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Re: [suse-multimedia-e] QuickCam Express USB in SuSE 7.3
- From: Eduard Avetisyan <dich_ed@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 03:38:12 -0800 (PST)
- Message-id: <20020326113812.12156.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Just can guess that your camera doesn't support the frame size
that your xawtv comes up with. You may want to try -noscale
option, that sometimes helps with usb cameras.
Another thing I've experienced is that nvidia boards conflict
with camera images, so you get the image distorted or no image.
In this case disabling hardware acceleration helps (using "nv"
module instead of "nvidia")...
--- Scott Nichols <scott.nichols@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I hope that there is someone out here that can help me out
> with this
> situation. I will try to be as brief as possible and still
> give the details.
> I have a bttv card that works fine and is using /dev/video0.
> So I have a
> QuickCam Express USB and I want to set it up on /dev/video1. I
> load the
> module mod_quickcam that came with SuSE and I see in USBView
> that its
> installed and working fine. Then I use xawtv -c /dev/video1
> and the screen
> opens I get this error in Term:
> This is xawtv-3.72, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.10-4GB)
> /dev/video1 [v4l]: no overlay support
> v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
> config: invalid value for input: Television
> valid choices for "input": "Camera"
> ioctl: VIDIOCMCAPTURE(0,fmt=3,size=176x144): Invalid argument
> Now I have been told that is normal. but when xawtv starts I
> get a green
> window with a small line at the top that is video. I can run
> my hand over the
> cam and see it in this small line in xawtv. I look in xconsole
> and it tells
> me, repeated several times:
> error: quickcam: frame size is incorrect!
> This will repeat until I turn xawtv off. I have been
> everywhere looking for a
> answer for this and how to adjust the frame size to make this
> work but
> nothing. I have been in chat's and all over the web. I even
> emailed SuSE
> about it and no help. Does anybody have any idea on how to get
> the problem
> Thanks for your time,
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