Bug 9992 - The bttv drivers are compiled into the kernal but no video device is created
The bttv drivers are compiled into the kernal but no video device is created
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: MAKEDEV (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-03-05 17:25 EST by mcrae.z
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-06 08:02:04 EST
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Description mcrae.z 2000-03-05 17:25:13 EST
I have RedHat Linux6.0 on a Intel Pentium150 with 128MB of RAM, S3 genric
virge video card with 4MB of RAM. I have compiled Video for Linux in my
kernal with the bttv drivers. When I reboot using the new kernal the
"dmesg" command indicates that it has detected my frame grabber card at the
correct irq. When I try to run any program that access the video device I
get the following error. No such device. A check of the dev directory has
confirmed the program. There is no such device. What do I need to do to get
the video frame grabber devices onto my linux box. Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

McRae
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-03-06 08:02:59 EST
Either grab the latest "dev" package and upgrade, or change to your /dev
directory and run "./MAKEDEV video", which will create the proper device
files for you.

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