[AG-TECH] 2.3 installation (video producer problems)

Douglas Kosovic douglask at itee.uq.edu.au
Sun Nov 14 19:15:04 CST 2004

Hi Mike,

>I hope that this isn't a fact.  We are just using that WS3 box for the 
> producer.  Did you have similar problems with node manager unable to find 
> the
> video capture devices?

To get Video4Linux on Red Hat Enterprise 3, I had to to install the 
unsupported kernel package (from the RHEL3 CDs) that corresponded to the 
kernel that was installed. Then get the V4L devices detected with kudzu, 
like so:

rpm -i kernel-unsupported-2.4.21-20.EL.i686.rpm
/sbin/new-kernel-pkg --mkinitrd --depmod --install 2.4.21-20.EL
rm /etc/sysconfig/hwconf

For installation of the Fedora Core 1 AGTk 2.3 RPMs on RHEL3, all I had to 
do was issue:
wget -r -l 1 -A .rpm -nd \
rpm -ihv *.rpm

I did create a new AccessGrid-2.3-5.i386.rpm which is statically liked with 
alsa-lib (so the alsa RPMs are no longer required) and vic now includes the 
RGB24 patch from http://ihpc.jcu.edu.au/~jc118215/index.php/Main/AccessGrid.

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