[vdr] start VDR without hardware for test and tutorial

cedric.dewijs at telfort.nl cedric.dewijs at telfort.nl
Thu Nov 28 22:17:12 CET 2013


Hi All,
I'm writing a tutorial on VDR for debian. To make the individual steps as small as possible, I would like to begin without any special hardware, just a normal PC.
It turns out VDR refuses to run when no DVB card is found. Is there a configuration option somewhere to let VDR run without hardware? Can I create a dummy DVB device somehow?
The guide (unfinished) is here:
https://wiki.debian.org/VDR
Best regards,
Cedric
My versions:
VDR 1.7.28
Debian 7.2.0 Stable (installed today)
The error in /var/log/syslog
...
No DVB device found
ERROR: invalid primary device number: 1
ERROR: no primary device found = using first device!
ERROR: invalid primary device number: 1
...
exiting, exit code 2
runvdr: stopping after fatal fail (vdr: no primary device found - using first device!)
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