Kernel module inactive by default?
I discovered a strange behaviour since some time. Maybe someone can explain
I am running an Acer Crystal Eye Cam ( 5986:0102
Acer Crystal Eye webcam), and the cam is running fine (driver is uvcvideo).
Lucview is working, and kopete shows video, when I am in the settings menu.
But I am wondering, why the driver is always incative (green led is off), when
I am not running any application, which it is directly accessing (like xawtv,
kopete or whatever)?
Whenever I am starting one of these applications, the green led is on, I get a
picture/video, but when I leave it, the green led gets off. This means for me:
The driver is now inactive! In the past, I could never see this behaviour, the
green led was always on.
Might this be the reason, why camorama, kdetv or other video-applications
cannot access to /dev/videoX ?
The access rights are of course set correctly, running as root gets no success
So, is this normal? If yes, why? If not, how can I fix it?
This is the output of lsmod:
v4l1_compat 12932 2 uvcvideo,videodev
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 9296 1 videodev
Thank you for any information.