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Old 09-14-2003, 12:57 PM   #1
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/dev/video "device not found" with pwc driver

I'm trying to get my philips webcam (PCVC730K) working, but my linux keeps saying, that there is no video device...

My system is a debian woody with 2.4.21 kernel.

The module loads without complaining and also accepts all options...
actually I use: "size=vga fps=10"

my /var/log/messages
Sep 14 19:48:28 pinselix kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:01.2-2, assigned address 11
Sep 14 19:48:33 pinselix kernel: usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
Sep 14 19:49:00 pinselix kernel: usb.c: deregistering driver Philips webcam
Sep 14 19:49:00 pinselix kernel: pwc Philips webcam module removed.
Sep 14 19:49:09 pinselix kernel: pwc Philips PCA645/646 + PCVC675/680/690 + PCVC730/740/750 webcam module version 8.10 loaded.
Sep 14 19:49:09 pinselix kernel: pwc Also supports the Askey VC010, various Logitech Quickcams, Samsung MPC-C10 and MPC-C30,
Sep 14 19:49:09 pinselix kernel: pwc the Creative WebCam 5, SOTEC Afina Eye and Visionite VCS-UC300 and VCS-UM100.
Sep 14 19:49:09 pinselix kernel: pwc Default framerate set to 10.
Sep 14 19:49:09 pinselix kernel: pwc Default image size set to vga [640x480].
Sep 14 19:49:09 pinselix kernel: usb.c: registered new driver Philips webcam

but if I try to test the device
cat /dev/video0
cat: /dev/video0: No such device

it exists, as a ls -l shows:
crw-rw-rw- 1 root video 81, 0 Sep 4 20:32 /dev/video0

xawtv also says "No such device"

did anyone manage to get such a cam working?


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