[mythtv-users] PVR 250 + hd5500: consistent /dev/video# ordering

mythtv-users.mythtv.org at tgice.com mythtv-users.mythtv.org at tgice.com
Mon Jan 29 15:00:29 UTC 2007

Stroller wrote:
>> Is there an option I can pass to one of the
>> drivers or to whichever one is creating the 5500 /dev/video to not  
>> even
>> create it (since I currently don't need it)?
> I'm not sure about that, but I'm pretty sure you can allocate the to  
> 5500 /dev/video2, which should do the job.
> I think you might find these useful:
>    http://www.redhat.com/magazine/002dec04/features/udev/
>    http://www.reactivated.net/writing_udev_rules.html#example-netif  
> (and the rest of that page)

Thanks for the suggestion.  I looked into this a bit and it looked like 
it *might* be possible to do what I'm wanting w/ this, but after messing 
around with it for about 10 minutes, I gave up and went back to the 
/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6 (in Gentoo) approach.

Previously, I'd just been using cx88xx (for the hd5500 card) and ivtv, 
but then I tried adding cx88_dvb (ahead of ivtv) and *so far* this seems 
to've worked, and made the hd5500's /dev/videoX device reliably come up 
as /dev/video0.  I have, however, only rebooted a few times since doing 
this, so I'm not sure it'll stick, but perhaps that's all there is to it.

When I first installed the 5500, I didn't have *any* references in 
kernel-2.6 for it b/c the drivers seemed to autoload for me (I must've 
put some support in 2.6.18 for that), but if this works for the videoX 
ordering, that's the way to do it of course.

Thanks for your help.  I'll try to post if this doesn't work and I come 
up with another solution.


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