[mythtv-users] How to make static device nodes for video capture cards in MythTV .22?

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 16:44:26 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Dave <dave at davestechshop.net> wrote:
> I am running Mythbuntu 9.10 with 1 PVR150 and 1 HVR850. When I reboot, the PVR150 is changing device nodes. I tried the script mentioned in this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=753434) and I do get a symlink, but I do not see the new static device node as an option in myth backend setup.
> Does this "Ubuntu Jaunty" script work in Mythbuntu 9.10 / MythTV .22?
> Is there a better solution yet?
> What can I do now, other than not reboot? ;)

The hard way: write udev rules
This has always troubled me

Easy way (for me): Add an option line to your ivtv module in modprobe.conf
options ivtv ivtv_first_minor=1

This will cause ivtv to always take /dev/video1 (double check with a
google search to see if ivtv_first_minor is 0 based) and should leave
/dev/video0 for your other card


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