SCPC5XX V4L drivers

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SCPC5XX V4L drivers

Post by OkieJim » Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:53 pm

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To date I have been unsuccessful in getting Zoneminder to work on FedoraCore 2. Keep in mind I have not tried very hard yet. My monitor just stayed orange and never saw any vidio. I use the spca5xx drivers currently for my X-10 floodcams and the X-10 USB converter the VA11. And it does in fact work. I've tried Zoneminder 1.20.1 using /dev/video0 after compiling the spca5xx drivers into my kernal. I'll try again this week with 1.21.0 to see what happens again. Time permitting. Question has anyone else out here tried this yet?? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I know this setup is not currently supported just thought I'd give it a try to help bring on somemore users. Thanks for reading all of this.

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Post by zoneminder » Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:31 pm

I have seen various posts regarding these drivers. I don't recall the details but I think people have struggled to get them to work for anything other than trivial applications. Your best bet is just to search the forums.

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Post by OkieJim » Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:48 pm

Phil,
Thank you so much for responding. I do plan on continuing my quest. Your right in the simple application for these drivers. I have had success with them and can see the video fine using thier spcaview application. I can also save snapshots and AVI files using the spcaview. I'm not a guru in linux but it does have my interest as does zoneminder.

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