Have browsed the forum relentlessly for hours today in a vain attempt to fix this issue.
It may be that this is a genuine bug but I'll run it by the group first and see what the consensus is.
Linux 3.1.10-1.9-desktop x86_64
System: openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64)
KDE: 4.7.2 (4.7.2) "release 5"
kdenlive 0.8.2.1-2.1 via firstname.lastname@example.org
Sony DCR-TRV320 NTSC camcorder. Old but hella nice.
Attached via firewire to the system, hardware monitor reports indicate firewire support is working.
Indeed I have actually transferred video from this same camcorder to this same hardware before when I was running an earlier version of openSuSE. But that was about 2 years ago so I'm kinda relearning the process. I don't recall if I used kdenlive before actually, but after some reading I thought I'd prefer kdenlive as it seems widely reported a nice stable tool with robust features.
If I run kdenlive either from terminal or from gui, it gets only up to the point of telling me that it doesn't find a device.
Among other things, testing has included :
Running dvgrab as user in a terminal -it fires right up capturing video.
Creating a file called 20-udev-firewire.rules in /etc/udev/rules.d with these contents:
# allow video group to read/write /dev/raw1394
KERNEL=="raw1394", GROUP="video", MODE="0660"
but that was no help.
Calling # modprobe raw1394 returns FATAL: Module raw1394 not found.
YaST reports there is no raw1394 file to install in any repo, however I note that libraw1394 is installed as is libavc1394.
In short, I've tried many and varied suggestions. None have helped.
In desperation I uninstalled kdenlive, deleted the file created in /etc/udev and installed Kino.
It recognized the camera immediately.
Any ideas why I cannot seem to get kdenlive to recognize the camera?