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parzivalwolfram
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USB capture device drivers

Post by parzivalwolfram » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:37 pm

(All system info will be at the end of the post, so as not to clutter the main text.)

I have an Encore Electronics composite/S-Video capture card (model "ENVMG"), and it requires drivers to work on Windows. It's also not showing up in Cheese, so i'm assuming it isn't working here without them either. Any search I perform for linux drivers only shows NVidia drivers, and filtering those out leave me with odd Korean job listings, so this seems to be something that doesn't have unique Linux drivers. Does anyone know how to get this capture device working, or am I out of luck?

"uname -a" output:

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Linux euclidean-spice 4.15.0-55-generic #60-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 2 18:22:20 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
"inxi -Fxz" output:

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System:
  Host: euclidean-spice Kernel: 4.15.0-55-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 
  Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Gateway product: NV79C v: V1.09 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Gateway model: NV79C v: V1.09 serial: <filter> BIOS: Phoenix v: 1.09 
  date: 05/03/2010 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 30.8 Wh condition: 30.8/47.5 Wh (65%) 
  model: SONYCorp AS10D41 status: Full 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3 M 350 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Nehalem rev: 2 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 18088 
  Speed: 1463 MHz min/max: 933/2266 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1194 2: 1273 
  3: 1359 4: 1273 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: intel resolution: 1600x900~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile v: 2.1 Mesa 18.2.8 
  direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:1b.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-55-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI Aspire 7740G driver: tg3 v: 3.137 port: 1840 
  bus ID: 02:00.0 
  IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On 
  driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 1840 bus ID: 04:00.0 
  IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 566.22 GiB used: 99.15 GiB (17.5%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: SSD PLUS 480 GB size: 447.14 GiB 
  temp: 38 C 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB model: Multiple Card Reader size: 119.08 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 31.37 GiB used: 11.31 GiB (36.0%) fs: ext3 dev: /dev/sda5 
  ID-2: /home size: 241.27 GiB used: 36.79 GiB (15.2%) fs: ext3 
  dev: /dev/sda9 
  ID-3: /opt size: 31.37 GiB used: 4.12 GiB (13.1%) fs: ext3 dev: /dev/sda6 
  ID-4: /tmp size: 31.37 GiB used: 48.2 MiB (0.1%) fs: ext3 dev: /dev/sda8 
  ID-5: /usr size: 31.37 GiB used: 13.89 GiB (44.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 
  ID-6: swap-1 size: 8.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda11 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: 37.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 225 Uptime: 40m Memory: 3.53 GiB used: 1.34 GiB (37.9%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 clang: 6.0.0-1ubuntu2 
  Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.27 

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Re: USB capture device drivers

Post by HAWR » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:09 pm

hello parzivalwolfram,

because it's an usb device, the output of

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lsusb
could be helpful (plugged-in of course).

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Re: USB capture device drivers

Post by parzivalwolfram » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:53 pm

HAWR wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:09 pm
hello parzivalwolfram,

because it's an usb device, the output of

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lsusb
could be helpful (plugged-in of course).
My apologies for such a late reply, managed to hose my own system by adding Kali and Debian repos and then updating.

"lsusb" output doesn't change, whether device is present or not.

I will post the output, however, as requested (with device present):

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Bus 002 Device 003: ID 064e:a219 Suyin Corp. 1.3M WebCam (notebook emachines E730, Acer sub-brand)
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
B2D2 is my embedded webcam, and B1D3 is my builtin SD card.

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Re: USB capture device drivers

Post by HAWR » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:22 am

Hello parzivalwolfram,

I'm sorry, but I can't find anything for your device related to Ubuntu/LInux and I can't find an entry in the USB ID repository for the manufacturer. But if you have the install CD for Windows you could search on it whether you find a hint to the driver. Or if you have Windows, you can install it there and look in the Windows device manager, what driver is used. Of course, you can ask Encore Electronics, if they can help you for the use with Linux. Maybe then a possible solution can be found.

On the Encore website are listed two ENVMG devices. Which one is it?

https://www.newencore-usa.com/products_51_52.htm

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