[mythtv-users] Gentoo 2.6.17, PVR-500, no /dev/video devices?

Rob Rosenfeld rob+mythtv-users at rosenfeld.to
Sat Sep 9 16:46:22 UTC 2006

Matthew K. Lee wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm not getting any video devices created in the /dev directory.
> This is my first attemp at setting up MythTV on Gentoo.  I've got the 
> 2.6.17-gentoo-r7 kernel, and I'm trying to figure out how to get my 
> PVR-500 card up and running.  I think that I've got the kernel 
> configured correctly.  I've chosen to go built-in vs. modules.  I've 
> read through the various howto's && wiki articles.  I'm certain that 
> I've got the kernel configured properly.  (But of course, I can provide 
> more detail if needed.)
> So I thought it was a udev issue.  I emerged hotplug... read the 
> notice... and then emerged coldplug.  Set it to start with rc-update.  
> Still no video devices.
> Can anyone guide me in the right direction? 
> I'm also curious... Do I need to do something to install the firmware 
> for the card?  (i.e the HcwMakoA.ROM files?)  Or are these built-in somehow?

If you have emerged ivtv, like Chad asked, check dmesg.  ivtv is pretty
verbose there.

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