[vdr] FATAL: Module dvb not found.

Nicolas Huillard nhuillard at e-dition.fr
Fri Apr 29 01:26:42 CEST 2005

I was looking at the deprecated 2.4 tools (modutils), instead of the 2.6 
tools I should have used (module-init-tools) with my setup.
I now have a working /etc/modprobe.d/dvb file :

alias char-major-250 dvb
alias dvb skystar2
install skystar2 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install skystar2 && 
/sbin/modprobe stv0299
remove  skystar2 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-remove --remove stv0299 
skystar2 dvb-core

I use either "modprobe dvb" or "modprobe -r dvb" to add/remove the 
modules respectively.


Nicolas Huillard a écrit :
> Hello,
> I was wondering why my runvdr program does not reload the DVB kernel 
> modules (Skystar2), and found that I lacked a /etc/modutils/dvb 
> describing what modules the "dvb" alias represents (Debian).
> I created the following one from a dvb-ttpci one :
> root at vdr:/etc# cat /etc/modutils/dvb
> probeall /dev/dvb skystar2
> alias char-major-250 dvb
> alias dvb skystar2
> below skystar2 alps_bsrv2 alps_tdmb7 alps_tdlb7
> add below skystar2 grundig_29504-401 grundig_29504-491
> add below skystar2 stv0299 ves1820
> But I still can't load the modules :
> root at vdr:/etc# modprobe dvb
> FATAL: Module dvb not found.
> Questions :
> * is the syntax of the /etc/modutils/dvb correct ?
> * what must I do after modifying the file (I did update-modules.modutils 
> and update-modules, even depmod)
> I usually run the following and they're in memory, but runvdr doesn't 
> reload them like this : modprobe skystar2; modprobe stv0299

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