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The cx8800 TV tuner is supported in the kernel but when computer starts it says that firmware is not found. There is an unofficial firmware that can be downloaded and copied into /lib/firmware to make the card work. Should I report this missing file as a bug?

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Firmware blobs (including the ones for tv tuner cards) typically live in the linux-firmware-nonfree Download linux-firmware-nonfree package.

I don't see anything for a CX8800 in the file, but it might be worth installing it and seeing one of the firmware files in there support your tuner. If not you can file a bug on the package.

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It works. There is a file called xc3028-v27.fw. Looks like this firmware file is used for many cx**** tuners. –  nidzo732 Feb 2 '11 at 7:04
    
Hey alright! Please check the checkbox to accept this answer! –  Jorge Castro Feb 2 '11 at 14:41

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