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Old 06-07-2004, 06:57 PM   #1
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Parallel port Webcam


I've just upgraded to Suse 9.1, and I'm trying to get a Creative Webcam II (parallel port) to work on the system. I've looked at some howto's but i'm still confused as to what i'm doing wrong here. I think the distro already setup the drivers since dmesg gives:

parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
parport0: irq 7 detected
parport0: Multimedia device, VLSI Vision Ltd PPC2 Camera

However, if i try executing xawtv or webcam all i get is:
> webcam
reading config file: /home/xxx/.webcamrc
video4linux webcam v1.3 - (c) 1998-2000 Gerd Knorr
grabber config: size 320x240, input (null), norm (null), jpeg quality 75
rotate=0, top=0, left=0, bottom=240, right=320
ftp config:
uploading.jpeg => webcam.jpeg
open /dev/video0: No such device or address
v4l: open /dev/video0: No such device or address
no grabber device available

is this a problem with the xawtv configuration or the webcam configuration?

Any help appreciated for a humble newb,


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