[linux-dvb] Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S-Plus - multiple read accesses impossible

Fabian Förg fabian.foerg at gmx.de
Fri Jul 27 18:09:01 CEST 2007

Fabian Förg wrote:
> Hello,
> in newer kernel releases multiple read accesses on the Hauppauge WinTV 
> Nova-S-Plus are impossible.
> Thus, the command line femon is for example unable to open the DVB 
> device when VDR is running:
> $ fuser -v /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0
>                    USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
> /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0:
>                    myuser     5073 F.... vdr
> $ femon
> using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0'
> opening frontend failed: Device or resource busy
> I encounterd this issue with kernel and the current Ubuntu 
> feisty kernel (2.6.20.x).
> Older kernels allowed multiple accesses. However, I can't test which 
> ones, because I replaced
> my system board some time ago, and older kernels don't contain the 
> necessary drivers for the board.
> Greets,
> Fabian
Today I tested it with the newest v4l-sources - also no multiple read 
accesses possible.
Any suggestions?


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