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Old 01-08-2007, 12:06 AM   #1
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Modprobe option issue


Hey,
I'm running Ubuntu 6.02 on a P4 2GHz system.

I just installed a PVR WinTV 150 card using the following how to: http://hyams.webhop.net/mythtv/myth_ubuntu.html

I was wondering how I would add the option "tuner=50" option to the boot time mod probe commands (aliases, i guess). I knew how to do this with FC3 once upon a time, but no idea how to do it on a Ubuntu system. Here are the commands I issue to get my card operating.

"rmmod ivtv

modprobe ivtv tuner=50"

How do I get my system to do these automatically in the aliases file?

Thanks,
-Rob
 
Old 01-08-2007, 05:04 PM   #2
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Check this link on options. http://www.linux.com/howtos/BTTV/modprobe.shtml

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Old 01-09-2007, 08:04 AM   #3
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got it

I was just confussed by the way ubuntu handled modprobe options. I solved the problem by just placing an option tuner=50 line in the aliases.conf file.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 08:09 AM   #4
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You can include these options in /etc/modprobe.conf. You may even have commented examples for your module. Also, if you have the kernel-docs installed look for a text file which may have information on all options.

snippit from my modprobe.conf:
Code:
# options bttv    pll=1 radio=0 card=0
# options tuner   type=0
# options msp3400 once=1 simple=1

# install bttv /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install bttv && { /sbin/modprobe -k tuner; /sbin/modprobe -k msp3400; }
Is ivtv a modprobe alias?

Last edited by jschiwal; 01-09-2007 at 10:02 AM.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 02:53 PM   #5
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Glad to see you have it resolved.

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