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I'm looking for Linux support for the Genius Slim 311R USB 1.1 infrared webcam with built-in microphone.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0458:704b KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems)
usb 1-6: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 4
usb 1-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
ALSA sound/usb/usbaudio.c:2816: 4:2:1: add audio endpoint 0x84
ALSA sound/usb/usbmixer.c:988:  FU [Mic Capture Switch] ch = 1, val = 0/1/1
ALSA sound/usb/usbmixer.c:988:  FU [Mic Capture Volume] ch = 1, val = 0/6144/256
ALSA sound/usb/usbmixer.c:988:  FU [Auto Gain Control] ch = 1, val = 0/1/1
(i.e. only the mic is recognized)
description: Audio device
product: USB camera
vendor: KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems)
physical id: 6
bus info: usb@1:6
capabilities: usb-1.10 audio-control
configuration: driver=snd-usb-audio maxpower=500mA speed=12.0MB/s
The distro is Debian etch, with compiled 220.127.116.11 kernel.
Video4Linux is compiled into my kernel as follows:
Thanks. It seems that I had bad luck cause I googled on it before without success. (Neither did I find it on any Linux HCL site.)
Nevertheless the page you recommend is a pay-for-download site... so if you have another hint, pls. let me know.
I really wonder how you found that with google, as I still can't
If I recall correctly I just pasted the name of the webcam and linux in the search window. I used "google" in the loose sense since I actually use ask.com rather than google for my searching. As I said in my first post, you could try the manufacturer's website. Most of them provide drivers you can download for free.
If I have some time to try it, I'll report here if it works...
(PS: I'm pretty suspicious about the pay site. I'm not sure they really offer a driver, but one has to pay before even trying to search. And of course, paying for a Linux driver would be really lame ) )
Any new developments with that? With recent kernel pack (18.104.22.168-smp) for slackware-current I modify gspca kernel driver's source (adding the PCI IDs), and module compiles, and loads, and makes video0 entry in /dev... However, no cam app I tried is able to work with that. Should I recompile cam apps, or is there something else I'm missing?
I mean, camera's LED is showing "turned on", and something is even coming from it, but it looks like a garbage -- green squares in skype, undefinable garbage in camstream. New xawtv shows "can't grab display".
I've taken one of the branch-offs (mgspcav1-01.00.20-3_patched_geniusslim311r-22.214.171.124) and patched it for the 2.6.29. The resulting module actually loads but coredumps on the camera plugging in, because of one of the secondary data pointers being NULL.