installing uvcvideo in acer aspire 4520

Monday, September 3, 2007

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there is no official release files for uvcvideo, i only find it via svn, so based on this instructions u need to enter this command to install it.

1. open terminal (lets say you already have a folder name linuxzip in ~/linuxzip)

[planet@fedorasal linuxzip]$ svn checkout svn://
A trunk/uvc_ctrl.c
A trunk/uvc_queue.c
A trunk/uvc_video.c
A trunk/uvc_v4l2.c
A trunk/uvc_compat.h
A trunk/uvc_driver.c
A trunk/uvcvideo.h
A trunk/Makefile
Checked out revision 125.
[planet@fedorasal linuxzip]$
2. then
[planet@fedorasal linuxzip]$ cd trunk/
3. type make and lastly make install (as root)
[planet@fedorasal trunk]$ make
Building USB Video Class driver...
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
CC [M] /home/planet/Desktop/linuxzip/trunk/uvc_driver.o
CC [M] /home/planet/Desktop/linuxzip/trunk/uvc_queue.o
CC [M] /home/planet/Desktop/linuxzip/trunk/uvc_v4l2.o
CC [M] /home/planet/Desktop/linuxzip/trunk/uvc_video.o
CC [M] /home/planet/Desktop/linuxzip/trunk/uvc_ctrl.o
LD [M] /home/planet/Desktop/linuxzip/trunk/uvcvideo.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
CC /home/planet/Desktop/linuxzip/trunk/uvcvideo.mod.o
LD [M] /home/planet/Desktop/linuxzip/trunk/uvcvideo.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/'
[planet@fedorasal trunk]$ make install
4. currently i only know that ekiga work with acer webcam, i doesn' t know if it work with others apps yet.

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multiple application sound in Fedora 7

one of the commenter john perez asked me about sound system in fedora 7, actually i have same problem like him, i can't have sound in mplayer when i view youtube video, but if i closed youtube website, i can play mplayer, the problem is i can't have multiple sound like before, i have to turn off another application that use sound system, anyway i found the solution to fixed this bug, from here.. - multi application sound
1.just copy this code to /etc/asound.conf (as root)

pcm.!default {
type plug
slave.pcm "swmixer"

pcm.swmixer {
type dmix
ipc_key 1234
slave {
pcm "hw:0,0"
period_time 0
period_size 1024
buffer_size 4096
rate 44100
ctl.swmixer {
type hw
card 0
credit to dive
save it, and restart alsa sound with this command

/etc/init.d/alsasound restart

if u cant restart it, just relogout/ login again. then you can have sound system(minimize/bell) / audacious / youtube website playing sound together.

Posted by fedorasal at 9:38 AM 4 comments