[PD] Gem and ieee1394 firewire cam on linux debian

Joseph Barrows jjbarrows at artwww.net
Wed Aug 15 14:55:11 CEST 2007

I'm having the same problem under fedore core 6 - there is no /dev/video

any advice?  (there is no /dev/ieee1394 either

(kino see the camera fine)


On 15/08/07, Tim Boykett <tim at timesup.org> wrote:
> Hi Kids!
>    Time for a new adventure. I would like to have a working
> firewire camera input for manipulation in Gem on a linux
> box that is sitting here purring at me. The cam works
> fine with Kino and dvgrab, so the linux-firewire connection
> is all well.
> But I am having no luck with pix_video or pdp_v4l. The main problem
> seems to be that (apparently) recently the naming conventions
> in debian and possibly linux in general were changed. So there is
> no more /dev/video0 for the v4l mode, and for pix_video trying to
> work directly with ieee1394, I get complaints that /dev/ieee1394/dv/
> host/PAL/in
> "Is a directory".
> Has anyone had more luck? Do I need to going from stable to testing in
> some parts of debian? Do I need to use some special somethings?
> Looking forward to the d'Oh moment,
>    Tim
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Joseph Barrows
live video performance; web site design; new media artist
jjbarrows at artwww.net
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