[linux-dvb] myth card configuration for KWorld V-Stream DVB-T

Cameron Stone camerons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Wed Feb 16 02:10:52 CET 2005


I am trying to run mythtv (0.17) on a Debian box with the KWorld 
V-Stream DVB-T card. I have installed the standard Debian 2.6.10-1 
kernel and udev, and it seems to auto-detect the card, install a bunch 
of cx88 modules, and create /dev/video0 and /dev/vbi0 devices for me.

It all seems to be good as far as it goes.

In the myth card configuration I can add it as a video 4 linux card, and 
it seems to work (I haven't set up any channels properly, so I can't be 
sure). However, if I try to add it as a DVB card, it says it can't find 
it. A friend with a different card *can* add his as a DVB card, and the 
difference seems to be his card gets a /dev/dvb device created for it. 
Mine does not.

So I have 2 questions:

1) Do you get anything extra from having the card as a DVB instead of 
v4l? Or should I not care?

2) Why would this be happening? Is there something I can change either 
in the kernel or in udev to make it create dvb devices instead of v4l?

Thanks,
	Cameron.

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Cameron Stone                            <camerons at cse.unsw.edu.au>
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