possible progress on XO-1 camera issues
César D. Rodas
crodas at paraguayeduca.org
Thu Dec 17 10:22:27 EST 2009
On Thu, 2009-12-17 at 15:11 +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 2:47 PM, César D. Rodas
> <crodas at paraguayeduca.org> wrote:
> > Hi Peter,
> > On Thu, 2009-12-17 at 14:18 +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:
> >> Hi César,
> >> >> > The problem with the camera seems to be the xf86-video-geode package.
> >> >> > The cafe_ccic module is loaded automatically. Cheese and recordactivity
> >> >> > crashed right before show any picture. Then I tested remotely with ssh
> >> >> > -X and it worked for olpc and root user and it works.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > This test was done with:
> >> >> >
> >> >> > * XO-1 kernel: 2.6.31_xo1-20091214.1334.1.olpc.49c30d0
> >> >> > * os10
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Even if it works remotely, there are a lots of warning messages on
> >> >> > the /var/log/messages:
> >> >>
> >> >> The gstreamer pipeline i used on the command line to take a photo is:
> >> >>
> >> >> gst-launch-0.10 v4l2src ! ffmpegcolorspace ! pngenc ! filesink
> >> >> location=foo.png
> >> > It works perfectly fine, thanks for your help.
> >> >
> >> > It seems to be that X is having a hard time displaying the video feed
> >> > for some reason I can't discover (yet). I took a look at
> >> > the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file (while attempting to run cheese) and it
> >> > said:
> >> >
> >> > "Could not allocate memory for the video"
> >> >
> >> > That's why it worked remotely before (apparently). I also tried loading
> >> > extra modules in xorg.conf (the ones that are loaded in the XO-1.5
> >> > config) but no go.
> >> >
> >> > I'm looking forward to read clues about how to fix it.
> >> It sounds suspiciously like a Xv issue. That could be anything from a
> >> missing kernel module to a X driver bug. Out of interest can you play
> >> video using totem? Possibly record a video using a XO-1 with the
> >> working 802 build and see if it will play on one with the F11 build.
> >> That would rule out that issue, or possibly we could craft up a
> >> gstreamer pipeline that takes the output of the camera and displays it
> >> on the screen. Let me know how you go with the totem test and then
> >> we'll see where we can take it from there, if that works I can work
> >> out what the pipeline would need to be to test that raw.
> > Well, I've tried what you've suggested me, and it has the same problem.
> > $ totem /media/34F7-79FD/11-Music-Painter\ \(medium\).ogg
> > Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'totem' received an X Window System error.
> > This probably reflects a bug in the program.
> > The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
> > (Details: serial 101 error_code 11 request_code 131 minor_code 19)
> > (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
> > that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
> > To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
> > option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
> > backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error()
> > function.)
> > aborting...
> > aborted
> > Is this output helping somehow? Is there a way I can help out to fix it?
> Yes, it looks like an X bug. I had a similar issue previously with
> another X driver. To get a proper backtrace using GDB can you do the
> following, this will then allow us to file a bug.
> Run gdb and then from the gdb prompt run the following commands. If
> gdb isn't installed you'll need to do a 'yum install -y gdb'. You'll
> probably need to install quite a few debuginfo packages to ensure we
> get a useful backtrace but if you post the backtrace first we can work
> out what we need.
> (gdb) exec-file totem --sync
> (gdb) break gdk_x_error()
> (gdb) r
> You'll then get totem come up. Try and play the video as before and
> you'll have it crash. The run the following with gdb
> (gdb) thread apply all bt
> and paste the complete output into a file and put it somewhere I can
> see it (it might be somewhat large). You can see a sample one from an
> issue I had with the nouveau driver previously here
GDB complained saying it was missing some packages such as
debuginfo-install totem-2.26.5-1.fc11.i586, but I think it will have not
side effect since I don't want to debug Totem, I want to debug X through
The output file is here
Is it useful? What else can we do in order to hunt this bug?
> And we'll see where we need to go from there.
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