SOLVED: Mounting Creative PC-CAM 880 camera

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Postby alloydog » Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:30 am

I it is udev, as there is a message at boot up that devfs is not supported but that kernel.
Though I have just been through both messages and dmesg but cannot find reference to either devfs or udev. Though I did find udev in /etc, /etc/init.d and /sbin, with devfs only in /etc.

I'm just going through the udev-FAQ now, but since I have left the camera at home, I won't be able to test anything intil the weekend...
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Postby nelz » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:05 am

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df -T dev

will show you which is in use.
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Postby alloydog » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:10 am

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:/# df -T dev
Filesystem    Type   1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 reiserfs     4687468    989828   3697640  22% /
root@voyager:/# df -a
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1              4687468    989828   3697640  22% /
proc                         0         0         0   -  /proc
sysfs                  4687468    989828   3697640  22% /sys
devpts                 4687468    989828   3697640  22% /dev/pts
usbfs                        0         0         0   -  /proc/bus/usb
/proc/bus/usb                0         0         0   -  /proc/bus/usb
usbdevfs                     0         0         0   -  /proc/bus/usb
/dev/hda3              4882596    312648   4569948   7% /mnt/hda3
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Postby nelz » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:16 am

Soory, that should have read

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df -T /dev
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Postby alloydog » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:19 am

Just the same:
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:/# df -T /dev
Filesystem    Type   1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 reiserfs     4687468    990128   3697340  22% /
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Postby nelz » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:41 am

According to this, you are running a static /dev, not udev or devfs. Which distro is this?
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Postby alloydog » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:46 am

BeatrIX
It uses the 2.6.7 kernel.
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Postby nelz » Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:27 am

This is a very small distro, maybe it's missing whatever your camera needs. Have you tried a larger live CD distro, like Knoppix or Kanotix?
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Postby alloydog » Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:44 am

Not for some time. I chose this one because it installed and ran on several old PCs (450 MHz AMD) quite nicley, with the minimum of fuss. I just recently tried Ubuntu 5.0.4, but that had problems with my graphics adapter, sound card and network adapter.
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Postby nelz » Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:26 am

I meant to just try it as a live CD to see if it handles your camera. Then you can see what it uses and set up BeatriX the same way.
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Postby alloydog » Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:30 am

Aha, I never thought of that :oops:

I am also going to upgrade the kernel to 2.6.12-whateverthecurrentversionis....
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SOLVED: Mounting Creative PC-CAM 880 camera

Postby alloydog » Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:04 am

SOLVED.

After installed an updated kernel, 2.6.12-6-686, I modified fstab by replacing the entry for usbdevfs with usbfs and adding the line:
/dev/sda1...../camera.....vfat.....defaults,noauto.....0.....0

Then after mounting /camera, I can see and browse to the proper directory within the camera.
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RE: SOLVED: Mounting Creative PC-CAM 880 camera

Postby nelz » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:20 am

It seems like the older kernel may not have had the support needed for this device.
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RE: SOLVED: Mounting Creative PC-CAM 880 camera

Postby alloydog » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:23 am

It isn't so much for the device, more for the filesystem - the camera is treated just like a USB mass storage device.
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RE: SOLVED: Mounting Creative PC-CAM 880 camera

Postby nelz » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:14 pm

But you're mounting it with the vfat filesystem, that's hardly new.
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