Video device not found error.

I am trying to capture the images from the USB camera. I get an error that no device has been found on the /dev/video0 on beaglebone black running debian.

Does anyone has an idea? How to deal with this kind of error?


I love the beaglebone, dont get me wrong
but the r-pi has a nice video input and it just works.

Things that would help to understand the issue are:

  1. The output of the script:
    sudo /opt/scripts/tools/

  2. Provide the Make/Model of USB camera used

  3. What application is used when seeing the error?

  4. Does the camera show in the ‘dmesg’ output and/or /var/log/syslog?

  5. What troubleshooting steps have you taken thus far?

I think this would be a start in helping to understand your issue.




Yes the camera shows up in ‘dmesg’ output.

I have used some applications to access the camera such as Cheese, ffmpeg, motion etc.

It is a USB camera I don’t know the name of it.

Please see the screenshot below.


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