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Hello I own a GE PC Camera Pro HO98064 web cam that I can not seem to get to work in linux. Specifically Unbuntu 5,4 with kernel Linux version 2.6.10-5-k7 .
My lspci command shows:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 73 5 Host (rev 01)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Vir tual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
0000:00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS 85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge)
0000:00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]: Unknown device 0016
0000:00:02.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07)
0000:00:02.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07)
0000:00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0)
0000:00:0b.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Winfast TV 2000 XP (rev 03)
0000:00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Macronix, Inc. [MXIC] MX987 13
0000:00:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
0000:00:11.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Li ve! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
0000:00:11.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 If [Radeon 9000] (rev 01)
0000:01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Radeon 9000] (Secondary) (rev 01)
My lsusb command shows:
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05a9:8519 OmniVision Technologies, Inc .
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 147a:e001 Formosa Industrial Computing , Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 10d5:0315 Uni Class Technology Co., Lt d
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
I found a web page that inspired me to purchase this web cam at Target because I thought it was compatable with linux. Because the page showed the camera highlited in green with the text " Works with ov51x driver". The lsusb command shows the camera is detected, but I can't get any application for web cams to use the camera.
So far, the only application I have tried really to use the camera is gnome meeting, was hoping others out their would have advice on what else I could try.
I'm just now experimenting with the same camera on gentoo linux. I think the problem is that the USB Audio driver is claiming the device before the ov511 driver gets a chance. I'm going to recompile with USB Audio as a module and let you guys know if I have any luck in doing so.
BTW: is there a specific 'ov51x' driver that I'm not seeing in my kernel tree... or did it turn into 'ov511' at some point in the history of 2.6.x ?
yeah sorry for the crappy webpage. but to get back to the subject, six months later, ..crips I should check my email more
the ov518_decomp.ko and the ov519_decomp.ko module should have landed in the same .../lib/modules/kernal name/extras/ directory
I just wanted to post and say thank you to all those who replied to my orginal question.
It took me till July to finally start experimenting with all the tips shown to get this camera working and I'm happy with the results after I finally did.
Again thank you.
I'm currently using Ubuntu Dapper 6.06
Linux kernel version 2.6.15-26-686
Intel Celeron 2.4 GHZ
Via P4M266 motherboard
1024 MB Ram
Integrated Pro Savage 8 Graphics (Plan on updating to some kind of 3D enabled Nvidia AGP Card with tv output at a later date.)
160 GB Maxtor IDE Drive
Realtek GB ethernet adapter