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

Paul V. Gratz pgratz at gratz1.com
Sat Sep 9 17:05:42 UTC 2006

On Saturday 09 September 2006 11:46, Rob Rosenfeld wrote:
> 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.

You may need to use a newer version of IVTV than the default in
portage for a kernel that new.  IIRC the 2.6.17 require the non-stable


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