[linux-dvb] airstar2 /dev/dvb disappears

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Tue Apr 12 01:56:48 CEST 2005

Christian Schmitt wrote:
> However I still have one major issue: The correspondig entrys in the
> /dev/dvb directory disappear from time to time and it is rather tricky
> to get them back :-)
> I use udev and when I boot my computer, the driver gets loaded by
> hotplug/coldplug. But It happens more often than not, that I get no
> dvb entry in /dev which makes my card unusable. I was not able to find
> out when exactly this problem occurs, but it's hard work to get the
> entry back. I have to reboot my machine several times and if I am
> lucky, the entry appears again after several reboots. Then I can start
> kaffeine or xine and watch TV for hours without any problem, but when
> I stop watching TV and close the program, the /dev/dvb directory might
> disappear again after some time. I had this problem already with the
> skystar2 driver, but it also occurs with the flexcop driver as well.

If the entries in /sys/class/dvb/ are there then it is an udev problem.
Maybe your udev is too old?

If /sys/class/dvb/ is empty then post what dmesg has to say during


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