[mythtv-users] "/dev/video0 doesn't exist" problem, hope you can help me

Billy Macdonald billymacdonald at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 03:32:07 UTC 2007

On 7/10/07, HHH <mythtv at zj165.com> wrote:
> Bill, many thanks to you!
> I tried that test, I could see the saved tv program test.mpg!
> but when I ran: $cat /dev/video0 > ./test.mpg, no tv appear, but I could
> still use $mplayer ./test.mpg to see the saved test.mpg.
> Moreover, I stop backend  and deleted capture card and reinstall again, but
> got non changes in fact, I still got the warning: "dev/video0 deosn't
> exist".
> Hope to get your further help!
> Many thanks to you!

what user is mythbackend running as?  maybe that user doesn't have
permissions to /dev/video0


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