Re: External iSight with PowerBook G4
On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 16:35:44 -0800
Amit Uttamchandani <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I searched the mailing list archives for reports on how to get iSight
> working on Linux. Most of the solutions start out by using the
> application 'Coriander' to test if it can display video from the
> camera. And then the next step is to get it to work with Ekiga.
> However, I am still stuck with 'Coriander'.
> I get the following error when trying to start from ISO control:
> "ISO transmission refuses to start"
> After trying it several times I get a segfault with the following
> error message:
> libdc1394 error: RAW1394 failure: in
> dc1394_video_get_supported_framerates (control.c, line 594): Could not
> get supported framerates
> The dmesg output when I plug in the iSight is:
> [ 2466.157624] ieee1394: Node changed: 0-01:1023 -> 0-00:1023
> [ 2466.157659] ieee1394: Node suspended: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]
> [ 2471.237650] ieee1394: Node changed: 0-00:1023
> -> 0-01:1023
> [ 2474.440939] IEEE 1394 device has ROM CRC error
> [ 2474.441029] ieee1394: Node resumed: ID:BUS[0-00:1023]
> The following is the output of 'lsmod | grep 1394'
> video1394 19388 0
> raw1394 28424 0
> ohci1394 35888 1 video1394
> ieee1394 91584 4 sbp2,video1394,raw1394,ohci1394
> Any ideas?
I no longer have my isight, but from memory it worked fine in etch but
I never got it to work in lenny.
Below is from my notes so not sure it will help or make sense :)
Better late than never?
I have got my isight working in ekiga today. On my g4 emac running
Debian etch. I'm not sure which packages worked as I tried a whole
bunch, below are that packages I installed.
Installed the following packages:
Then as root I ran coriander in a terminal and the isight showed up and
worked fine though on disconecting I had to unplug the camera and
replug it to activate it again.
I quit coriander then I still as root setup an ekiga account and checked enable video. then video plugin as 1394dc.
then input device as /dev/video1394/0. then auto and it worked.