I've poked around these forums and have found a great many answers to many problems, but this one still eludes me: how do I get my webcam set up? Many of the sites I am visiting have a very detailed set of steps, but sadly there still seems to be no way to get from Point A to Point B; namely, getting from creating the /dev/video0 device to getting the device to associate with it.
I have taken a look at the HCL Entry
, at the Ov511 Installation Instructions
and a grave many more sites, but I am most currently referencing the second link.
The DL C310 uses the ov511 driver, which is installed. lsmod
used by "0" and compat_ioctl32
both used by ov511. A probe of lsusb
shows "Bus 002 Device 003: ID 05a9:8519 OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
" I have created the link to /dev/video0 by typing "mknod /dev/video0 c 81 0" as per many websites' descriptions.
The problem is, I haven't found a resource that shows what to do next, as they all assume everything is working at this point. xawtv gives me a "/dev/video0: no such device" error, and other video capture programs report the same, which is expected given the yellow 'unlinked' state of the /dev/video0 node.
I'd really appreciate your input. Thanks!