[mythtv-users] Trouble installing ivtv: Can't locate module saa

Jarod Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Sun Aug 29 16:36:12 EDT 2004

On Sunday 29 August 2004 12:20, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 07:53:39PM +0200, Asciimonster wrote:
> > I've done all the steps in the waeckerlin guide
> > (http://linux.waeckerlin.org/pvr.html), but there is still a problem.
> > test_ioctl reports:
> > "Failed to open /dev/video0: device does not exist"
> >
> > However there is a video0 device present in /dev/
> >
> > Also when I do modprobe ivtv it reports:
> > "Can't locate module saa, which is required for module ivtv"
> >
> > Could somebody break this problem down for me?
> What is this, "Bust A Move"?  :-)

Ah, Young MC, where have you gone...

> Yeah: your /dev/video0 isn't *working*, because the saa driver, which
> lives down inside it, isn't being loaded.  ivtv is, I think, supposed
> to bring that along with it, so you might have a broken ivtv; where'd
> you get it.

I think you have a tanked modules.conf. The required module is NOT saa. Its 
saa7115 (as well as saa7127 for PVR-350 output).

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com

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