[mythtv-users] Re-arranging video devices on every boot?

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at workshy.org
Thu Jan 24 09:40:30 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 10:48:13PM -0600, Ty Unes wrote:
> Very frustrating!
> After (almost) every reboot (not that I have to reboot much) my video 
> devices are re-arranged so that the listings don't work anymore and 
> mythtv is screwed up. I have to go and delete all my video devices, 
> reconfigure them, and re-work the channel listings by hand again. What a 
> pain! Could someone advise me as to why this is happening and/or how I 
> can stop it from happening?

Make some udev rules that uniquely each card and create consistent names
for them.  Then make mythtv use your device names rather than the


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his head smells.
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