Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Sony Handycam and firewire/linux
- To reply to my own post, this solution has been solved thanks to someone
over at the slackware usenet group. To quote his solution:
In Slackware 9.1 you will have to create the devices yourself. They should
look like this:
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 171, 0 Dec 17 2002 /dev/raw1394
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 172, 0 Dec 17 2002 /dev/video1394
So they should be created with:
mknod /dev/raw1394 c 171 0
mknod /dev/video1394 c 172 0
I hope this also helps someone else.
Stefan Koopmanschap wrote:
>I'm currently running on a 10.0 slackware machine. It's a Dell laptop
>(latitude D505) and everything is working fine. Until now, I've not
>needed the firewire port on my laptop. However, we recently bought a
>nice Sony DCR HC17e Handycam and now I'd like to transfer the recorded
>video from the camera into my laptop using the firewire port.
>However, that doesn't work for me.
>I've been looking on google and I've found a few success stories on
>different Sony camera's (not the 17e yet though) but none really list
>any useful tips on getting it to work. The first step seems to be to
>ensure all related 1394 modules are loaded, and they are all loaded.
>The next step, at least my next step, is to check whether something
>happens when I plug in the camera and turn it on. It seems the syslog
>does not register anything happening when I plug in the camera and turn
>it on. Does anyone have any idea why?
>Result of this is that the /dev/raw1394 is not created, which logically
>causes dvgrab to error out with the following error:
>raw1394 - failed to get handle: No such file or directory.
>Not really a surprise eh?
>Is there anyone here with experience he/she would want to share with the
>rest of the world?
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