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Bug 118842 - udev needs better v4l rules
Summary: udev needs better v4l rules
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-01-12 22:04 UTC by Robert Lippmann
Modified: 2006-01-13 09:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Robert Lippmann 2006-01-12 22:04:34 UTC
I have a Hauppague PVR-150 and a webcam.  The devices show up in /dev/v4l with cryptic names.

If my webcam is connected at boot, it becomes /dev/v4l/video0, if not, the PVR-150 becomes that (which is bad since mythtv winds up using it).

Perhaps a udev rule based on function might be better (ie /dev/webcam, /dev/capture, /dev/scanner, etc)?  Especially as this problem might happen more often with kopete 3.5 supporting webcams.
Comment 1 Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-01-13 09:25:31 UTC
Care to provide a patch?  We are creating the "standard" v4l device names
that all programs expect to see, so unless you can get all of the applications
to agree on a naming change, we have to provide the current scheme.