[linux-dvb] How to access /dev/videoK from /dev/dvb/adapterN?

Gavin Hamill gdh at acentral.co.uk
Fri Jun 16 23:48:42 CEST 2006

On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 23:16:09 +0200
Kenneth Aafløy <kaa at aafloy.net> wrote:

> > /sys/class/video4linux/videoN/name until it finds one called
> > 'av7110' - a little low-tech but might just be adequate :)
> Mm, yea, but...

Hey I didn't say it was a *good* idea :)

>   * It does not work on pre /sys kernels

Well, if sysfs is available, then use it, else fall back on whatever
the current mechanism is.

>   * It does not work with the cases that Michael presented in his
> last reply.

Yup true.

>   * It could will break if you have more than one card called
> 'av7110'?
More than one FF card can't be that common, surely? :)

Yeh it feels like one kludge to replace another.. ah well =)


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