Go to advanced search

by Bencom
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: webcam very low fps
Replies: 49
Views: 47939

Re: webcam very low fps

I feel compelled to pass this on. With regard to motion. I have been setting resolution to 320x240 which has been working for my Genius FaceCam. Today I cranked up an old img 2012-7-15-wheezy and tested both cameras. As per previous tests the Genius was OK but the ViMicro Venus did not work. I chang...
by Bencom
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config
Replies: 29
Views: 6065

Re: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config

Egg shell fragile ego's and threats of being banned.
It is likely I will not participate in this forum again.
Thanks for the hostile reception and threats.
by Bencom
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config
Replies: 29
Views: 6065

Re: Developers making life difficult (DHCP).

People... You are getting off track. It is not professional to release a distribution such as Raspbian without an easy method of setting the machines IP address. This should be done at the command prompt in a program such as raspi-config. It has nothing to do with internet ip addresses as most mach...
by Bencom
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config
Replies: 29
Views: 6065

Re: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config

I see the moderator is listening at least. Life is full of thankless jobs.
by Bencom
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config
Replies: 29
Views: 6065

Re: Developers making life difficult (DHCP).

I agree with the OP that this is an important facility. Not crucial. However, probably one of the easier functions to add to raspi-config. I am eternally grateful for the unpaid efforts of many developers with infinite wish lists. However should the discussion should be 'when' not 'if'? The fact th...
by Bencom
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config
Replies: 29
Views: 6065

Re: Developers making life difficult (DHCP).

People... You are getting off track. It is not professional to release a distribution such as Raspbian without an easy method of setting the machines IP address. This should be done at the command prompt in a program such as raspi-config. It has nothing to do with internet ip addresses as most machi...
by Bencom
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config
Replies: 29
Views: 6065

Re: Developers making life difficult (DHCP).

man ifconfig The developer minimum knowledge implies that a keyboard is available, and so an ifconfig is possible, or that a headless remote is used, in which case the keyboard is superfluous, and non DHCP static IPs can not be used as default, as this would assume prior knowledge of the users netw...
by Bencom
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config
Replies: 29
Views: 6065

Re: Developers making life difficult (DHCP).

man ifconfig The developer minimum knowledge implies that a keyboard is available, and so an ifconfig is possible, or that a headless remote is used, in which case the keyboard is superfluous, and non DHCP static IPs can not be used as default, as this would assume prior knowledge of the users netw...
by Bencom
Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config
Replies: 29
Views: 6065

Request for Static IP setup in raspi-config

[Mod: Changed thread title to something less insulting] I note a trend in that images are being supplied with one of the most important aspects of Linux crippled. There has always been a method in Debian installs at least to set a static ip address at install time. This is the primary method to conn...
by Bencom
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: webcam very low fps
Replies: 49
Views: 47939

Re: webcam very low fps

Another day, another camera. ViMicro Venus USB2.0 This one does not kill motion like the Genius FaceCam 1020 but also does not give an image at all. The http stream crashes almost immediately but restarts. The Venus runs fine on my Debian 6.0 box as does the Genius. Sep 27 10:40:55 raspberrypi motio...
by Bencom
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: webcam very low fps
Replies: 49
Views: 47939

Re: webcam very low fps

Just a quick update. Tried loading the previous version 2012-08-08-wheezy and motion works fine. So its likely to be something in the update Pointer to these images please? I am not up to speed on many things yet. Not familiar with git either and like cvs usually acted on instructions rather than b...
by Bencom
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: webcam very low fps
Replies: 49
Views: 47939

Re: webcam very low fps

That fits with my findings published in various threads. I am not sure where I should go. Perhaps the logical way to go to speed along development, which has been side tracked by this, would be to go back to this older version. I am a file saver (apt cache) so should be able to do this without to mu...
by Bencom
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Webcam troubles: Turns off after a few frames
Replies: 12
Views: 8933

Re: Webcam troubles: Turns off after a few frames

My guess is anyone trying to run an up to date kernal is having the same problem and appears to be somewhere in the drivers. Perhaps v4l2. My kernal hacking skills have fallen way behind since the early slackware days when I rolled my own. http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=17308...
by Bencom
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Webcam - motion not working - but video ok on mplayer
Replies: 25
Views: 67789

Re: Webcam - motion not working - but video ok on mplayer

Just chiming in with a "me, too" on this problem. Just got my RPi up and running. Using Arch. Installed motion. Webcam loads and runs fine for a minute or 2. Then it appears it freezes. Which is to say, it shows an image but it doesn't show any change in the video frame. Then it conks out with thes...
by Bencom
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: webcam very low fps
Replies: 49
Views: 47939

Re: webcam very low fps

Genius FaceCam 1020. Motion was working for weeks until something got broke. The error points towards the kernel. I keep Rasperian updated but not running latest kernel via rpi-update. I patiently await a fix but without a direct link to the developers one does not even know whether they know about ...
by Bencom
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: driving a relay
Replies: 25
Views: 21269

Re: driving a relay

I think the circuit matches the unit I have...
Positive logic with pnp transistor.
by Bencom
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: driving a relay
Replies: 25
Views: 21269

Re: driving a relay

The YwRobot relay circuit can be found here. http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=181 This shows that they use a pnp transistor with high side relay. These boards will subject the RPi to 4.28 of so volts on the gpio pin it is connected to. More threads. http://www.raspberry...
by Bencom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

Re: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv

With a fresh boot. Genius FaceCam 1020... Same result. Best result with fps = 1 with a few segmented images when it gets it right otherwise green screen of death. I would expect this is the most basic way to get a camera image to screen. mplayer -v tv:///dev/video0 -fps 1 MPlayer svn r34540 (Debian)...
by Bencom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

Re: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv

I tested this command and got segmented images in between the green screens with the Genuis and nothing with the Logitech. Given the finding regarding things changing after errors I guess I need to test with a fresh boot. Possibly the problem is with buffer code in the video core.
by Bencom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

Re: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv

One more test with stuff I knew was running. Steaming video was a breeze and multi day tests fine. But now... Running the RPi headless with a fresh boot the machine ran fine for a while (Minute or so). Then errors out. Running the same command sees real slow video with segmentation of the image. The...
by Bencom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

Re: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv

I am also reluctant to throw resources into the issues such as new hubs and camera's at this point in time. Such things function no problems on a XP machine and worked on the RPi at some point. Also issues with usb have been prominent and I believe I have seen fixes rolled out. At first I could not ...
by Bencom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

Re: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv

VLC hates me. I have changed owners/permissions on video0 but have not been able to open it and no the logs give little clues without going deeper and maybe running in verbose/debug mode. But nothing video works atm for me running an up to date wheezy. avconv -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 -vcodec m...
by Bencom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

Re: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv

My bad... apt-get install mplayer
by Bencom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv
Replies: 9
Views: 10358

Re: output webcam directly via hdmi on tv

startx and open a terminal then type.
mplayer tv://

See what it says. It may work. The two camera's I have do not work.
Basically the current (My bad again unstable) stable release has issues.
by Bencom
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Webcam - motion not working - but video ok on mplayer
Replies: 25
Views: 67789

Re: Webcam - motion not working - but video ok on mplayer

My Logitech camera is worse not displaying an image at all. mplayer tv:// MPlayer svn r34540 (Debian), built with gcc-4.6 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team mplayer: could not connect to socket mplayer: No such file or directory Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control. P...

Go to advanced search