libraw1394

Asked by costa on 2009-02-08

Hello, I was kindly advised to post my questions, related to Ubuntu 8.10 here. So, I would be very much grateful for any suggestions and comments.

I've actually installed Ubuntu 8.10, which is working perfectly on my slow PC, except for 2 things:
1. My Logitech E 2500 webcam doesn't work at all...
2. My Mini DV Camera Panasonic NV-G S60 also doesn't work in Kino, meaning, I can not capture movie.

Kdenlive informs me, that dvgrab or ffplay are missing.

Further on I've downloaded dvgrab and during installation it says me, that I need to install Libraw1394.

I've downloaded Libraw1394-1.3.0 and libiec 61883-1.1.0. Then I unpacked it and now can not install it at all.

this is all my story.

Please, help me, if possible.

Best regards,
K.

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2009-03-18
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2009-03-18
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2009-03-18
Tom (tom6) said : #1

Ok, with linux it's better to try to install packages through a package manager and let it do all the hard work that you have been trying to do. Ubuntu has 2 package managers in the desktop environment and i'll show you my favourite one. Go up to the top taskbar and click on

System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager

it asks for your user password, not your SuperUser/Root one. Click on the "Search" button and paste (or type) in kdenlive it should bring up 2 packages. Right click on the one you want to install and choose "Install" or "Reinstall" it should then ask if you want other packages installed and all these are important, for getting the main package you just chose, to work. These extra packages are called 'dependencies' and should include dvgrab and so on in this case.

It's worth also clicking on the "Mark All updates" button at this point and then click on "Apply" again, well if you didn't click on it before then don't worry, just click on it now and do the whole thing in one go :)

Good luck with this and please let us know how it goes
Regards from
Tom :)

costa (lukhnov) said : #2

Hello, Tom,
I followed Your kind instructions regarding choosing and applying all the necessary applications in Synaptic.
Everything worked fine, I've installed (applied) more, than 90 files - incl. dvgrab, libraw1394, libiec 61883-1.1.0.
Then I restarted my PC and nothing again.

Kdenlive says - device not detected, please, check, that kernel module raw1394 is loaded and that U have permissions to /dev/raw1394 or equivalent.

Skype also can not recognise my camera.

No idea, what to do else...

Thanks,
K.

Tom (tom6) said : #3

It's amazing how little space those 90 files take up. It sounds like you'll need to login as root to use those things which doesn't sound right at all. i am not sure what to do on this one but can only suggest using the Medibuntu page
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

Hopefully something in there will help or someone else will see this thread and give a better answer

Good luck and regards from
Tom

costa (lukhnov) said : #4

Thanks, Tom!

Anyway, it's not that big issue for me! But still I'll try...

Cheers,
K.

Tom (tom6) said : #5

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online after work/school gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

costa (lukhnov) said : #6

Hello, Tom,
actually, I still have the same problems with camera recognition...

For now I have no idea how to solve it. I actually captured from Windows, but I'm not that comfortable with this "solution", as I would like to use Ubuntu only as a fully operating system.

I also believe, that easy solution actually exist, but I don't really know, how to tackle it.

Best regards,
Konstantin

costa (lukhnov) said : #7

Thanks for the care :)

2009/2/23 Tom <email address hidden>

> Your question #60324 on libraw1394 in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libraw1394/+question/60324
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Tom proposed the following answer:
> If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new
> question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so
> posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online after
> work/school gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion
>
> If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the
> forum thread and mark it as Solved.
>
> Good luck and many regards from
> Tom :)
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Tom (tom6) said : #8

You're welcome. Hopefully the Medibuntu or something will get it all working smoothly
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #9

I think it's good to keep a dual-boot system. I hardly ever go back into Windows but i'm quite lucky with that. If there was something that was easier for me in Windows then i would use it for that and then be back in Ubuntu soon after. If you are having to go back and forth a lot then why not set up a virtual machine and install Windows inside that? I believe you are able to use the same "product key" or "licence" for Windows because it's on the same machine. I'm not certain about that tho. I think the package is called "VirtualBox" appropriately enough for a vitual-machine program :) - or it's something like that. Before trying that it might be worth seeing if you can get the program working in Wine using their application database to see if someone else has tried the same package.
http://appdb.winehq.org/
Wine is available in the standard package managers and it's a more stable release of Wine than the one from the Wine website.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Best Tom (tom6) said : #10

If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/reposting a question just before america arrives online after work/school gives the best chance of getting a good few answers.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved.

