You asked for it, fool
Just kidding, there is lots of information.
For the firmware files.http://linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/
This was mentioned in a Fedora Forum. (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-259997.html
"You need the cx18 firmware. http://dl.ivtvdriver.org/ivtv/firmware/
Unpack it, place the .fw files in /lib/firmware and reboot."
Lots of subdirectories in that directory.
The following link gives details on downloading a driver. I understand the words but the actual method of building, unpacking and I do not know the correct method. I did download the file .bz2 (it had a slightly different name) and something called Ark will open it, I think.http://www.ivtvdriver.org/index.php/Cx18#Obtaining_the_driver
The following link has a thread name of "conexant cx23418 video card driver for ubuntu", but I think this is the version that we are warned about. The link mentioned in it was the one that took me to the just above driver.http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1530529&page=2
The following link gives a file called cx23418.h
Not sure what it does but it looks very much like a configuration file. A "h" file is a new one to me.http://linux.sourcearchive.com/documentation/2.6.28-2.2/cx23418_8h-source.html
The following link is a forum page detailing how someone detected their card. It was different one to mine but the results looked impressive.http://www.techsupportteam.org/forum/linux-alternative-os/5417-saa7134-pci-tv-tuner-cards-linux.html
The following link provided examples of a detected card using something called dmesg and lspci.http://openbenchmarking.org/linux/PCI/0400/14f1:5b7a
The following link provides details on setting up a hauppauge card, not exactly mine but uses same chipset.http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HVR-1600
The following link gives details on building and installing a device driver. Good if you are competent with the lingo. Perhaps a translation wiki is needed, ie mkdir = md in dos and so on.http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_Obtain,_Build_and_Install_V4L-DVB_Device_Drivers
The following link gives information on configuring said card and has links to files (I think) that are needed.http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/VIDEO_CX18.html
As you can see, lots of links and information overload. Big trouble if my Winfast card isn't based on the conexant chip.
Again, thanking you in advance.