rburchill
2 Iron

facap, FastAccess Video Capture - disabled on reboot

I reviewed the forums and found 2 posts from last year on this issue, neither of which apply to me.

I am on a 2nd M17x-R2 and have been comparing the 2 HDD images I have.  HDD 0 is factory; and HDD 1 is my current setup including Skype, which I manually set to use the virtual driver.

Face recognition has always been flakey on these machines and is hit or miss which I have attributed to building biometric data and different camera angles.

When reviewing driver details on either HDD, it is reported that facap, FastAccess Video Capture is disabled.  I manually re-enable driver and reboot.  With or W/O face recognition active, the driver is disabled by windows again.

Looking to figure out why/how to keep this enabled and working currently.  It is odd that both HDD's in either M17 chassis have similar issues; especially the factory image w/o any applications added.

russell

from XPS2010 --> to Alienware M17x-R2
m17x-R2
A-07
CC OSD V_113
I7-720QM, 1.6, 6MB, Clarksfield, B1
8GB1333MHZ, 512X64, 8K, 200 DIMM
ATI 5870 CrossX
Dell 8.692.2.0 (2/3/2010)
ATI HD Audio
IDT HD Audio Codec
Seagate 320GB 7200
Dvd+/-Rw, 8X, Sony Nec Optiarc Inc
17WUXGA 1920x1600
No add-on
Keyboard or Mouse
Win7 Ultimate 64b (Anytime Upg from Alienware Win7 Home Premium)

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rburchill
2 Iron

Re: facap, FastAccess Video Capture - disabled on reboot

This is a non-issue and perhaps should be a sticky note.  A little sentence in the Dell FAQ on the SensibleVision states that the user cannot enable the facap, Fast Access Video Driver through Windows Device manager.  By default, this driver is disabled by the CC when not set to either Switch User or Continuous Security.

Maybe somebody new this, or perhaps it was included in an Alienware FAQ and I just missed it.

russell

from XPS2010 --> to Alienware M17x-R2
m17x-R2
A-07
CC OSD V_113
I7-720QM, 1.6, 6MB, Clarksfield, B1
8GB1333MHZ, 512X64, 8K, 200 DIMM
ATI 5870 CrossX
Dell 8.692.2.0 (2/3/2010)
ATI HD Audio
IDT HD Audio Codec
Seagate 320GB 7200
Dvd+/-Rw, 8X, Sony Nec Optiarc Inc
17WUXGA 1920x1600
No add-on
Keyboard or Mouse
Win7 Ultimate 64b (Anytime Upg from Alienware Win7 Home Premium)

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svrep
2 Iron

Re: facap, FastAccess Video Capture - disabled on reboot

You are correct. Perhaps a little bit of background would help to understand this further. FaCap is a "virtual" camera driver created specifically by AlienSense. It's purpose is to provide another camera interface for other vidoe applications to use when AlienSense is set to a security mode (specifically "User Switching" or "Continuous Security") that attaches to the real camera driver full time. If you're in "Face Login" mode then FaCap isn't necessary - and hence is disabled - because the real camera driver is still available.

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