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nanotube
February 12th, 2009, 07:52 PM
Hi all

So, i have a webcam, sony eyetoy, and it works well with cheese. Using ubuntu intrepid 32bit, which comes with ekiga 2.0.12.

However, trying to set up ekiga, it fails to find the video input device. just says "no device found" using either v4l or v4l2

it does find the audio input on the camera, but not the video.

running ekiga with -d 6, the following debug messages are seen:


2009/02/12 02:46:19.809 0:19.136 ekiga Detected audio plugins: ALSA
2009/02/12 02:46:19.811 0:19.138 ekiga Detected video plugins: Picture,V4L2,V4L
2009/02/12 02:46:19.813 0:19.140 ekiga Detected audio plugins: ALSA
2009/02/12 02:46:19.815 0:19.142 ekiga Detected video plugins: Picture,V4L2,V4L
2009/02/12 02:46:19.818 0:19.145 ekiga Detecting V4L2 devices
2009/02/12 02:46:19.827 0:19.154 ekiga PV4L2Plugin detected device metadata at /sys/class/video4linux/
2009/02/12 02:46:20.115 0:19.442 ekiga Detected the following audio input devices: Default,EyeToy USB camera Namtai,Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with plugin ALSA
2009/02/12 02:46:20.116 0:19.443 ekiga Detected the following audio output devices: Default,Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with plugin ALSA
2009/02/12 02:46:20.117 0:19.444 ekiga Detected the following video input devices: No device found with plugin V4L2
2009/02/12 02:46:20.118 0:19.446 ekiga Detected the following audio input devices: Default,EyeToy USB camera Namtai,Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with plugin ALSA
2009/02/12 02:46:20.120 0:19.447 ekiga Detected the following audio output devices: Default,Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with plugin ALSA
2009/02/12 02:46:20.121 0:19.448 ekiga Detected the following video input devices: No device found with plugin V4L2


(same thing with v4l)

/sys/class/video4linux does have the video0 symlink in it:


lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2009-02-12 13:41 video0 -> ../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb1/1-1/video4linux/video0


would appreciate any suggestions as to how to make ekiga recognize the webcam... if i could even somehow point it directly to /dev/video0 or something...

thanks!

nanotube
February 13th, 2009, 06:10 AM
bump? :)

nanotube
February 13th, 2009, 07:51 PM
bump...

Captain_Glen
April 16th, 2009, 10:12 AM
I have exactly the same problem. It works in cheese but not ekiga.

andersja
May 26th, 2009, 06:03 PM
Out of curiosity - does it work in Skype?

Whilst being a proprietary application, they do pretty decent video calls...