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Linux Mint 11 Debian Edition Capture Video IEEE 1394

Postby Mint_n00b on Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:48 pm

What is the intended method of capturing video on Linux Mint?

Do the developers expect users to manually enable IEEE 1394 every instance they want to capture video? I understand the need for security, but there must be a better way for me to have IEEE 1394 perma enabled.

[Old method] I used was to run as root (yes I know its taboo). I installed LMDE11.
I can't login as root anymore. Ideas?
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Re: Linux Mint 11 Debian Edition Capture Video IEEE 1394

Postby Mint_n00b on Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:09 am

[Solved] Modify your Launcher Properties with "gksu"

Example:

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gksu kino %F
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Re: Linux Mint 11 Debian Edition Capture Video IEEE 1394

Postby SaintDanBert on Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:25 pm

Root permissions {aka, 'gksu'} should not be required to capture video. The fact that you need them tells me:
  • Video capture uses applications, utilities and devices that are owned by some user or group
  • The current session is not a member of the corresponding group (open a shell and type 'id' command)
  • use 'ls -l' on the applications and video devices to learn the required group and then add your login to that group

Here is an example of a similar mis-match:
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framis@kaywine ~/ $ ls -l /dev/video0
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 0 2012-01-18 15:16 /dev/video0

framis@kaywine ~/ $ id
uid=1000(framis) gid=1000(framis) groups=1000(framis),4(adm),20(dialout),24(cdrom),46(plugdev),116(lpadmin),118(admin),125(sambashare)


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Re: Linux Mint 11 Debian Edition Capture Video IEEE 1394

Postby kwisher on Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:39 pm

The solution to this problem is to add your user account to the "disk" group. Reboot and video capture will work with your user account.
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: Linux Mint 11 Debian Edition Capture Video IEEE 1394

Postby SaintDanBert on Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:08 pm

Why "disk" instead of "video" -- or is "video" about watching rather than making moving pictures?

I know it does not matter I can make the device(s) and user(s) match permissions IF THAT IS THE
CORRECT SOLUTION. However, I don't want to hack around with something not within convention
(we used to say "non-standard" until "standard" became a polluted word.)

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