problem with webcam
Linyin <linyin.cn <at> gmail.com> writes:
> I already do video for linux in the kernel. Install SDL & SPCAVIEW
> have no error. But when i use it, error said cant find driver.
Are you certain that the camera is working? If its and NTSC/PAL
coax output, just plug it into an old analog TV and verify the
signal output is good first. Even connecting the camera to working
windows software will do for output signal verification. Many
cameras are easy to damage, from bumps or drops.....
If it's a usb webcam, maybe you have a channel input to something
that works generically? The point is to make sure valid video
signal is emminating from the camera first.
Next I use some very simple program and syntax to make sure it's
working on the computer. Use something simple and generic. I currrently
use this syntax with mplayer:
mplayer -fps 15 tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/v4l/video1
There are a multitude of issues that can break any given camera/package
combo, and many are hard to track down. It can be use flag, newer versions
of software fail, kernel issue, command line options, ...
just to mention a few.
Manually parse through /dev/v4l/video* and find where your devices is
connected to the kernel.