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New Media/V4L2 Drivers For Linux 3.15

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Published on 05 April 2014 03:55 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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There's numerous new hardware drivers for the Linux 3.15 kernel when it comes to the media subsystem.

With it being a long list of media changes this time around for Linux 3.15, here's the list, as was merged on Friday with this Git pull:
- document RC sysfs class
- added an API to setup scancode to allow waking up systems using the Remote Controller
- add API for SDR devices. Drivers are still on staging
- some API improvements for getting EDID data from media inputs/outputs
- new DVB frontend driver for drx-j (ATSC)
- one driver (it913x/it9137) got removed, in favor of an improvement on another driver (af9035)
- added a skeleton V4L2 PCI driver at documentation
- added a dual flash driver (lm3646)
- added a new IR driver (img-ir)
- added an IR scancode decoder for the Sharp protocol
- some improvements at the usbtv driver, to allow its core to be reused.
- added a new SDR driver (rtl2832u_sdr)
- added a new tuner driver (msi001)
- several improvements at em28xx driver to fix PM support, device removal and to split the V4L2 specific bits into a separate sub-driver
- one driver got converted to videobuf2 (s2255drv)
- the e4000 tuner driver now follows an improved binding model
- some fixes at V4L2 compat32 code
- several fixes and enhancements at videobuf2 code
- some cleanups at V4L2 API documentation
- usual driver enhancements, new board additions and misc fixups

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