MATRIX VISION hardware on CentOS systems

mvSIGMA-SLC, mvTITAN-G1, mvBlueFOX, mvIMPACT Acquire, mvSDK, CentOS

Testprotocol CentOS 5

Test coverage

  • MV hardware: mvSIGMA-SLC , mvTITAN-G1 , mvBlueFOX
  • Current SDK mvIMPACT Acquire: mvBlueFOX
  • Older mvSDK: mvSIGMA-SLC , mvTITAN-G1
  • CentOS 5.2 x86
  • Kernel 2.6.18-92.1.22.el5.centos.plus

  • mvTITAN: dist_titan-1.5.27.99-1.tar.gz
  • mvBlueFOX: mvbluefox-x86-ABI2-1.10.49.127.tgz
  • mvSIGMA: dist_slx-4.1.6.43.tar.gz

Note: Linux mvIMPACT Acquire interface is currently not available for mvTITAN/mvGAMMA- , mvDELTA/mvSIGMA-series. For this series the older mvSDK driver must be installed instead.

Test system

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
  • Asus M3A78?-EM
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT
  • Using VESA driver for X


Hardware Comment Test Success AR #
mvBlueFOX       1
  Console LiveSnap yes  
  GUI wxPropView Init yes  
  GUI wxPropView Live yes  
  GUI wxPropView Snap yes  
mvTITAN       2,2a
  Kernel module Build kernel module yes  
  SDL SDL_demo yes RS-170 camera on mvTITAN-G1
mvSIGMA-SLC SLX     5
  Kernel module Build kernel module yes  
  Kernel module Load kernel module yes 5
  SDL SDL_demo yes 6 (need to disable cpudynd)


Additional remarks

Additionally required and optional mvIMPACT Acquire related packages

Add RPMForge RPM repository: http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/RPMForge

Package list:
  • wxGTK 2.8.9
  • wxGTK-devel 2.8.9
  • gcc
  • gcc-c++
  • expat-devel
  • + dependencies


Additionally required and optional mvSDK related packages

  • SDL-devel
  • gcc
  • gcc-c++
  • kernel-devel


Load the kernel module

insmod allocator.ko 
insmod titan.ko 
depmod -a 
dist-titan../bin/> ./mvunload titan 
dist-titan../bin/> ./mvload titan


Installation / additionally required and optional mvSDK related packages

  • SDL-devel
  • gcc
  • gcc-c++
  • kernel-devel
Blacklist v4l bttv driver:

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

blacklist bttv
blacklist bt8x8


./mvload matrixfg 
./mvload xsigma


CPU frequency

  • Need to disable dynamic CPU clock otherwise -> no camera connected
  • ps -A | grep cpudynd
  • kill -9
  • /usr/sbin/cpuspeed -C (if not exist install this with yum) This will set the CPU clock to the max value.
  • Check current CPU frequency:
>cat /proc/cpuinfo

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