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Old 09-21-2005, 07:40 AM   #1
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problem with /dev/video0

i have installed epcam driver n using xawtv.when i
run xawtv this is the problem it poses
# xawtv
This is xawtv-3.94, running on Linux/i686
Warning: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to
can't open /dev/video0: No such device
v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
v4l2: open /dev/video0: No such device
v4l2: open /dev/video0: No such device
v4l: open /dev/video0: No such device
no video grabber device available
evn though i created /dev/video0 manually by using
mknod /dev/video0 c 81 0 still geting the problem
plz help me out
Old 09-22-2005, 03:09 PM   #2
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Do xawtv -hwscan and see if you get any output. If its doesn't pick up a device then the cam may not be correctly configured.
Old 09-25-2005, 07:34 AM   #3
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I'm a newbie. I too have the same problem.
what should i do to properly configure the cam?
Pls advise.

Old 09-27-2005, 01:21 AM   #4
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thanx my problem is solved.when i gave
#xawtv -hwscan
This is xawtv-3.94, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.9-prep)
Warning: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
looking for available devices
when i connected webcam n gave
# xawtv
it started working

To check if ur driver is installed properly connect the cam n try
#dmesg | grep cam-name
if u think drver is installed properly n there r no errors
in that u should be able 2 find ur cam
if not in ur root directory in the .bash_profile in the end add the following command
modprobe -v cam-name
now check lsmod and then dmesg
now if ur driver is installed properly should b able 2 see ur cam
if evrythngs fine connect ur cam n try xawtv


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