[mythtv-users] Gentoo 2.6.17, PVR-500, no /dev/video devices?
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Sat Sep 9 17:51:55 UTC 2006
i stayed on 2.6.16-gentoo-r9 and ivtv 0.6.3 after reading of many torubles
getting MythTV going on .17 and the newest ivtv
On 9/9/06, Rob Rosenfeld <rob+mythtv-users at rosenfeld.to> wrote:
> Paul V. Gratz wrote:
> > On Saturday 09 September 2006 11:46, Rob Rosenfeld wrote:
> >> Matthew K. Lee wrote:
> >>> Hello all,
> >>> I'm not getting any video devices created in the /dev directory.
> >>> This is my first attemp at setting up MythTV on Gentoo. I've got the
> >>> 2.6.17-gentoo-r7 kernel, and I'm trying to figure out how to get my
> >>> PVR-500 card up and running. I think that I've got the kernel
> >>> configured correctly. I've chosen to go built-in vs. modules. I've
> >>> read through the various howto's && wiki articles. I'm certain that
> >>> I've got the kernel configured properly. (But of course, I can
> >>> more detail if needed.)
> >>> So I thought it was a udev issue. I emerged hotplug... read the
> >>> notice... and then emerged coldplug. Set it to start with rc-update.
> >>> Still no video devices.
> >>> Can anyone guide me in the right direction?
> >>> I'm also curious... Do I need to do something to install the firmware
> >>> for the card? (i.e the HcwMakoA.ROM files?) Or are these built-in
> >>> somehow?
> >> If you have emerged ivtv, like Chad asked, check dmesg. ivtv is pretty
> >> verbose there.
> > You may need to use a newer version of IVTV than the default in
> > portage for a kernel that new. IIRC the 2.6.17 require the non-stable
> > IVTV.
> 2.6.17 requires a new version if you upgraded your kernel from 2.6.16.
> But ivtv 0.7.0 supports 2.6.17, which there is an ebuild for.
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