[mythtv-users] Irratic PVR250 ivtv module load - Ubuntu

Douglas Peale Douglas_Peale at comcast.net
Tue Jul 13 06:13:46 UTC 2010

On 07/12/2010 09:49 PM, Douglas Peale wrote:
> On 07/12/2010 08:56 PM, John Drescher wrote:
>>> It seems that everyone has their own opinion - some say udev rules
>>> aren't so good, others swear by them.
>>>  I don't see any ivtv named files in: /lib/udev/rules.d I would have
>>> to figure out how it all works!
> I just spent a bunch of time trying to figure out how to get udev rules to work without success.

> The two symbolic links it is intended to create never show up. I have no idea what I am doing wrong.

I found and fixed at least one error in my file, but I found that the instructions are misleading. Even though the system
monitors the directory for changes, rules are only applied when the device is first recognized. the symbolic link "WebCam"
showed up when I unplugged and plugged in the web cam.

But it is all pointless. The tools that use the web cam won't let you enter a symbolic link. They display a list box of the
devices they found, and the symbolic link does not show up. Those same tools are the ones that have problems when the device
name changes. They all think that an ATI HDTV Wonder is just as good as a Microsoft LifeCam Cinema to use as a web cam.

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