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Old 03-16-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
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USB webcam not working on slackwar 13 x86_64


I'm trying to make work a logitec orbit... wich is supposed to be supported out of the box using uvc drivers already part of my kernel.

The system automatically assign it to /dev/video0 and works ok with mplayer; but sometimes is not linked with /dev/video0 which is a pain... like right now.

Here is some info
root@dragon:/home/weput# lsusb
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 014: ID 046d:08c2 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam PTZ
weput@dragon:~$ lsmod | grep v4l
v4l1_compat            15364  2 uvcvideo,videodev
v4l2_compat_ioctl32    10912  1 videodev
root@dragon:/home/weput# ls /dev/video*
ls: cannot access /dev/video*: No such file or directory
root@dragon:/home/weput# uname -r
Old 03-18-2010, 01:50 PM   #2
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Have a look at dmesg to see what device is being assigned. If it's changing from /dev/video0 perhaps you need to write a udev rule to enforce consistent assigning.
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Read footnotes 1 and 2, which are linked from your camera model:

it seems these cameras have firmware issues, but there exist patches.


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