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Old 11-13-2004, 09:15 PM   #1
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Question Mandrake 10 deletes /dev/v4l on reboot


With some difficulty I got my TV card (Kworld TV878RF - BT878) working under Mandrake 10 Official with the Mandrake Control Center and it works fine. But when I reboot my /dev/v4l directory gets deleted which meens I have to reconfigure it after every reboot. What causes this?
 
Old 11-13-2004, 09:39 PM   #2
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devfsd is what Mandrake uses and many other distributions. If devfsd detects new devices, it goes into its scripts. Then it runs a script if it needs to. You can put Load "v4l" in the Module section of /etc/X11/XF86Config. Also you can put bttv in /etc/modules.

If you have certain instruction to get the card to work, you can add the commands at the last line in rc.local.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 10:19 PM   #3
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Load "v4l" is already in my /etc/X11/XF86Config. I put bttv in my /etc/modules but it doesn't seem to load at startup. Is there a script or something taht runs on startup where I can just put "modprobe bttv" or something?
 
Old 11-30-2004, 08:15 PM   #4
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im having the same exact problem good luck finding the answer
 
Old 12-01-2004, 06:45 PM   #5
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You are dead on LinuxEnthusiast, just add the line:
modprobe bttv
to the bottom of your S99Local file in /etc/rc5.d/ folder

This should fix the problem. I had that problem months ago and fixed it but then I had to do it on a different computer and couldn't remember what I did - so now it's written down.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 07:50 PM   #6
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Thanks TwanAudio, you've got me fixed up.
 
  


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