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Old 05-14-2008, 06:00 AM   #1
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Question v4l in fc8 overlay support

I have installed fc8 in my Pentium PC and am trying to use usb connected webcam. But no video !!!!
When I run xawtv I get the following errors:

[root@test]# xawtv
This is xawtv-3.95, running on Linux/i686 (
xinerama 0: 1280x1024+0+0
/dev/video0 [v4l2]: no overlay support
v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
ioctl: VIDIOC_G_STD(std=0xb7fda9900059a038 [PAL_H,PAL_I,PAL_D,NTSC_M_JP,?,SECAM_B,SECAM_H,SECAM_K,SECAM_L,(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(nu ll),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null),(null)]): Invalid argument
ioctl: VIDIOC_S_STD(std=0x0 []): Invalid argument
no way to get: 384x288 32 bit TrueColor (LE: bgr-)

Whats wrong ?????
Here is another log:

root@test]# v4l-conf
v4l-conf: using X11 display :0.0
dga: version 2.0
mode: 1280x1024, depth=24, bpp=32, bpl=8192, base=0xf0fe0000
/dev/video0 [v4l2]: no overlay support

Anything wrong with the v4l ????

Any suggestion is appreciated.
Old 05-15-2008, 01:23 AM   #2
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v4l-conf is a binary which get created when we install xawtv package .....


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