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Old 10-06-2007, 02:25 PM   #1
Brian1
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Acer 5100-5840 Webcam Working


I thought I would post this here since I got is working on this notebook. Should work many of the new models as well

Have the same on my Acer 5100-5840.
As of 10-14-07 I am running RHEL 5, Kernel 2.6.23.1, KDE 3.5.7 and beta KDE 4

Acer Specs http://us.acer.com/acereuro/page9.do...crc=1757218077

Well got to mess around today and found UVC. Works with my Acer webcam as detailed above. http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en...itle=Linux+UVC

I downloaded the SVN source file and extracted to a directory.
Ran ' make ' and then ' make install '
I was then able to run the command ' /sbin/modprobe uvcvideo '
Ran the command ' dmesg ' to see the results.

Next installed luvcview and ran the command luvcview after it was installed.
Green light came on and a window open with my face in it.

Posted this here as well. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3zwsmi-577902/

I have tried kopete but must be the newest version at least 2.12.6 or newer. Also played with an app called uvc-streamer. Not that great in my opinion.

I would like others to post here the models that work as well.

For help on the ENE Technology card reader check this link. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3/#post2923960

Hope this helps everyone.
Brian

Short version of the lspci specs of this machine
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc ATI 4379 Serial ATA Controller (rev 80)
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (rev 80)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (rev 80)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 83)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI (rev 80)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge (rev 80)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (rev 80)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS485 [Radeon Xpress 1100 IGP]
06:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
06:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5005G 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
06:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB-712/4 Cardbus Controller (rev 10)
06:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.2 Class 0805: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: (rev 01)
06:04.4 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc Unknown device 0551 (rev 01)

Last edited by Brian1; 10-14-2007 at 02:59 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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Info on the Camera from the usbview gui tool.
Code:
USB2.0 Camera
Speed: 480Mb/s (high)
USB Version:  2.00
Device Class: ef(unk. )
Device Subclass: 02
Device Protocol: 01
Maximum Default Endpoint Size: 64
Number of Configurations: 1
Vendor Id: 5986
Product Id: 0100
Revision Number:  1.00

Config Number: 1
	Number of Interfaces: 2
	Attributes: 80
	MaxPower Needed: 500mA

	Interface Number: 0
		Name: (none)
		Alternate Number: 0
		Class: 0e(video) 
		Sub Class: 1
		Protocol: 0
		Number of Endpoints: 1

			Endpoint Address: 82
			Direction: in
			Attribute: 3
			Type: Int.
			Max Packet Size: 8
			Interval: 2048ms

	Interface Number: 1
		Name: (none)
		Alternate Number: 0
		Class: 0e(video) 
		Sub Class: 2
		Protocol: 0
		Number of Endpoints: 0

	Interface Number: 1
		Name: (none)
		Alternate Number: 1
		Class: 0e(video) 
		Sub Class: 2
		Protocol: 0
		Number of Endpoints: 1

			Endpoint Address: 81
			Direction: in
			Attribute: 5
			Type: Isoc
			Max Packet Size: 3072
			Interval: 125us
And output from /sbin/lsusb -v
Code:
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 5986:0100
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceSubClass         2 Common Class
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x5986
  idProduct          0x0100
  bcdDevice            1.00
  iManufacturer           0
  iProduct                1
  iSerial                 0
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength          632
    bNumInterfaces          2
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0
    bmAttributes         0x80
    MaxPower              500mA
    UNRECOGNIZED:  08 0b 00 02 0e 03 00 01
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass        14 Video
      bInterfaceSubClass      1 Video Control
      bInterfaceProtocol      0
      iInterface              1
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0008  1x 8 bytes
        bInterval              15
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        1
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           0
      bInterfaceClass        14 Video
      bInterfaceSubClass      2 Video Streaming
      bInterfaceProtocol      0
      iInterface              0
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        1
      bAlternateSetting       1
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass        14 Video
      bInterfaceSubClass      2 Video Streaming
      bInterfaceProtocol      0
      iInterface              0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            5
          Transfer Type            Isochronous
          Synch Type               Asynchronous
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x1400  3x 0 bytes
        bInterval               1
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