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Old 07-21-2003, 05:03 PM   #1
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/dev/video0


tuttle@ghost:~$ xawtv
This is xawtv-3.88, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.20)
WARNING: Your X-Server has no DGA support.
WARNING: couldn't find framebuffer base address, try manual
configuration ("v4l-conf -a <addr>")
v4l2: open /dev/video0: Permission denied
v4l2: open /dev/video0: Permission denied
v4l: open /dev/video0: Permission denied
no video grabber device available
tuttle@ghost:~$

Anyone know if it is safe to change the permissions in /dev or is there something else i need to do?
xawtv ran fine as root.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 06:29 PM   #2
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tuttle, I should think it is. Changing permissions of /dev/mixer* /dev/dsp was required and advised in order to get my sound card to work. Feel free to wait for a more informed answer from someone else tho .
 
Old 07-21-2003, 06:48 PM   #3
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Tuttle, you had the right idea,
BigBadP confirmed it :)

It's all right to change the perms
in /dev for this device ... ;)

Cheers,
Tink

P.S.: Greetings to the former
Bundeshauptstadt. :)
 
Old 07-21-2003, 08:09 PM   #4
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hah, vielen dank Tink. I'm not actually german, but that's what i love about this city, its so international, even tho everyone moved to Berlin. What's your bonn connection?
 
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None, really ... :) ... well, a mate of
mine was from Bonn, but I didn't see
him in years. Where are you from, then,
and what do you do in Bonn, now that
everyone else went to Berlin? :)



Cheers,
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Old 07-21-2003, 08:28 PM   #6
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ahh swabia! my father was born in koln, though I don't speak much german but I do have an uncle in Auckland

Thanks for the info :~]

Edit:
ps. talking of /dev, Idon't have /dev/dvd (mplayer won't play dvd's), how do I go about creating it? link to /dev/something? cheers.

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Old 07-21-2003, 09:05 PM   #7
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Pleasure mate :) ... and don't we just
love this global village of ours? Not
that I like Auckland, mind you ;)

Cheers,
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Quote:
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ps. talking of /dev, Idon't have /dev/dvd (mplayer won't play dvd's), how do I go about creating it? link to /dev/something? cheers.
Yep ... either /dev/hdc or /dev/scd0 (or whatever
ide-scsi maps it to if it maps it)... :)

Make sure to set write-permissions, to ... preferably
create a group dvd which you then make owning
group using chgrp dvd, and make you users members
of that... :}

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-22-2003, 08:06 AM   #9
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well well, what a small world . I just stayed here when everyone left, took a gap year before uni in England, I'm from London originally but born in France... tja, i guess you'd just call me European (tho, i'd have trouble saying stuff like that back home... heh)
Who was your friend Tink? Bonn's pretty tiny, and i knew some kiwis. I'm actually going to Auckland in dec. (this thread is just full of coincidences...) What's wrong with it ?
Tuttle, did you get your dvd working? And where are you from if not koln/ Auckland ? Ah, Uk, guess i should read things a little more closely eh?

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Old 07-22-2003, 10:35 AM   #10
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hehe, I was born and raised in the uk (mainly by my mum) but I have travelled quite a bit (auckland among other places, lovely place . I have been to Koln and also took a lovely train ride to Koblenz which was a truly wonderful place, where the river Rhine meets the Mozel. I also have relatives on a small island called Spiekeroog in the north of Germany, very pleasant if a bit quiet. I'd love to see more of Germany though and, come to that, more of the world!!!

As far as linux goes, I made a hard link to /dev/hdd (my dvd device) then "chmod -cv 555 /dev/dvd" and that worked all I need now is libdvdnav & libdvdcss, shall I get the source or has someone made a tgz for slack 9.0?

Edit: found it! just type "libdvdnav" in google/linux and the first page is a .tgz for slack 9.0 - weird eh?

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Old 07-23-2003, 04:39 AM   #11
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nice, and the newest version too. I hadn't even started using my tv card , but maybe now is a good time.. By the way, if you've been south from koln on the train, you probably saw bonn go by. What you can see from the train is about all there is to it (apologies to any bonners)
 
  


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