Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 29311
new DEV removes symlink /dev/video and replaces with directory
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
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.
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.