[mythtv-users] Error upgrading to FC2: "Failed to open /dev/video0: Cannot allocate memory"

Fa Yoeu fayoeu at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 02:58:17 UTC 2004

I had this same problem.  I found out that /dev/video was a directory
after upgrading to FC2 from FC1.  I had to change mythtv to use
/dev/video0 instead by rerun the mythtv setup utility, after that it

On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 21:54:27 -0500, John Thomas <jwt9478 at gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> Since it was a slow weekend, I thought it would be a good idea to
> upgrade my FC1-Pundit MythTV box an upgrade up to FC2.  I felt like it
> was a good idea since others were having success with the upgrade and
> also because I want to eventually update my system with a pcHDTV card
> in the near future.  Well I got stuck on implementing the ivtv driver.
> It kept complaining that /dev/video was unable to allocate memory.  I
> found a user with the exact same problem, but with no solution.  The
> link is below:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/75905?do=post_view_threaded
> Eventually I gave up trying to figure out myself and went back to FC1.
> I would appreciate any help that someone could provide to bring a
> solution to this problem.  Then maybe I'll try again.
> Thanks alot
> My system specs:
> http://pvrhw.goldfish.org/tiki-view_pvrent.php?systemid=My+MythTV+Fedora+Pundit
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