[mythtv-users] cannot open /dev/video0
beww at beww.org
Tue Nov 14 17:24:25 UTC 2006
On Nov 14, 2006, at 10:18 AM, Abigail Smith wrote:
> Sorry for this newbie question... I'm unable to get myth working.
> The box recognizes my hauppauge 350 but I still get the error
> "cannot open /dev/video0 to probe its inputs".
> Can someone give me some troubleshooting advice? Where do I even
> start troubleshooting this?
You haven't given any info about your installation, like what distro,
how did you install it etc.
But you most likely have a permission problem. As a test you might
try changing the permission on /dev/video0 to 777, but assuming you
are using a udev system this will not survive a reboot.
You would need to change your udev rules/permissions and/or the group
the mythtv user is in to permanently correct this sort of problem.
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