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Old 05-15-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Vector 5.9
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Problem: "Cannnot connect to /dev/video0/"

My webcam (Creative Cam 2 I think its called) has its little green light on which means to me that the modules are loaded. The problem is that when I open up xawtv I get this:

[root@inchair]# xawtv
This is xawtv-3.94, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.11-6mdksmp)
can't open /dev/video0: No such device
v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
v4l2: open /dev/video0: No such device
v4l2: open /dev/video0: No such device
v4l: open /dev/video0: No such device
no video grabber device available

When I open Camorama I get this message:
Error (camorama)
Could not connect to video device (/dev/video0/).
Please check connection.

When I do a “mount /dev/video0/”
I get this:
mount: can't find /dev/v4l/video0 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

Another problem I'm having is that my nics (eth0 and eth1) don't work unless I activate them after boot but that may be another problem for another time.


This is a copy of my /etc/fstab/:

# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/hdb1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb6 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hda /mnt/cdrom iso9660 user,iocharset=iso8859-1,noauto,ro,exec 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0022,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0
/dev/hdd1 /mnt/windows ntfs umask=0022,nls=iso8859-1,ro 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda /mnt/floppy1 auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
Old 05-15-2005, 11:04 AM   #2
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