In a break from our regular program (prism54 and linux) I spent a little while playing with my Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T card in my main machine, tom.
I occurred to me that the Red Hat kernel might be causing me some problems (I couldn't even compile linux-dvb...). So I copied vanilla 2.4.22 from the laptop (sylvester) to tom (via ethernet, because the wireless network isn't working). Guess what? Compiled and installed the dvb modules first time.
I went to bed a smug happy git.