[Mageia-discuss] TV Card and Web camera confusion

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Fri Oct 14 10:53:32 CEST 2011

Le 2011-10-13 14:23, Renaud MICHEL a écrit :
> On jeudi 13 octobre 2011 at 20:07, Marc Paré wrote :
>> I have a TV card (PCI) and a USB webcam. If I restart my Mageia, the TV
>> card no longer works. I then have to go into TVtime.xml (I use TV time
>> to view my TV) and then modify this line that I have included in the
>> file:
>>     <option name="V4LDevice" value="/dev/video0"/>
>> or
>>     <option name="V4LDevice" value="/dev/video1"/>
>> Is there anyway to prevent the video call from changing at reboots?
>> I just bought a webcam for my 78 year old mother with the same TV card
>> and I wouldn't want her to go through the same procedure each time she
>> re-boots her Mageia.
> You can probably make the name permanent with udev rules.
> See in
> /etc/udev/rules.d
> you should have permanent-cd and permanent-net rules files which you can
> look for examples. Add a new .rules file with your own rules.
> For an USB device it may look like (on an single line)
> SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="0000", ATTR{idProduct}=="0000",
> NAME="video1"
> I am not sure how it will be for a PCI card, I am not an udev expert, see
> man udev for more informations.

Merci Renaud, but,

I would think that having a webcam and TV card should not be made this 
difficult for a normal user to configure. I am hoping that Mageia could 
somehow figure these things out on its own or at least have a help file 
somewhere to walk a user through this.


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