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linuxenthusiast 11-13-2004 09:15 PM

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?

Electro 11-13-2004 09:39 PM

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.

linuxenthusiast 11-18-2004 10:19 PM

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?

twistedknight 11-30-2004 08:15 PM

im having the same exact problem good luck finding the answer

TwanAudio 12-01-2004 06:45 PM

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.

linuxenthusiast 12-01-2004 07:50 PM

Thanks TwanAudio, you've got me fixed up.

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