[vdr] Missing V4Ldevices using S2-6400 - is this normal?

Sean Carlos sean.carlos at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 13:06:56 CEST 2012


Hi list,

I'm in the progress of migrating from a DVB-S / VDR 1.4.7 setup to a
DVB-S2 TT-Premium S2-6400 setup using vdr 1.7.27 on Fedora 17, kernel
3.5.4-1.fc17.x86_64 .

I followed these instructions here

http://www.hubertus-sandmann.homepage.t-online.de/VDR.htm

to install the driver & the appropriate firmware - instructions which
seem to be the same on a few other wikis.

/dev/dvb/ device entries appear and I can run vdr.

No /dev/videoX device entries are created, which means I cannot use
tvtime or similar to watch vdr. Also screen grabs which relay on
/dev/videoX nodes don't work either.

So two questions:

1) is lack of v4l devices a feature of the DVB-S2 driver / S2-6400
firmware, or has something gone wrong?

2) If the lack of v4l devices is a feature [or if I cannot fix the
problem :-)], is it possible to view VDR output using
/dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0 using mplayer or similar?  I saw many hints on
accessing this node using szap -r and mplayer, but mplayer doesn't
seem to provide output while vdr is running.

Thanks in advance for any tips - I did try Google & searching the
linux media list w/o success.

Sean



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