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Old 03-27-2007, 01:15 PM   #1
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MegaSky HDTV Stick and /dev entries

Hey folks,

Hope someone can help me understand something.
I've got an MSI MegaSky HDTV usb stick which uses the v4l gl861 driver and works perfectly under Kaffeine.

My problem is this....

The driver doesn't create a /dev/video0 entry, rather it creates a /dev/dvb/adapter0/.... entry.
This means I can only use Kaffeine. I might want to use tvtime or someting. Is there a way to get this to work with something like tvtime, which expects /dev/video0?
I tried linking to all the entries under adpater0 but no luck.
Why should it be different to cards that do?

Just for in case we have some kernel devs here.
Why is the gl860 driver not in the kernel tree?

Many thanks in advance.


Currently i'm running ZenWalk 4.4.1 with kernel 2.6.20


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