[Mageia-discuss] TV Card and Web camera confusion

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Sun Oct 16 17:16:48 CEST 2011

Le 2011-10-14 11:52, Renaud MICHEL a écrit :
> On vendredi 14 octobre 2011 at 10:53, Marc Paré wrote :
>> 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.
> Actually, your case is quite strange, I thought the PCI bus was always
> probed before USB, so the PCI card should always get the first device.
> Actually, I see in /lib/udev/rules.d a file 60-persistent-v4l.rules, so it
> seems there is already something to write persistent rules for video
> devices.
> If I understand it correctly, it should generate symlinks in /dev/v4l/by-id
> and /dev/v4l/by-path, so maybe you should use those links which are supposed
> to always point to the same device regardless of its actual numbering.

Merci Michel,

I am not knowledgeable on how to do this. Is there a way that you could 
write the steps on how to work it out?

Is there anyone else having problems with this?


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