[PD] webcam in GEM on eeepc

Arif Driessen arifd86 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 16:35:05 CEST 2009

Amazing response both in time and effectiveness. I thank you all greatly.

three annoying newbie questions however:

Is this the package I need to get? http://sourceforge.net/projects/pd-gem/

Do I need to uninstall GEM first or do anything to Pd before or after to
recognise (insmod style) and work with the new GEM

Do I follow the standard compiling route i.e.

make install

(I have only ever patched my kernel once. that is as far my linux technical
proficiency goes)

Many many thanks for the time out you have spent on me.

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 3:18 PM, cyrille henry <ch at chnry.net> wrote:

> hello,
> eeepc cam is a V4L2 device. i think there is no (yet) officiel Gem release
> with V4L2 suport. you can check this when creating a pix_video object : it
> should print V4L and V4L2...
> current development version works fine. so you should use the svn to
> download Gem latest source code, and compile it yourself.
> you can also ask Iohannes to make release more often ;-)
> Cyrille
> Arif Driessen a écrit :
>> Hi guys,
>> I normally stick to the forums but I've come here because I fear this is
>> going to be a little too in depth. (I shall post the answer to the forum
>> afterwards however).
>> I know the GEM developers have discussed this over here:
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/gem-dev@iem.at/msg00098.html
>> But I'm not a GEM developer! :)
>> My issue is, [pix_video] won't see my camera under any conditions (in
>> GNU/Linux), whilst mplayer tv:// in the terminal or the Cheese Webcam Booth
>> are both very happy to. I simply don't know where to begin. But really
>> really desire this feature (it's one of the main reasons i bought the eeepc
>> 701)
>> Running eeebuntu lxde beta 1 (a cut down ubuntu/debian)
>> Is this a common problem? Are there some standard procedures to fixing
>> this? like reinstalling certain packages? e.t.c.
>> There's no rush here, but I'm sure it's a somewhat popular issue since the
>> eeepc must be a popular medium for Pure Data
>> Thanks very much everyone.
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