Good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

costa (lukhnov) said : #11

Hello, Tom,
actually, no one except for You replied to my question, but still this OK.

Although I managed to capture it from Windows, it still would be nice to know exactly how to do it with Ubuntu...

Thanks anyway!!!

And good luck!

Tom (tom6) said : #12

lol, it should be easy but i haven't a clue! I'm about to try making an old camera work in linux to see if i can work out what to do with this but first i need to get some batteries, a card reader and/or lead and possibly hunt down an online manual (although i'm going to leave that until after i've tinkered with it a lot). Doesn't sound like it's going to happen until next century ;)

Have you managed to install "Cheese" from Synaptic?

Glad to hear you've got a good work-around. Have you tried other distros, a tiny one added into your dual-boot might be interesting - anyway they're often fun to play around with. Wolvix seems to have an interesting development and helps get the new linux kernel which should help. I know it's possible in Ubuntu too but i'd rather stuff up a tiny distro rather than my heavily tweaked Ubuntu
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=wolvix
Learning tricks in one linux distro often helps with performing them in another ;)

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #13

Err, just be careful when playing with other distros not to accidentally overwrite your Ubuntu partition. It's much easier to add 1 new partition for the new tiny distro than reinstalling stuff all the time.

Good luck and have fun, regards again from
Tom :)

john (no2498) said : #14

i know this is old hope you get an email for it
open a terminal type ( gstreamer-properties ) click enter
click video try v4l1 or v4l2

get a program like ( cheese or wxcam )
for pics and videos

Tom (tom6) said : #15

Hi John :)

Thanks for that answer. I didn't know "wxcam" and the other options in gstreamer-properties sound worth exploring too. Hopefully this problem has been fixed already but your answer might help people in the future.

Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

costa (lukhnov) said : #16

Hello,
actually I'm still struggling with this issue :))))

What I'll do now is to update my UBUNTU to the newest version and give a try
again!

But anyway I'm still very happy with ubuntu.

I'm planning to use it now on my stationary PC.

All the best!

Konstantin

2010/2/4 Tom <email address hidden>

> Your question #60324 on cheese in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+question/60324
>
> Tom posted a new comment:
> Hi John :)
>
> Thanks for that answer. I didn't know "wxcam" and the other options in
> gstreamer-properties sound worth exploring too. Hopefully this problem
> has been fixed already but your answer might help people in the future.
>
> Thanks and regards from
> Tom :)
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

Tom (tom6) said : #17

Hi :)

Please can i recommend you try the proper Dual-boot install as described in excessive detail in this guide
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

First thing to do after any install of Ubuntu is to work through the medibuntu work-sheet
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
and then start trying to get other things to work if they don't already by then.

Definitely re-post this question as it will not be seen by anyone now unless you re-post it
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion
you might find it easier to keep the question short so it's less scary to read but you can always copy&paste this link into the new question
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+question/60324
so people gt an idea of what has been considered already

Another good place to post questions is
http://www.linuxquestions.org
although if you do post in a lot of places then it's polite and helpful if you can copy links to the right answer into each other thread that didnt prodcue a satisfactory result.

Also there might be documentation worth looking through but i would post the questions first and then start looking through in almost all cases, especially now that you have probably been reading lots too much already
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Signpost

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #18

Hi again :)

Please let us know how the upgrade goes. If there are any troubles with that then i might havea couple of neat tricks. The upgrade almost always works completely well though so don't worry

Good luck and regards again from
Tom :)

costa (lukhnov) said : #19

Hi, Tom,
I really appreciate your support, which was really outstanding.

