Jean-François Gagnon Laporte kioshen at
Fri May 4 15:48:38 UTC 2007

On 5/4/07, Maurice Murphy <m1625 at> wrote:
> Because of conflicts with my web cam, I would like to add the following:
> /dev/video1 and /dev/video2.  All I have at the moment is /dev/video0.
> If I assigned /dev/video1 and 2 to my two TV Adapters respectively, I
> could then leave /dev/video0 free for my Logitech Quickcam Messenger.
> To do this,  I have two problems: how do I create video1 and video2 with
> the appropriate drivers so that they can be used by my tv adapters? and,
> how can I stop the random assignment of my video hardware to these three
> pieces of hardware.  e,g There is no guarantee that the web cam will
> always be assigned to /dev/video0.
> All and any help on these issues would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks,
> Maurice.

Hi Maurice,

I don't have a lot of knowledge in the tv card / webcam departement
but if you want to stop the random assignment of device node your best
bet would be to create udev rules :

You can test udev rules before applying them to your system so you
don't have to be afraid to try it out.



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