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Old 03-30-2005, 06:33 PM   #1
nwhite
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spca50x-based webcam /dev/video problems


Hi,
I recently aquired a battered little usb-storage camera going by the name of Afga EasyPixSG. I was thrilled to find http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux...a50x.devel/762 which informed me that it would work on my linux system as usb-storage and a webcam

I first followed the guide to get it to work as a webcam using the spca50x drivers from http://mxhaard.free.fr/index.html. They all built and loaded correctly, and I loaded the videolan module followed by this one, both without error (usb support is built into my kernel).dmesg reported:
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
usbcore: registered new driver spca5xx
/tmp/spca5xx-20050328/drivers/usb/spca5xx.c: spca5xx driver 56.03.27 registered

However, when I run spcaview (the program used to test the drivers) the following error is returned:
Spcaview version:1.0.2 date: 27:03:2005 (C) mxhaard@magic.fr
Initializing SDL.
SDL initialized.
bpp 3 format 15
Using video device /dev/video0.
Initializing v4l.
ERROR opening V4L interface
: No such device

The same error is output with each /dev/video device (e.g. 1,2,3 etc.). So, I am stuck, I can see no reason for this, so I was hoping you kind people could help out.

I'm using a custom built 2.6.9 kernel on Slackware 10.0

Any ideas? I'm so close, please...

Thanks

Last edited by nwhite; 03-30-2005 at 06:35 PM.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 08:39 PM   #2
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Videolan? Erm, what the heck is that?
 
Old 03-30-2005, 08:47 PM   #3
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oops, I meant videodev, sorry...
 
Old 03-31-2005, 08:59 PM   #4
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OK, got it. I just had to press the mode button on the camera to change it to webcam mode...

Now the whole world can see me dance.
 
  


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