Bug 29311 - new DEV removes symlink /dev/video and replaces with directory
Summary: new DEV removes symlink /dev/video and replaces with directory
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dev   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2001-02-25 00:04 UTC by Henri Schlereth
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-25 00:04:25 UTC
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Description Henri Schlereth 2001-02-25 00:04:22 UTC
which in turn breaks xawtv which defaults to looking for /dev/video.
Not that xawtv works for me but I saw it break enough to know what it needs.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-02-26 21:57:30 UTC
The recently-updated devices.txt file for the 2.4 kernel lists device nodes
inside of the /dev/video directory (see http://www.lanana.org/docs/device-list/
for the updated version).

IIRC xawtv 3.34-1 (and Raw Hide versions of other video4linux applications) are
being patched to use /dev/video0, which is the correct device name.  If there
are any packages in recent Raw Hide which continue to use /dev/video, please
file bugs against them, as they are no longer in line with the current docs.

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