[mythtv-users] Help with UDEV for DVB tuners

Lindsay Mathieson lindsay.mathieson at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jul 7 23:07:04 UTC 2008

Nick F wrote:
> I've read the wiki and previous threads about UDEV rules, and I still 
> can't get things to work.
> I am using Fedora 9 (64 bit), and 4 DVB tuner - 2 DVB-S cards, and a 
> NOVA-T-500 which has 2 tuners on board.
> Using the example from the wiki, I have created a new .rules file in 
> /etc/udev/rules.d named 55-dvb-allocation.rules that looks like this:
> ---file begins---
> # New rules file to create adapters 101 to 104 for 4 DVB tuners
> # Reminder to get data: udevinfo -a -p $(udevinfo -q path -n 
> /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0)
> # Create a symlink /dev/dvb/adapter101 pointing to Sky 28E card 
> (budget driver with manufacturer 0x1131)
> SUBSYSTEM=="dvb", ATTRS{manufacturer}=="0x1131", PROGRAM="/bin/sh -c 
> 'K=%k; K=$${K#dvb}; printf dvb/adapter101/%%s $${K#*.}'", SYMLINK+="%c"

for a start off, does:
  udevinfo -a -p $(udevinfo -q path -n /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0)|grep

display "0x1131"  ?

also has you tried your rules at 10- istead of 55-?

I have the following in 10-locale.rules which works with my PCI WinFast

SUBSYSTEM=="dvb", ATTRS{vendor}=="0x14f1", KERNELS=="0000:01:06.2",
PROGRAM="/bin/sh -c 'K=%k; K=$${K#dvb}; printf dvb/adapter201/%%s
$${K#*.}'", SYMLINK+="%c"

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