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Old 09-12-2010, 07:02 PM   #1
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cam or camera


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I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty and ive just connected my Sony digital camera to it and I was hoping it would get recognized has a web cam but it doesn't, so can anyone put me in to the right direction off what program to use, so I can see what im seeing through my camera when its on,so basically all I wont to do is plug my camera in to the computer get it recognized and record what im filming on my camera, thanks in advance DEX
 
Old 09-12-2010, 07:14 PM   #2
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Please could you give us some more information. Like the type/model of the camera and what type of connection/cable you're using.

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Old 09-12-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
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Please could you give us some more information. Like the type/model of the camera and what type of connection/cable you're using.

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yes of course its a Sony digital camcorder, the lead im using is not usb but a firewire or ilink lead.Hope this helps.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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Firewire needs the raw1394 kerneldriver

You can load it with the command:
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modprobe raw1394
After that use:
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lsmod
to check if the driver is loaded.

If the driver is loaded there will be a device called /dev/raw1394 which is the one you need with whatever video programm you use.

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Old 09-12-2010, 07:47 PM   #5
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Thanks, do i load this though the terminal.?
 
Old 09-12-2010, 07:52 PM   #6
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Yes, just open a console/terminal session and type those commands

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Old 09-12-2010, 08:05 PM   #7
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i done this but i get an error, i have given you a screen shot.
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http://i54.tinypic.com/1zz1jqs.png
 
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You don't need to install modprobe or raw1394 with apt-get. They are part of the OS and already present on your system.

As I said just type modprobe raw1394 at the commandline.

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Old 09-13-2010, 06:47 AM   #9
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Ive done what you said put got this.? does this mean i have it or i need to use a different command .

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[URL="http://i53.tinypic.com/2niu50.png
 
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Hi decksmasher,

Yes the driver has been loaded as can be seen in the output of lsmod.

You can ignore the Warning. It's just modprobe complaining about the fact that one of his configuration files hasn't a .conf extension.

You should check if there is a /dev/raw1394 device. If it is there it should function correctly.

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Old 09-13-2010, 03:37 PM   #11
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@ gdejonge

Thanks for your reply, but I still get this when I try to use my Sony digital camera has a web cam. [URL="http://i54.tinypic.com/28cfqpx.png im really stuck has what to do next if the file has downloaded and im not sure what programs are in ubuntu what I can use so I can use my camera has a web cam. is web cam application the only program or am I missing some thing.

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gdejonge suggested that the device /dev/raw1394 should be used. Your screenshot shows that you are using /dev/video0

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Old 09-14-2010, 12:48 AM   #13
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Once you get it working, you can "sudo apt-get install cheese" to use with the webcam setup.

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Cheese is a cheesy program to take pictures and videos from your web cam. The project also provides some graphical effects in order to please the users play instinct. Furthermore some integration work will be done to include it in some other programs and services.
 
Old 09-15-2010, 05:43 PM   #14
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Once you get it working, you can "sudo apt-get install cheese" to use with the web cam set-up.
@FredGSanford

Hi thanks for reply, but I have done as you have asked and tried to download that file "modprobe raw1394", I have put it in a screen shot to show you.http://i54.tinypic.com/1rt0ev.png but I still cant get it to work, but I did get cheese to download and work just fine but it doesn't recognize my camcorder and that's because I cant get the modprobe raw1394 file to work, but I could be wrong.?
I put in lsmod in to a terminal window and it doesn't show the modprobe file, so I take it it hasn't downloaded or worked.

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Old 09-15-2010, 05:52 PM   #15
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modprobe is the command to load a module, not part of the file name. The module raw1394 is loaded.
 
  


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