webcamd, IPEVO-Inc--IPEVO-Ziggi-HD-Plus -S unknown -M 0
freebsd at edvax.de
Fri Oct 11 00:44:20 UTC 2019
On Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:30:47 -0500, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> root at aceraspire:~ # service devd restart && webcamd -d ugen4.3 -v 0 &
>  2139
> root at aceraspire:~ # Stopping devd.
> Waiting for PIDS: 1929.
> Starting devd.
> Webcamd is already running for ugen4.3.0
> when I try to run cheese first it got that no devices found, then I get that
> ``There was an error playing video from the webcam''
Do you have webcamd entries in /etc/rc.conf?
I had a comparable problem on FreeBSD 12.0-p10 where webcamd
would not be started (and therefore not stopped or restarted)
even though I had placed
webcamd_flags="-d ugen3.2 -i 0 -v 0"
into /etc/rc.conf. I now start it "manually" via /etc/rc.local:
/usr/local/sbin/webcamd -d ugen3.2 -i 0 -v 0 &
Now it works. :-)
> Is there a way to get this to work? I have changed
> cuse4bsd_load="YES" and changed to
> cuse_load="YES" in /etc/rc.conf and have looked at what was
> recommended in the threads and it does not work.
belongs to /boot/loader.conf, _not_ to /etc/rc.conf, according
to the documentation. Verify it has been loaded with "kldstat".
I don't know if the package "cuse4bsd-kmod" has to be installed
or not - in my case, it isn't. Maybe this just applies to older
> How can I get it to work? I appreciate your help/suggestions.
# webcamd -l
webcamd [-d ugen3.2]
This is a built-in webcam.
I added my username per /etc/group to the "webcamd" group. I
did not add any further permissions or device configurations.
For testing, install the "pwcview" package and start webcamd
manually as shown above. If the instance is running, /dev/video0
(and maybe more) should be present. With no further options, run
as a user, it should detect the appropriate video device on
its own; if it doesn't ("problem of multiple inputs"), you can
% pwcview -d /dev/video0
Usually the 1st one (here: 0) should work.
So if _that_ works, any other program should work as well.
See "man webcamd" and "man pwcview" for details. :-)
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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