[linux-dvb] Hauppauge Nova-T remote control device and udev scripts on Ubuntu Breezy / Debian

Richard Wall m-lists at the-moon.net
Fri Sep 16 23:38:25 CEST 2005

Another remote control question, this time regarding the Debian / Ubuntu
setup of the Hauppauge Nova-T remote control device.

Both Ubuntu and Debian SID have a script /etc/udev/scripts/inputdev.sh
that seems to be used to identify those input devices that are
associated with DVB.

It checks for the strings "dvb|saa7134" in /proc/bus/input/devices and
if a match, udev chowns the input device to root.video

Problem is that the Nova-t is identified in /proc/bus/input/devices as
"N: Name="cx88 IR (Hauppauge Nova-T DVB-T"" so doesn't match.

Anyway I've changed the line in permissions.rules to inputdev.sh %k
"DVB" and it now works...
...but is that the correct place to put it?

Shouldn't all dvb driver names be standardised / prefixed so that they
can be easily identified by such scripts? Or should I just contact the
Debian / Udev maintainers about this?


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