Bug 84174 - xawtv fails to initialize video
Summary: xawtv fails to initialize video
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xawtv (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2003-02-13 02:23 UTC by Ted
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-06 11:08:12 UTC
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Description Ted 2003-02-13 02:23:53 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.2) Gecko/20021216

Description of problem:
xawtv fails to initialize video unless you are logged in as root.  After logging
in as root and running xawtv one time, the card will operate normally.

Xawtv prints the following error message when started:
This is xawtv-3.74, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.18-19.8.0custom)
seteuid(root): Operation not permitted
v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
WARNING: v4l and x11 disagree about the screen size
WARNING: Is v4l-conf installed correctly?
WARNING: v4l and x11 disagree about the color depth
WARNING: fbuf.depth=16, x11 depth=32
WARNING: Is v4l-conf installed correctly?
WARNING: v4l and dga disagree about the framebuffer base
WARNING: fbuf.base=(nil), dga=0xe0000000
WARNING: Is v4l-conf installed correctly?
WARNING: overlay mode disabled

(this problem was present before I put in a custom kernel)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install redhat linux with xawtv
2.run xawtv as a normal user
3.xawtv window spawns, but there is only sound.  No video.
4.exit xawtv and log in as root
5.start xawtv
6.xawtv now will run as expected regardless of user.

Expected Results:  xawtv should be executable by a normal user without needing
to first initialize it as root..

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2003-03-06 11:08:12 UTC
please download 3.81-6 or later from rawhide. It should be fixed in this release.

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