I've been playing with this for two days and am beyond my ability to know what to do next.
This is Jaunty. The webcam is a Veo Stingray (made by Xirlink)
mark@Lexington-19:~$ lsusb | grep Xirlink
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0545:808b Xirlink, Inc. Veo PC Camera
I have read the following posts about this webcam:
Most of the above seems out-of-date. Because I also found:
2.3.12. Xirlink C-it™ HDCS-1000 based Webcams
This driver is for the USB webcams manufactured by Xirlink, IBM (PC Camera) and Veo Stingray model webcams. Support has been in the Linux kernel USB section since 2.2.12. The homepage is at http://www.linux-usb.org/ibmcam
mark@Lexington-19:/$ uname -r
So I believe the driver is in-built? Am I understanding this?
I've installed and tried to find the camera with:
Camorama, Camstream, Cheese Photo Booth, gqcam, and effectv.
Camorama loads but the application is nothing more than a grey box with a white rectangle (blank) where the video image should be. It must be forcibly closed.
Camstream opened a window, which had a fabric like grey texture, but not picture. The terminal output:
W: CamStream version 0.27 starting.
>> void CCamStreamApp::ReadConfigFile()
W: Failed to open configuration file '/home/mark/.camstream/config.xml' for reading.
D: creating <defaults> node
D: creating <videodevices> node
D: creating <audiodevices> node
<< void CCamStreamApp::ReadConfigFile()
and more errors omitted, available if you want to read them.
Following one of the above posts, I tried: Cheese Photo Booth. It loads, the "loading" rosette spins, and nothing ever happens beyond that.
Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load module "libcanberra-gtk-module.so": libcanberra-gtk-module.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/dev/video: No such file or directory
Synaptic shows that all relevant libcanberra-gtk modules are loaded. How can I know if they are linked? Hardlinked?
and lastly, effectv runs, the terminal returns:
video_init: Can't find a supported pixel format.
Video initialization failed.
I have downloaded:
that site says the Veo Stingray is working. The details:
Veo Stingray 124 0x0545 0x8333 Stingray webcam lv532Av tv_8532 Test gbrg spca5xx *
So, the driver from this guy need to be installed, but he give no instructions. Please help me know what to do next. It's not in GDebi format, so what is the next step? Where do I put this compressed folder so it will uncompress into the correct directory or sub-directory?
Lastly, the device I have, ID 0545:808b Xirlink, Inc. Veo PC Camera doesn't seem to be mentioned specifically as to a driver. But it isn't specifically omitted, either.
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