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Old 01-04-2005, 02:42 PM   #1
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ieee1394: /dev/raw1394 device node missing


I'm hoping to grab some footage off a DV camcorder. Using Mandrake 10.0, on two machines both fitted with ieee1394 cards, the /dev/raw1394 device node is missing - in spite of the fact that I seem to have the 1394 drivers installed:

[root@study kevin]# lsmod | grep 1394
ohci1394               33956  0
ieee1394              287856  1 ohci1394
So if I try and run Kino, it complains that the 'ieee1394 subsystem is down..'

Am I missing something obvious here? I seem to vaguely remember that 1394 worked just fine when I used SuSE 9...


Old 01-04-2005, 11:27 PM   #2
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You need to

modprobe raw1394

and the device node _should_ be created. Getting it to work with Kino/dvgrab is another story, see:

for my current situation. It will either "just work" for you, or dvgrab will tell you "no camera exists".

BTW, which DV cam do you have?

Old 01-05-2005, 10:59 AM   #3
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thanks for the advice - well, loading the raw1394 module did indeed create the device node, excellent...

unfortunately, still can't get kino to capture - i've checked permissons on the device node and all appears to be in order. strange. i'll keep playing with it while i still have the camera (borrowed from my brother-in-law - it's a Canon, not sure of the exact model, but it's fairly recent)

anyway, thanks for the help - at least i know now why the device node was missing!

if i get any further i'll post back, but i think i'll have to be giving the camera back later today, so i might not get it solved this time around...

Old 01-05-2005, 04:37 PM   #4
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Dunno if this helps but the cover story on the Dec 2004 issue of Linux Journal covered how to set up Kino and make movies. It may be worth a read if you have not already done so. Good luck with it. -- J.W.
Old 12-16-2008, 12:07 PM   #5
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Thanks janic for that great link. I checked on it, actually got the same issue with my camcorder. But, I was too late to come across this forum. Had it repaired and checked by a specialist yesterday.


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