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August VGB100 (USB 2.0, Audio and Video Grabber)

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August VGB100 (USB 2.0, Audio and Video Grabber)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The August VGB100 Video-Grabber has the USB-ID 1f4d:0102 and seems to use the same chipsatz (CX78921-11z) as the EZGrabber2:

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1f4d:0102 G-Tek Electronics Group

This chipsatz is supported by Linux since the kernel version 3.10 via the kernel module cx231xx

 i2c-core: driver [cx25840] registered
 usbcore: registered new interface driver cx231xx
 usb 1-10: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci_hcd
cx231xx #0: New device Geniatech OTG102 @ 480 Mbps (1f4d:0102) with 5 interfaces
cx231xx #0: registering interface 1
cx231xx #0: Identified as Geniatech OTG102 (card=16)
i2c-dev: adapter [cx231xx #0] registered as minor 9
i2c i2c-9: adapter [cx231xx #0] registered
i2c-dev: adapter [cx231xx #0] registered as minor 10
i2c i2c-10: adapter [cx231xx #0] registered
i2c-dev: adapter [cx231xx #0] registered as minor 11
i2c i2c-11: adapter [cx231xx #0] registered
cx231xx #0: cx231xx_dif_set_standard: setStandard to ffffffff
i2c 9-0044: uevent
cx25840 9-0044: probe
cx25840 9-0044: cx23102 A/V decoder found @ 0x88 (cx231xx #0)
i2c i2c-9: client [cx25840] registered with bus id 9-0044
cx25840 9-0044:  Firmware download size changed to 16 bytes max length
cx25840 9-0044: loaded v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw firmware (16382 bytes)
cx231xx #0: cx231xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.0.2
cx231xx #0: cx231xx_dif_set_standard: setStandard to ffffffff
cx231xx #0: video_mux : 0
cx231xx #0: do_mode_ctrl_overrides : 0xb000
cx231xx #0: do_mode_ctrl_overrides NTSC
cx231xx #0: cx231xx #0/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
cx231xx #0: cx231xx #0/0: registered device vbi0
cx231xx #0: V4L2 device registered as video0 and vbi0
cx231xx #0: EndPoint Addr 0x84, Alternate settings: 5
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 0, max size= 512
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 1, max size= 184
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 2, max size= 728
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 3, max size= 2892
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 4, max size= 1800
cx231xx #0: EndPoint Addr 0x85, Alternate settings: 2
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 0, max size= 512
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 1, max size= 512
cx231xx #0: EndPoint Addr 0x86, Alternate settings: 2
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 0, max size= 512
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 1, max size= 576
cx231xx #0: cx231xx-audio.c: probing for cx231xx non standard usbaudio
cx231xx #0: EndPoint Addr 0x83, Alternate settings: 3
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 0, max size= 512
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 1, max size= 28
cx231xx #0: Alternate setting 2, max size= 52
cx231xx: Cx231xx Audio Extension initialized
cx25840 9-0044: uevent
cx25840 9-0044: uevent
cx25840 9-0044: uevent
cx231xx #0: cx231xx_stop_stream():: ep_mask = 8
cx231xx #0:  setPowerMode::mode = 48, No Change req.
cx231xx #0: cx231xx_stop_stream():: ep_mask = 8

Further details of the Linux usage of the EZGrabber2, which uses the identical hardware, can be found at http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/OTG102.


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