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Old 09-08-2004, 04:55 PM   #1
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Firewire webcams not working on FC3

I need some help...

I setup a computer running Fedora Core 3 test 1, with a firewire card and a pyro 1394 firewire webcam. /sbin/lspci reports my card as:

00:08.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB12LV26 IEEE-1394 Controller (Link)
I installed libraw1394, did /sbin/modprobe on modules video1394, ohci1394, raw1394, and did 'make dev' in the libraw source dir.

testlibraw reports:

successfully got handle
current generation number: 1
1 card(s) found
nodes on bus: 1, card name: ohci1394
using first card found: 1 nodes on bus, local ID is 0, IRM is 0

doing transactions with custom tag handler
trying to send read request to node 0... completed with value 0x43c89817

using standard tag handler and synchronous calls
trying to read from node 0... completed with value 0xdef09817

testing FCP monitoring on local node
got fcp command from node 0 of 8 bytes: 01 23 45 67 89 ab cd ef
got fcp response from node 0 of 8 bytes: 01 23 45 67 89 ab cd ef
testing config rom stuff
get_config_rom returned 0, romsize 64, rom_version 4
here are the first 10 quadlets:
0. quadlet: 0xe12c0404
1. quadlet: 0x34393331
2. quadlet: 0x32a264e0
3. quadlet: 0xc9425000
4. quadlet: 0x810f9004
5. quadlet: 0xc95c0300
6. quadlet: 0x42500003
7. quadlet: 0x02000081
8. quadlet: 0xc083000c
9. quadlet: 0x2a2c0600
update_config_rom returned 0

polling for leftover messages
"gscanbus &" opens with one icon, "s400 linux ohci1394"
"coriander &" opens saying no cameras found
"libdc1394/examples/grab_color_image" reports no cameras found as well

I tried it with the latest fedora kernel, 2.6.8-1.541, and my own customkernel with firewire compiled in(not modules)

any ideas? cameras are plugged in but don't work)
Old 09-08-2004, 07:06 PM   #2
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You realize that "Fedora" is not a solid distribution of Linux. In fact you will find certain technologies that work in Fedora core 1 that no longer work in core 2. Fedora is released as a testing ground. When you and others get something to work stable, RH will put it into their "for sale" enterprise editions and then release more problematic core releases for everyone to fix for them.

So, even if you get it to work, don't count on it working with the next "core" release.

Sorry, this is not an answer to your question, but it may save you time later. I just want you to understand that getting something to work in a Fedora core release does not guarantee that is will work in further releases.


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