I'm running Kubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10. I just got a no-name USB webcam. It works fine under Windows. Under Linux the behavior is odd and a little frustrating. xsane
does recognize it, but when I attempt to preview it or scan, I get the message "Failed to start scanner; invalid argument". Under skanlite
, I can scan an image but if I attempt a preview, skanlite
generates an internal error. The USB code is:
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 1e4e:0100
Unlike the other USB devices, no name shows up.
I'd like to use this device under Skype, but the Linux version of Skype doesn't provide any way to test whether the device works or not. Windows does provide such a test (via Welcome), and the webcam works correctly there.
How can I civilize this beast? Since xsane does recognize it, I would think there would be some hope.