Kernel 4.4.17 DVB Support


i use Calculate with Kernel 4.4.17 but i cant use my KNC-one DVB-C card .
In Gentoo i only must modified kernel 4.4.6 withhin menuconfig to use my card.

But how can I do that in Calculate Linux ?

alculate harald # dmesg | grep DVB
[ 10.538738] DVB: registering new adapter (KNC1 DVB-C MK3)
[ 11.260492] budget_av 0000:37:09.0: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Philips TDA10023 DVB-C)…
[ 16.509537] dvb_ca adapter 0: DVB CAM detected and initialised successfully
calculate harald #


Hi Harald,
Tell us what you want to add in the kernel?


thats the Question. But i think i must check about DVB-entries in the Kernel Config.

Heres my dmesg from GENTOO:

harald-Pc harald # dmesg | grep DVB
[ 11.120532] DVB: registering new adapter (TERRATEC S7 MKII)
[ 11.635987] DVB: registering new adapter (KNC1 DVB-C MK3)
[ 12.073728] budget_av 0000:37:09.0: DVB: registering adapter 1 frontend 0 (Philips TDA10023 DVB-C)…
[ 13.076608] usb 2-2: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (STB0899 Multistandard)…
[ 13.076772] input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-2/input/input15
[ 17.321655] dvb_ca adapter 1: DVB CAM detected and initialised successfully

Ok, there is my other DVB-Card listed but i dont use it anymore.

In Gentoo I use Kaffeine and it works fine.

In Calculate i use myTV but it shows no Card entries. Kaffeine shows nothing too.


Oh, i think there is no frontend in Calculate for my KNC card. Isnt it ?


Hi Harald,

Look settings that you performed in Gentoo and do the same. You can point us to them and we will add the necessary support in the distribution. Calculate using the original Portage Gentoo remaining fully compatible.


this is my genkernel config. with full multimedia-Support from GENTOO:

but how can I use this config. in Calculate?

cd /usr/src/ > menuconfig. does not work


Harald, in Calculate default kernel installed without sources, but custom kernel need it.

[I] sys-kernel/calculate-sources [1]
     Available versions:  
     (4.1.33) ~4.1.33^bs
     (4.4.17) 4.4.17^bs{tbz2}
     (4.4.22) ~4.4.22^bs
     (4.7.5) ~4.7.5^bs
       {build firmware +grub minimal symlink themes +vmlinuz}
     Installed versions:  4.4.17(4.4.17)^bs{tbz2}(13:40:38 08/16/16)(firmware grub minimal symlink themes vmlinuz -build)
     Description:         Calculate Linux kernel image

{build firmware +grub minimal symlink themes +vmlinuz} please note “minimal” USE-flag. U need

USE="-minimal" emerge sys-kernel/calculate-sources

or (if you want keep custom kernel through updates):

sudo echo "sys-kernel/calculate-sources -minimal" >> /etc/portage/package.use/custom
emerge sys-kernel/calculate-sources

after that all kernel’s updates will use your custom config.


ok, i understand that i must install

USE="-minimal" emerge sys-kernel/calculate-sources

but - how can i use my config. from my GENTOO Kernel to be used by CALCULATE ?

please explain this behavior during setup


# make “-minimal” permanent

sudo echo "sys-kernel/calculate-sources -minimal" >> /etc/portage/package.use/custom

# install kernel sources without build

sudo USE="-vmlinuz" emerge sys-kernel/calculate-sources 

# put your .config

cd /usr/src/linux
cp <path-to-you-config>/.config .

# make and install custom kernel


after that you get custom kernel and calculate will keep your .config even when kernel update. without additional actions.


many thank,
now it is clear to me how to do that