V4L - 2 capture cards result in fuzzy /dev/video0 and /dev/video1 output

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – So I have 3 old video capture cards which I would like to use for CCTV. Each card supports 1 camera. So I would like to have 3 cameras setup in the end and monitor them with zoneminder. When each card is plugged in on it's own, it works fine. Video comes through clearly with xawtv and zoneminder. However as soon as I plug in a 2nd card (with or without a camera connected) the output in xawtv and zoneminder goes haywire. It looks like the 2nd card takes over the first card, resulting in majority of the picture coming from the 2nd card, and some (if any) from the 1st card. When viewing either (HowTos)