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Old 11-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Question unable to get Point Grey USB camera working in Ubuntu


Hello,

I have problem in using POINT GREY FIREFLY MV FMVU-13S2C digital camera to work on Ubuntu 11.04.

This is the version of ubuntu.

adrian@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04
Codename: natty


As far as I know, POINT GREY FIREFLY MV FMVU-13S2C uses IEEE1394 interface to transfer data with computer. So I downloaded the Coriander – the linux GUI for IEEE1394/Firewire cameras.

However, when I plugged in the camera and launched the coriander, this error appears:

Warning: could not find a Digital Camera on the bus.
Please check that:
-the cables are properly set
-the devices on the bus are properly powered
-your camera is compliant with the Digital Camera specs (see http://www.1394ta.org).

Then I run the command “lsusb”:

adrian@ubuntu:~$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1e10:2002 Point Grey Research, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 17ef:1003 Lenovo Integrated Smart Card Reader
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 04f2:b217 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0a5c:217f Broadcom Corp. Bluetooth Controller
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 147e:2016 Upek Biometric Touchchip/Touchstrip Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0765:5001 X-Rite, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Apparently, the first output is the camera.

Then I guess maybe I need to configure udev to work with camera. So I run “sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/10-pointgrey.rules” and type in the following text.


BUS=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="1e10", SYSFS{idProduct}=="2002", GROUP="plugdev"


Then I restart the udev by “sudo restart udev” and restart coriander again. But the same error still appears.

Then I opened the official website of the POINT GREY and downloaded the FlyCapture2 software. Surprisingly, This software is able to recognize the camera. Why coriander cannot recognize camera?

Can any help me to solve this problem? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-13-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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Your particular model seems to have both USB and Firewire interfaces. You have connected the camera via USB (since it appears via the output of lsusb) and from what information I've gathered with a quick search Coriander only uses Firewire. I would guess that flycapture might have the capability to work with either bus. What device IDs are created when you plug in the camera?

It has been a few years since I've played with a Firewire camera and I used kino and dvgrab so I could be totally off track.

http://damien.douxchamps.net/ieee1394/coriander/
 
Old 11-13-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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Your particular model seems to have both USB and Firewire interfaces. You have connected the camera via USB (since it appears via the output of lsusb) and from what information I've gathered with a quick search Coriander only uses Firewire. I would guess that flycapture might have the capability to work with either bus. What device IDs are created when you plug in the camera?

It has been a few years since I've played with a Firewire camera and I used kino and dvgrab so I could be totally off track.

http://damien.douxchamps.net/ieee1394/coriander/
Hi michaelk,

Thanks for your reply. The coriander may only work with firewire. I am gonna try to use a USB GUI and see if it works.
By the way, what do you mean the device IDs? How can I find device IDs?

Thanks again
 
  


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