Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155317
RFE: V4L2 support for pwlib
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a webcam that Fedora supports with the sn9c102 driver included in the kernel. But the driver uses V4L2 and not V4L. Gnomemeeting supports V4L2 since 1.2 but pwlib needs to be compiled with --enable-plugins --enable-v4l2, according to
Suse has a plugin to resolve the same issue http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/1667803/com/pwlib-plugins-v4l2-1.8.3-3.1.i586.rpm.html
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect my webcam
2. sn9c102 driver, precompiled in kernel, detects the webcam
3. Gnomemeeting doesn't recongnize it.
Expected Results: Webcam working! :-)
It's possible to include this enhancement in FC 5?
Mandrake has solved the problem too. The RPM packs of our distro lacks the file
v4l2_pwplugin.so present on theirs as you can see from:
The same happens with my webcam D-Link DSB-C110 (Fully supported by Mandrake and
Suse) and only recognized by Fedora.
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0c45:600d Microdia
usb 2-2: V4L2 device /dev/video0 deregistered
usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
usb 2-2: SN9C10 PC Camera Controller detected (vid/pid 0x0C45/0x600D)
usb 2-2: PAS106B image sensor detected
usb 2-2: Initialization succeeded
usb 2-2: V4L2 device registered as /dev/video0
usb 2-2: Optional device control through 'sysfs' interface ready
I just tested the "ubuntu in live" version 5.04 and, from cd, without installing
anything, the webcam works perfectly.
Its just a matter of compiling with the option of --enable-v4l2 on the configure
command line of pwlib
According to Damien Sandras gnomemeeting upstream maintainer:
v4l2 is not stable, not maintained
it should not be activated by default
if activated it should be in a separate package
activating by default like in Ubuntu and Debian is a serious mistake
So it is definitely not a simple matter of adding --enable-v4l2 on the command
"if activated it should be in a separate package"
Maybe a separate package in Extras would be a good idea?
any news about this enhancement?
Today I probed the new ekiga 2.0.1-1 and pwlib 1.10.0-1. My SN9C10x webcam
(supported by V4L2) is working OK now. Thanks for your work!