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

Rob Rosenfeld rob+mythtv-users at rosenfeld.to
Sat Sep 9 17:12:01 UTC 2006

Paul V. Gratz wrote:
> 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

2.6.17 requires a new version if you upgraded your kernel from 2.6.16.
But ivtv 0.7.0 supports 2.6.17, which there is an ebuild for.

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