Hopefully, soon I'll have some time to really fine-tune UBUNTU. I'm planning
to upgrade it till the current version, load some additional new apps, etc.

I can really admit, that ubuntu exceeded my expectation.

It's so stable and fast.

I'm now still using 1,5 years old version :)

I'll let you know re. my news in this respect.

Best regards,
Konstantin

2010/2/4 Tom <email address hidden>

> Your question #60324 on cheese in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+question/60324
>
> Tom posted a new comment:
> Hi again :)
>
> Please let us know how the upgrade goes. If there are any troubles with
> that then i might havea couple of neat tricks. The upgrade almost
> always works completely well though so don't worry
>
> Good luck and regards again from
> Tom :)
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

Tom (tom6) said : #20

Hi :)

I am not sure which version number you are using but it is usually recommended that you upgrade by 1 version at a time until you reach the latest version. However the LTS releases are a little bit different and allow you to jump straight to the latest version. 8.04 was the last LTS release and 10.06 is due to be the next one.

LTS means "Long Term Support" and usually it is better for most people to stay with the last LTS release unless they want to get caught in the trap of having to upgrade every year (well 6 - 18 months). All the latest bug-fixes and upgrades for packages are prioritised for LTS releases so 8.04 is as current or up-to-date as 9.10.

LTS releases are primarily made for corporate/business use and also other people that do not want to (or have difficulty with) upgrading more than once every couple of years.

So if you have 8.04 then you could upgrade to 9.10 fairly easily but it is probably not a good plan to upgrade until the 10.06 release comes out because you will just need to upgrade again within a year.

If you have the 8.10 release then it is fairly crucial that you update as soon as possible but upgrading is not so easy. To upgrade from 8.10 it is officially recommended that you upgrade to 9.04 and then on to 9.10. However, i have a neat work-around to avoid needing to do that.

If you have any release earlier than 8.04 then you would need to upgrade to 8.04 first before deciding what to do next.

Before starting any release upgrade i would seriously recommend getting an Ubuntu Cd of the release you wish to upgrade to and try it out as a LiveCd on your system
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD
I would probably go a step further and install a test version in a new partition as an added dual/multi-boot in your system before trying to upgrade the main install that works so well at the moment. Sometimes upgrades are not smooth and do not work quite so well on some hardware set-ups. Going back to a previous install is very tricky, although i have a neat trick for doing that (the same trick as before actually)

As noted in the LiveCd guide there area number fo different ways of getting hold of an up-to-date Ubuntu Cd and if you are not in an urgent hurry then i recommend the extremely kind and generous folks at Shipit
https://shipit.ubuntu.com/
Although simply downloading it and making your own cd is usually faster and probably better. It is nice to have an official Cd for the future tho, especially if friends, family or colleagues seem interested in having a look at Ubuntu. For some reason people seem to prefer official cds rather than home-made ones
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto

After every install or release upgrade you will need to run through the Medibuntu worksheet again
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
to deal with copywrite issues relevant to your country. For some reason multimedia is still very tied-up with corporate greed, especially in the USA. Linux is still having trouble pushing for Freedom of Information in the area of multimedia. If original artists or the actual people that wrote the codecs (or even the companies they were working for at the time) saw the rewards from this greed then i might feel differently about it. If you are not in the USA then you are probably fine staying with non-free components until you can work out how to free yourself completely by going entirely Open Source. So far i have not had to pay for the non-free Medibuntu components. In the USA it might be different tho.

