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Firmware (or lack thereof) causes crashes in Fedora 17 and Rawhide

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I am having a problem with a firmware package in Fedora 17, which also affects Rawhide. I have been unable to solve the problem. I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 tuner/video capture card, model 74041 LF rev. C6B2. I had no problems with it in Fedora 14, Fedora 15 or Fedora 16. If I install "firmware for Conexant cx23418-based video capture devices" package (cx18-firmware-20080628-5) I end up with Cheese failing to launch and slamming hard drive, running CPU cores at 100%, and filling memory to capacity until killed by the system, as well as User Accounts in System Settings (HowTos)