Cant use Crystal Eye webcam on my Acer Laptop with Fedora 9

Rohan Kulkarni rohan.sjce at
Sat Jul 5 10:31:25 UTC 2008

I followed the instructions in the link and installed luvcview.
But when I run luvc view I get the following error :

[root at rohan rohan]# luvcview -f yuv
luvcview version 0.2.1
Video driver: x11
A window manager is available
video /dev/video0
Unable to start capture: 71.
Error grabbing
 Clean Up done Quit

On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 3:50 PM, Anne Wilson <cannewilson at> wrote:
> On Saturday 05 July 2008 10:48:21 Rohan Kulkarni wrote:
>> Hello,
>>         I have installed Fedora 9 on my Acer Aspire 4720 laptop. It
>> has a Crystal Eye Webcam. But with Fedora 9 I cant use it. It is
>> working fine with Windows XP. It is detected properly but doesn't
>> work. I installed cheese and skype but the webcam doesn't work in
>> either of them.
>> gstreamer-properties shows the default video input plugin as v4l2 and
>> device as Acer CrystalEye webcam but the test for the webcam fails.
>> What should I do to make the webcam work?
> This should help you
> Anne
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