It is worth trying to use the Cd you used to install Ubuntu in the first place as an additional repository if you don't have a fast unlimited broadband internet connection. Often the Ubutnu cd has a range of other programs that don't get included in a standard install because most people wont need them. To add the cd as a repository go up to the top taskbar and click on

System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager

and once in there find it's top menu's and click on

Settings - Repositories - Ubuntu Software (1st tab)

then the big white space should include a tick box for your Ubuntu Cd. Having it ticked all the time can become almost painful but it can be useful to tick so that the package manager looks on the Cd for software to install. If the tick-box is not there then just put the Ubuntu Cd in the cd/dvd-drive and the tick-box should appear then.

Note that a repository can be considered as a shop or warehouse full of all the software available (almost invariably free). There are a few other non-official vendors that offer repositories but it is best to try to stick to the official ones that take care to ensure a high and safe quality. I would add the Medibuntu repositories to get multimedia working properly, it's semi-official. I'm also often tempted to add various gamers repositories but so far i have avoided them. I would guess that as linux up-take increases then we might see more gamers/mutimedia repos offered where there might be some entry fee or a pay-per-download or something. So far most people seem to think that Freedom means getting everything for free but this is not necessarily the case.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

costa (lukhnov) said : #21

Dear Tom,
jsut wanted to let you know, that I've done everything just as you
recommended.

I've finalised testing of upgraded system and can affirm, that it started
working definitely faster (incl. start up and shut down processes), I
noticed some new interesting features, which I'm now exploring...

I have now some more free time, so I'm reading some tutorials and so
on...that's really great and helpful.

I'm now planning to download some additiona official software...

I have also a small issue with antivirus - I know, that it's not rweally
necessary to have in Ubuntu, but still...

I'm using standard one, which I'vedownloaded, but I can't make sure, that
it's loading updates and so on...or there are no updates at all...

And again thank you for your extraordinary assiatance!

All the best!

