Bug 191670 - Device node for digital video camera not owned by console owner
Summary: Device node for digital video camera not owned by console owner
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 441073
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
Blocks: F9Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-05-15 00:36 UTC by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:45 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-11-29 17:39:40 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Output from lshal with video camera attached to IEEE-1394 bus (77.23 KB, text/plain)
2006-05-16 01:58 UTC, W. Michael Petullo
no flags Details

Description W. Michael Petullo 2006-05-15 00:36:58 UTC
Description of problem:
I have a Canon ZR100 digital video camera with a IEEE-1394 interface.  When I
plug in the camera, the associated device node is owned by root.  As a result,
normal users can not access the camera using dvgrab.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as a normal user.
2. Connect the video camera using IEEE-1394
3. Try to capture video using dvgrab
Actual results:
> dvgrab
raw1394 - failed to get handle: Permission denied.

Expected results:
When a user logs in and obtains console ownership using pam_console, the
ownership of /dev/raw1394 should be set to that user.

Additional info:
The gphoto2 package installs a HAL policy that runs a script
(/usr/libexec/gphoto-set-procperm) when a digital camera is plugged in to the
system's USB bus.  The same should be done for digital video cameras.

Comment 1 John (J5) Palmieri 2006-05-15 13:15:16 UTC
Is there a package that handles digital video camera access (like gphoto handles
digital cameras)?  That would be the correct place to put associated fdi files
and scripts.

Comment 2 W. Michael Petullo 2006-05-15 15:48:19 UTC
I don't think we have a definitive package.  The dvgrab package is an option,
but it is not the only way to grab video from a camera.  I think even gstreamer
has a IEEE-1394 src.  Right now I don't believe there is one single package that
must be installed if one is to interact with video cameras using Fedora. 
Perhaps we should create a package like desktop-printing?  This could be a
lightweight package that is required by all video camera-related packages.

Comment 3 John (J5) Palmieri 2006-05-15 17:50:51 UTC
can you attach the output of `lshal` with the camera plugged in.  Thanks.

Comment 4 W. Michael Petullo 2006-05-16 01:58:47 UTC
Created attachment 129150 [details]
Output from lshal with video camera attached to IEEE-1394 bus

Please see "raw1394" in the attached output.

Comment 5 W. Michael Petullo 2006-10-14 13:33:28 UTC
John, should this be assigned to David Zeuthen?  I understand you and he have
traded places at Red Hat.

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Comment 7 Paul Jenner 2008-08-25 19:07:14 UTC
Is this superceded by bug #441073 - user firewire permissions and dvgrab in F9?

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Comment 9 Paul Jenner 2008-11-26 23:37:08 UTC
Superceded by bug #441073 - user firewire permissions and dvgrab in F9.

Can the owner close this as a dup?

Comment 10 W. Michael Petullo 2008-11-29 17:39:40 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 441073 ***

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