY S950 [card=42,autodetected] cx23885_dvb_register() allocating 1 frontend(s) cx23885: cx23885 based dvb card m88ds3103_load_firmware: Waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-ds3103.fw)... DVB: registering new adapter (cx23885) cx23885 0000:02:00.0: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Montage DS3103/TS2022)... DVBSKY PCIe MAC= ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff Registered IR keymap rc-dvbsky input: cx23885 IR (DVBSKY S950) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:02:00.0/rc/rc0/input15 rc0: cx23885 IR (DVBSKY S950) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:02:00.0/rc/rc0