[Ekiga-list] V4L2 camera

Paulo J. Matos pocm at soton.ac.uk
Mon Sep 25 01:37:08 UTC 2006

Hi all,

I'm using  camera with spca5xx driver, Logitech for Notebooks Deluxe,
with kernel When I run the configuration druid it is
detected at /dev/v4l/video0 but the the Test Settings return:
Failed to open device:
Error while opening /dev/v4l/video0

Any ideas what might be the problem?

I can run this without problems:
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <sys/file.h>

int main(void) {

  int fd = -1;

  //v4l init
  if ((fd = open ("/dev/v4l/video0", O_RDWR)) == -1) {
    perror ("ERROR opening V4L interface \n");
    exit (1);

  printf("Opened OK!\n");



  return 0;


$ ./v4l-open
Opened OK!

Paulo Jorge Matos - pocm at soton.ac.uk
University of Southampton, UK

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