[mythtv-users] controlling order of tuner card detection?

Anthony Messina amessina at messinet.com
Sun Mar 4 20:07:55 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-03-04 at 14:19 -0500, Michael Thome wrote:
> Sometimes, my tuner cards are detected and thus assigned to /dev/videoX 
> numbers in different orders - this wouldn't be an issue except that they 
> have very different connections and features.  Right now, I've got a 
> pvr-150 with both cable and video-in and a hd5500 with qam and backup 
> cable in - if they get detected in the wrong order, /dev/video doesn't 
> have an mpeg encoder, doesn't have an attached cable box to video0, and 
> gets darn nasty reception.  I've been planning to replace the 150 with a 
> 500, but I'm nervous that it'll make things even worse...
> Is there any way to force detection to proceed in bus-order, presumably 
> not changing unless I swap cards?

i have a pvr-350 and a pchdtv-5500 in the same fc6 machine and i've used
the following in /etc/modprobe.conf in with great success:

# make hd-5500 /dev/video1 and /dev/vbi1
options cx8800 video_nr=1 vbi_nr=1

Anthony -  http://messinet.com - http://messinet.com/~amessina/gallery
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