[mythtv-users] no /dev/video* devices created with HD-5500

Brad Sawatzky brad+mythtv at swatter.net
Wed Sep 12 13:41:44 UTC 2007

On Tue, 11 Sep 2007, Dylan Semler wrote:

> It seems that there is supposed to be full support in the kernel since
> 2.6.20 for the HD-5500, both analog and digital tuners.  Unfortunately,
> running, I can't get any /dev/video device to be created at
> boot time.  The only relevant message in demsg is:

I don't think udev loads the driver for you.  Try the following (as root):

  % modprobe cx88_dvb

It should pull in a bunch of other modules automagically.  'dmesg' should
show something like:
  cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.6 loaded
  cx8802_register_driver() ->registering driver type=dvb access=shared
  CORE cx88[0]: subsystem: 7063:5500, board: pcHDTV HD5500 HDTV [card=47]
  cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based dvb card
  DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0]).
  DVB: registering frontend 0 (LG Electronics LGDT3303 VSB/QAM Frontend)...

If that works then add it to /etc/modules so it will load by itself at next boot:
 % echo cx88_dvb >> /etc/modules

I'm using kernel, YMMV :-)

-- Brad

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