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eentelf
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Xbox webcam tutorial

Post by eentelf » Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:36 am

just wrote a little tutorial on how i got my web cam working :-)

http://www.andrewkendall.com/pages/lear ... /index.php

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Post by beatboy » Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:52 am

I'll give it a whirl. :)
Please don't beat me anymore.

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Post by Bucko » Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:48 pm

Hi I've emerged camsource but what driver do i emerge from the driver page, I'm a little confused by that web page. Creative Video Blaster Webcam 5 I believe the model is. What I mean is, in emerge sync, which driver.

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Post by XBoxgeek » Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:36 pm

Hi, I am having a few problems with this tutorial. I have followed it to the letter, but when I try and launch "camsource" it reports this error:-
unable to open /dev/video0 (No such device)

I am new to Linux, but I thought I would take a look in dev to see if there was a file/folder called video0 and there was not.

I checked out the link to the logitech driver in your tutorial and it said this:-
Devices Configuration
Video4linux use the /dev/video* files, and the driver need one per camera.
ls -lad /dev/video* # produce a list of the video devices
If the video devices do not exist, you can create them with this shell script:
su
cd /dev
for ii in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ; do
mknod video$ii c 81 $ii # char-major-81-[0-16]
chown root.root video$ii # owned by root
chmod 600 video$ii # read/writable by root only
done
The important part is to make the proper special character files with the right major and minor numbers.
I tried that and it created some files called video0 through video16, but when I rebooted and run camsource again it still reported the same error.

How did you create video0? should the emerge camsource & emerge qce-ga have created them for me?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers
XBoxgeek

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Post by trixter » Fri Oct 10, 2003 9:36 pm

I just tried the tutorial and I am having exactly the same problem as xboxgeek. Get the error message:

Unable to open /dev/video0 (No such file or directory)
Failed to open device for <camdev name="default">

Like xboxgeek, I find no such video0 file/folder in the /dev directory. How did you get the correct video0 file? I am using the Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 usb camera. Thanks

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Post by Bucko » Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:40 pm

Well, any ideas for the best drive on Creative Blaster Web Cam 5 driver? I get the same error message but thats because I haven't configure a driver yet because I'm not to sure which is the best drive for my web cam :?:

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Post by trixter » Mon Oct 13, 2003 2:40 am

How do you "configure the driver"? I downloaded the qce driver for my Quickcam Pro 4000 as suggested in the above referenced tutorial. I emerged it and that went OK. Do I have to do something else to "configure" it as you suggested?

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Post by LowMoFo » Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:00 am

i tried setting up my webcam with this tutorial and the tut found at:
viewtopic.php?t=356&highlight=webcam

both times, when i start camsource, i get this:
Xbox root # camsource
Camsource 0.7.0 starting up...
Loading modules:
input_v4l (alias input_v4l) version 0.7.0 OK
jpeg_comp (alias jpeg_comp) version 0.7.0 OK
socket (alias socket) version 0.7.0 OK
wc_serv (alias wc_serv) version 0.7.0 OK
wc_serv (alias noresizewc) version 0.7.0 OK
http (alias http) version 0.7.0 OK
flip (alias flip) version 0.7.0 OK
resize (alias resize) version 0.7.0 OK
text (alias text) version 0.7.0 OK
Unable to open /dev/video0 (Function not implemented)
Failed to open device for <camdev name="default">

can someone help?

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Post by Dennis » Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:57 pm

This is an old topic, but I thought I would let those who are interested know that it is possible to run a webcam on the xbox.

I simply followed that tutorial that has been posted a million times, and it worked on the first try.

You can check it here, it streams: http://67.8.53.175/test.html

Pretty cool.

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