[mythtv-users] OT: Persistent DVB node

Nick Rout nick at rout.co.nz
Wed Jul 18 21:01:42 UTC 2007

On Thu, July 19, 2007 6:52 am, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 07/18/2007 02:28 PM, Razza wrote:
>> Razza wrote on 15 July 2007 15:26:
>>> Fantastic, Nick you are a genius! The symlink concept works on the DVB-
>>> T card!
>>> 2. Why can I only set up 7 dvb cards in Myth? (maybe 8 as I think the
>>> counting starts from 0) as this will only allow for 4 sources using
>>> this
>>> method
>>> 3. Is there any way to increase the number of DVB cards Myth will
>>> accept?
>> Not seen a definitive response on why you can only set 8 cards (0 to 7)
>> in
>> myth? and more importantly if you can increase this number!
> The proper approach is to use udev to ensure each card type always gets
> the same kernel number (and, funny enough, could be done using a script
> very similar to the one you provided for "post-udev" linking, among
> other approaches).
> Nick's approach is a good approach for the user who doesn't care to
> learn the proper usage of udev.  (Or for a person who doesn't feel like
> teaching how udev is used on the list. :)

I would have suggested looking harder at udev if the OP hadn't said that
he had already consulted better minds than mine on the subject (he
mentioned the udev mailing list and the dvb mailing list).

Perhaps you have an actual suggestion on how the OP could better write his
udev rules.

Nick Rout

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