Bug 90618 - (USB CPIA)xawtv runs slower in 9 than it did on 7.3
Summary: (USB CPIA)xawtv runs slower in 9 than it did on 7.3
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-05-11 05:08 UTC by Joe Acosta
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:53 UTC
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XFree log file (32.10 KB, text/plain)
2003-05-22 15:41 UTC, Joe Acosta
no flags Details
output from dmesg as well (7.79 KB, text/plain)
2003-05-22 15:42 UTC, Joe Acosta
no flags Details

Description Joe Acosta 2003-05-11 05:08:14 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

Description of problem:
I have an athelon 1.2Ghz, with 1/2 Gig RAM.

I run xawtv with my cpia wevcam II from creative and it sends the system to max
CPU and io.  making the system virtually unusable

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xawtv 3.81 and 3.88

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. get a webcam II 
2. install RH 9
3. run xawtv

Actual Results:  system slows to an almost halt

Expected Results:  it should still be usable

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2003-05-13 22:30:56 UTC
strange, i have philips webcam and it works fine for me.

Comment 2 Joe Acosta 2003-05-14 01:45:39 UTC
hmm phillips webcam and creative web cams are different cams.  Are you using the
cpia driver?  Is it parallel port?  I think this is a bug.

Comment 3 Ngo Than 2003-05-14 09:36:38 UTC
which kernel-version do you have on your machine with RHL 7.3?
It could be a bug in kernel driver.

Comment 4 Joe Acosta 2003-05-14 15:39:36 UTC
It was pretty slow on 7.3 and I was using kernel 2.4.20.  On RH 9 I am using
2.4.20 also.

It seems to have gotton slower with th echange from 7.3 to 9, but it was kinda
slow in 7.3.  It was usable though it just took time to come up.  Now it takes
time to come up and it also makes mouse and X movement very slow.  Could this be
related to X? 

Comment 5 Ngo Than 2003-05-22 10:38:23 UTC
Which video card do you have in your machine?

Could you please attach your /etc/X11/XF86Config?

How have you started xawtv? There are some options, which you perhaps try:

     -(no)dga        enable/disable DGA extention
     -(no)vm         enable/disable VidMode extention
     -(no)xv         enable/disable Xvideo extention altogether
     -(no)xv-video   enable/disable Xvideo extention (for video only,
                     i.e. XvPutVideo() calls)
     -(no)xv-image   enable/disable Xvideo extention (for image scaling
                     only, i.e. XvPutImage() calls)

Comment 6 Joe Acosta 2003-05-22 15:41:03 UTC
Created attachment 91897 [details]
XFree log file

Comment 7 Joe Acosta 2003-05-22 15:42:02 UTC
Created attachment 91898 [details]
output from dmesg as well

Comment 8 Joe Acosta 2003-05-22 15:43:43 UTC
I have attached the output from both dmesg and XFree log file of my system.  So
you can see how the parallel port is loaded.

I have tried xawtv -no(u name it switch).  It may not be xawtv, cause I just
tried gqcam and it does the same thing.  This may be a kernel issue or X? 

Comment 9 Joe Acosta 2003-05-23 04:24:00 UTC
I just updated the drivers from webcam.sourceforge.net.  These are the cpia***
files in the kernel and it seems to be working much better now.  

Comment 10 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-23 08:31:50 UTC
This has nothing to do with XFree than

Comment 11 Joe Acosta 2003-05-23 22:33:26 UTC
It seems this is a kernel bug.   Sorry, but I used to know a Mike A Harris, he
lived in CA is this the same one?

Comment 12 Ngo Than 2003-05-26 17:58:08 UTC
ok, i don't think it's a bug in xawtv, because the philips webcams work fine
with xawtv. I assign it to kernel

Comment 13 Joe Acosta 2003-05-26 19:31:04 UTC
One issue with the updated drivers is that now I cannot capture a picture with
xawtv and the webcam II.  I can however capture picture with gqcam.  However if
I use xawtv first and then use gqcam, gqcam does not display a picture correctly
or capture correctly.  However if I use gqcam first I can capture pictures and
use the webcam II pretty well.  So I have stopped using xawtv, in favor of gqcam
or I'll use xsane, as it works okay also. 

Comment 14 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:53 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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