where are the device video0 ;...

Francois Massonneau frmas at free.fr
Thu Dec 29 18:36:43 UTC 2005

On Thursday 29 December 2005 19:17, Amadeus W. M. wrote:
> > I'm trying to install a webcam, and from what I read, I have to check a
> > device named "video0", or ("video" which is a simple link to video0).
> > But inside my /dev directory, I have no video? file(s) at all.
> > How do I do to create one ? I run Fedora Core 4.
> > Thank you. Francois
> > --
> mknod /dev/video0 c 81 0

No, that's not the right way imho. Each time I reboot the machine, that 
device disapears and I have to recreate it.

I read lots of messages about that, and the latest I've found says to create 
a  /etc/udev/rules.d/06-dvb.rules file and to add the following lines:

KERNEL="dvb*", PROGRAM="/etc/udev/scripts/dvb.sh %k", NAME="%c"
SYSFS{vendor}="0x109e", PROGRAM="/etc/udev/scripts/dvb.sh %k", NAME="video0" 

As the card is a Pinnacle Dv500, I changed the 0x109e to 0x104c, as it seems 
it's the vendor id of my card, but again, it's doesn't work ;-(



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