Konstantin

2010/2/5 Tom <email address hidden>

> Your question #60324 on cheese in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+question/60324
>
> Tom posted a new comment:
> Hi :)
>
> I am not sure which version number you are using but it is usually
> recommended that you upgrade by 1 version at a time until you reach the
> latest version. However the LTS releases are a little bit different and
> allow you to jump straight to the latest version. 8.04 was the last LTS
> release and 10.06 is due to be the next one.
>
> LTS means "Long Term Support" and usually it is better for most people
> to stay with the last LTS release unless they want to get caught in the
> trap of having to upgrade every year (well 6 - 18 months). All the
> latest bug-fixes and upgrades for packages are prioritised for LTS
> releases so 8.04 is as current or up-to-date as 9.10.
>
> LTS releases are primarily made for corporate/business use and also
> other people that do not want to (or have difficulty with) upgrading
> more than once every couple of years.
>
> So if you have 8.04 then you could upgrade to 9.10 fairly easily but it
> is probably not a good plan to upgrade until the 10.06 release comes out
> because you will just need to upgrade again within a year.
>
> If you have the 8.10 release then it is fairly crucial that you update
> as soon as possible but upgrading is not so easy. To upgrade from 8.10
> it is officially recommended that you upgrade to 9.04 and then on to
> 9.10. However, i have a neat work-around to avoid needing to do that.
>
> If you have any release earlier than 8.04 then you would need to upgrade
> to 8.04 first before deciding what to do next.
>
> Before starting any release upgrade i would seriously recommend getting an
> Ubuntu Cd of the release you wish to upgrade to and try it out as a LiveCd
> on your system
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD
> I would probably go a step further and install a test version in a new
> partition as an added dual/multi-boot in your system before trying to
> upgrade the main install that works so well at the moment. Sometimes
> upgrades are not smooth and do not work quite so well on some hardware
> set-ups. Going back to a previous install is very tricky, although i have a
> neat trick for doing that (the same trick as before actually)
>
> As noted in the LiveCd guide there area number fo different ways of
> getting hold of an up-to-date Ubuntu Cd and if you are not in an urgent
> hurry then i recommend the extremely kind and generous folks at Shipit
> https://shipit.ubuntu.com/
> Although simply downloading it and making your own cd is usually faster and
> probably better. It is nice to have an official Cd for the future tho,
> especially if friends, family or colleagues seem interested in having a look
> at Ubuntu. For some reason people seem to prefer official cds rather than
> home-made ones
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto
>
> After every install or release upgrade you will need to run through the
> Medibuntu worksheet again
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
> to deal with copywrite issues relevant to your country. For some reason
> multimedia is still very tied-up with corporate greed, especially in the
> USA. Linux is still having trouble pushing for Freedom of Information in the
> area of multimedia. If original artists or the actual people that wrote the
> codecs (or even the companies they were working for at the time) saw the
> rewards from this greed then i might feel differently about it. If you are
> not in the USA then you are probably fine staying with non-free components
> until you can work out how to free yourself completely by going entirely
> Open Source. So far i have not had to pay for the non-free Medibuntu
> components. In the USA it might be different tho.
>
> It is worth trying to use the Cd you used to install Ubuntu in the first
> place as an additional repository if you don't have a fast unlimited
> broadband internet connection. Often the Ubutnu cd has a range of other
> programs that don't get included in a standard install because most
> people wont need them. To add the cd as a repository go up to the top
> taskbar and click on
>
> System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager
>
> and once in there find it's top menu's and click on
>
> Settings - Repositories - Ubuntu Software (1st tab)
>
> then the big white space should include a tick box for your Ubuntu Cd.
> Having it ticked all the time can become almost painful but it can be
> useful to tick so that the package manager looks on the Cd for software
> to install. If the tick-box is not there then just put the Ubuntu Cd in
> the cd/dvd-drive and the tick-box should appear then.
>
> Note that a repository can be considered as a shop or warehouse full of
> all the software available (almost invariably free). There are a few
> other non-official vendors that offer repositories but it is best to try
> to stick to the official ones that take care to ensure a high and safe
> quality. I would add the Medibuntu repositories to get multimedia
> working properly, it's semi-official. I'm also often tempted to add
> various gamers repositories but so far i have avoided them. I would
> guess that as linux up-take increases then we might see more
> gamers/mutimedia repos offered where there might be some entry fee or a
> pay-per-download or something. So far most people seem to think that
> Freedom means getting everything for free but this is not necessarily
> the case.
>
> Good luck and regards from
> Tom :)
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

Tom (tom6) said : #22

Hi :)

Ok, to install packages please use a package manager and let it do all the hard. Ubuntu has 2 package managers in the desktop environment and i'll show you my favourite one. Go up to the top taskbar and click on

System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager

it asks for your user password, not your SuperUser/Root one.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto

Also this link might help as a reference
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwitchingToUbuntu/FromWindows

I am glad to hear it is all working a lot better now! Keep posting questions in here to get a little help from different people about different things
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion

You might find that you can already help other people with a few problems but try not to get toooo involved lol
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+questions?field.search_text=&field.sort=NEWEST_FIRST&field.sort-empty-marker=1&field.actions.search=Search&field.language=en&field.language-empty-marker=1&field.status=OPEN&field.status=NEEDSINFO&field.status=ANSWERED&field.status=SOLVED&field.status-empty-marker=1

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #23

Hi again :)

I meant to ask which Anti-virus you are using?

With ClamAv there is a gui worth installing called "clamtk" i think & that helps a lot although ClamAv is more powerful from the command-line. On a command-line
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#Starting%20a%20Terminal
try typing

freshclam --help

to get a quick-help cheat-sheet about how to use that command. Most linux commands give a similar cheat-sheet when you add the " --help" tag after the command. Sometimes just " -h" is enough. Its a good idea to check any command-line style answers you get in forums or online (or anywhere else really) using the " -h" tag just to check that mistakes are avoided.

Further help about ClamAv ...
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ClamAV

If you are using a different anti-virus then this link might help you navigate to the right page about it
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus

Notice that linux can scan Windows partitions much faster than Windows anti-viruses can and it is more effective to scan from the linux side anyway.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)