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Old 06-06-2004, 02:02 AM   #1
Registered: May 2004
Location: Brisbane Australia
Distribution: SUSE10.1
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Unable to open Video device - creative web cam

I have just done a new install for Mandrake 10 - previously running 9.1. Web Cam worked OK with 9.1 but with 10.0 I get an unable to open video device. From dmesg it appears that the modules load OK - bit criptic regarding the decompression module - apears to be enabled but a later sections implies that decompressor not available. Any ideas? dmesg output follows.

Linux version 2.6.3-4mdk ( (gcc version 3.3.2 (Mandrake Linux 10.0 3.3.2-6mdk)) #1 Tue Mar 2 07:26:13 CET 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000fff0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000fff0000 - 000000000fff3000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 000000000fff3000 - 0000000010000000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
255MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 65520
DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1
Normal zone: 61424 pages, LIFO batch:14
HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1
DMI 2.1 present.
ACPI disabled because your bios is from 99 and too old
You can enable it with acpi=force
Built 1 zonelists
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=341 devfs=mount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdb5 splash=silent
bootsplash: silent mode.
Local APIC disabled by BIOS -- reenabling.
Found and enabled local APIC!
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 1024 (order 10: 8192 bytes)
Detected 350.869 MHz processor.
Using tsc for high-res timesource
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Memory: 255340k/262080k available (1815k kernel code, 6004k reserved, 846k data, 272k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay loop... 692.22 BogoMIPS
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
checking if image is isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd
Freeing initrd memory: 132k freed
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0183fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0183fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
CPU: After all inits, caps: 0183fbff 00000000 00000000 00000040
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: Intel Pentium II (Deschutes) stepping 02
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000
ESR value after enabling vector: 00000000
Using local APIC timer interrupts.
calibrating APIC timer ...
..... CPU clock speed is 350.0721 MHz.
..... host bus clock speed is 100.0205 MHz.
NET: Registered protocol family 16
EISA bus registered
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb430, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040211
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
PnPBIOS: Disabled
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX/ICH [8086/7110] at 0000:00:07.0
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe0000000, mapped to 0xd0800000, size 16384k
vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=2
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:f880
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
ikconfig 0.7 with /proc/config*
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard Gooch (
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
Initializing Cryptographic API
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
bootsplash 3.1.3-2003/11/14: looking for picture.... silentjpeg size 14856 bytes, found (800x600, 14808 bytes, v3).
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 92x32
pty: 1024 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:07.1
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hdaio, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdcio, hddio
hda: SAMSUNG SV0643A, ATA DISK drive
hdb: WDC WD400BB-00DGA0, ATA DISK drive
Using anticipatory io scheduler
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hdd: SONY CDU4811, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 12594960 sectors (6448 MB) w/482KiB Cache, CHS=13328/15/63, UDMA(33)
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
hdb: max request size: 128KiB
hdb: Host Protected Area detected.
current capacity is 66055248 sectors (33820 MB)
native capacity is 78165360 sectors (40020 MB)
hdb: 66055248 sectors (33820 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=65531/16/63, UDMA(33)
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target1/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 p7 p8 p9 >
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 92x32
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
input: PS/2 Logitech Mouse on isa0060/serio1
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
EISA: Probing bus 0 at eisa0
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
NET: Registered protocol family 1
BIOS EDD facility v0.12 2004-Jan-26, 2 devices found
Please report your BIOS at
Resume Machine: resuming from /dev/hdb5
Resuming from device hdb5
Resume Machine: This is normal swap space
PM: Reading pmdisk image.
PM: Resume from disk failed.
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 272k freed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver usbfs
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver hub
drivers/usb/host/uhci-hcd.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.1
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:09.0
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: UHCI Host Controller
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: irq 11, io base 00006400
uhci_hcd 0000:00:07.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using address 2
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
drivers/usb/media/ov511.c: USB OV518 video device found
drivers/usb/media/ov511.c: Device revision 9
drivers/usb/media/ov511.c: Compression required with OV518...enabling
drivers/usb/media/ov511.c: Sensor is an OV6630AF
drivers/usb/media/ov511.c: Device at usb-0000:00:07.2-1 registered to minor 0
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver ov511
drivers/usb/media/ov511.c: v1.64 for Linux 2.5 : ov511 USB Camera Driver
EXT3 FS on hdb1, internal journal
Adding 1124508k swap on /dev/hdb5. Priority:-1 extents:1
SCSI subsystem initialized
imm: Version 2.05 (for Linux 2.4.0)
parport0: PC-style at 0x3bc [PCSPP]
parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
parport1: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
parport1: irq 7 detected
parport1: Found 1 daisy-chained devices
parport1: only read 126 of 1000 ID bytes
parport1: device reported incorrect length field (34950, should be 127)
parport1 (addr 0): Legacy device
parport1: Printer, Canon BJC-3000
imm: No devices found
ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x)
Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected an Intel 440BX Chipset.
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xf0000000
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hdb7, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Supermount version 2.0.4 for kernel 2.6
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hdb6, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 0000:00:0b.0
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xd1a39000, 00:05:1c:1f:1e:dd, IRQ 10
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
inserting floppy driver for 2.6.3-4mdk
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
hdc: ATAPI 40X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2000kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
hdd: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 120kB Cache, UDMA(33)
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
drivers/usb/core/usb.c: registered new driver hid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
NET: Registered protocol family 17
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:09.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:07.2
nvidia: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
0: nvidia: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module 1.0-5336 Wed Jan 14 18:29:26 PST 2004
agpgart: Found an AGP 1.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 2x mode
agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 2x mode
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: console ready
lp1: using parport1 (polling).
drivers/usb/media/ov511.c: No decompressor available
drivers/usb/media/ov511.c: No decompressor available
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0x7a on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: This is an XFree86 bug. It shouldn't access hardware directly.
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0x7a on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: This is an XFree86 bug. It shouldn't access hardware directly.
bootsplash: status on console 0 changed to off
NET: Registered protocol family 10
Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c035fa20(lo)
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
PPP BSD Compression module registered
PPP Deflate Compression module registered


Old 07-05-2004, 10:06 PM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Location: Brisbane Australia
Distribution: SUSE10.1
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More info - after some fiddleing around and viewing dmesg I have found that it appears that the webcam is working ok and all the drivers load OK but when the gnomemeeting application starts is cannot open a decompression utility. I tried using XawTV with the cam and a more explicit message comes up. This time the error informs me that libquicktime is missing. I have checked and it is installed and resides in /usr/lib. Tried uninstalling XawTV and libquicktime with no luck - any ideas.



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