[AG-TECH] VenueClient crashes

Christoph Willing c.willing at uq.edu.au
Sun Oct 19 14:53:56 CDT 2008

On 19/10/2008, at 11:14 PM, muhammad akl wrote:

> Hi Christoph ,
> Thanks alot for your relpy , about the root login I was just  
> testing AG on personal computer not in a production environment ,  
> but sure you are completely right .
> the second problem now I'm facing is caputring video from my  
> digital camera , now I'm using debian lenny instead of ubuntu and  
> all things are fine and could get the video from my sony camera but  
> the picture is exteremely strange here is a screenshot :
> http://muhammad.akl.googlepages.com/acessgrid.jpg


That looks like you don't have an nVidia graphics card, or it is an  
nVidia card running with the "nv" driver rather than the "nvidia"  

Like most other distros, lenny ships with the nv driver as the  
default for nVidia cards. However the advanced features in the nvidia  
driver are needed. I haven't looked recently but I don't think there  
is a package for lenny yet which supplies the binary nvidia driver  
module. This means you'll have to download the driver from the Nvidia  
web site (http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html) and install it  
manually yourself.

FYI, Ubuntu has the nvidia-glx package available which supplies the  
binary nvidia driver.

> And for the SimpleHDvidoeservice , it didn't work for me the  
> service that worked here DVideoservice

This is probably because the SimpleHDVideoService defaults to HDV  
when your camera is set to DV format. In this case, you need to set  
the service to DV format in the service's configuration panel (then  
disable and re-enable the service). Don't forget to store the  
configuration too.

> my camera model is :
> Sony DCR-TRV285E
> p.s : will the new kernel stack that supports firewire be better  
> the current one ?

I believe other distros trying the new stack have had some problems  
so far.


Christoph Willing                        +617 3365 8350
QCIF Access Grid Manager
University of Queensland

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