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Old 12-19-2004, 08:24 PM   #1
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Missing /dev/video* entries

I've just installed FC3 and spent most of the day getting NVidia's 6629 drivers to work.

My newest problem is that I don't have any /dev/video* devices. Initially there was one (although on my FC2 box there were 4), but since a reboot there are none. I'm not getting any errors in my Xorg X11 log - where do I look to figure this out?
Old 12-20-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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OK, so the problem turns out to be that the ivtv drivers weren't loading.

However, I don't know why they weren't loading from the modprobe.conf

alias eth0 sis900
alias char-major-61 lirc_i2c
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
options snd-card-0 index=0
install snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-intel8x0 && /usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || :; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0
alias usb-controller ohci-hcd
# ivtv modules setup
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
# nvidia kernel module
alias char-major-195* nvidia
install lirc_i2c /sbin/modprobe ivtv; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install lirc_i2c
Any reason why that wouldn't load correctly?
Old 12-29-2004, 07:39 AM   #3
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The ivtv modules not loading is a known issue with FC3. Jarod posted a workaround on the Fedora-MythTv How-To:

This is what happens when we decide to use the latest/greatest release of distro/software. There's always bumps in the road. I must say that FC3 is running better than FC2 on my box. Everything will eventually get sorted in the near future.


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