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Old 02-06-2005, 07:10 AM   #1
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Philips webcam not working


I am driving everyone crazy with questions in this forum but I'm starting to get the hang of linux, even if a bit slowly. I have made progress getting myself to learn some stuff and resolving some problems.

After having configured my video card (GeForce 5200FX) there are only two pieces of hardware that just refuse to work. One is my tv tuner (which is a question in another thread) and the second one is my webcam, a Philips Toucam II Pro.

I'm using Fedora Core 3 and Camorama program.

Starting camorama I get the message "Could not connect to video device (/dev/video0)/ Please check connection".

This is the same error message I get when I try to use my tv tuner with tvtime.

I have no idea where should I start from, so general information:

kernel: 2.6.10-1.760_FC3

$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 746 Host (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS963 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 25)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 91)
00:09.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. (formerly CMD Technology Inc) SiI 3112 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)
00:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 03)00:0a.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port
00:0b.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
00:0b.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)

Have a nice day everyone!
 
Old 02-06-2005, 08:18 PM   #2
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In your system messages, there are no messages about any driver being loaded to set up /dev/video0. Do you know what pwc is? Google for "pwc linux phillips webcam". Insmod pwc.ko into your kernel (you will need v4l (video 4 linux) running in X - see /etc/X11/xorg.conf), and then you use your webcam. As for the tv tuner, that also needs v4l, and if both are not working, that might be your problem. If you have pwc already, try turning on v4l, if you don't have pwc, get that and then try v4l. Hope it works

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