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ghataknav 04-11-2009 04:58 AM

how to access webcam and fingerprint scanner in acer tm 4720 in fedora 9
 
hi,

i'm having an acer travelmate 4720 laptop, which has an integrated webcam and a fingerprint scanner. i have installed fedora 9. my problem is that i don't know how to access these two pieces of hardware.

i've done 'dmesg' and i found this for webcam:
Quote:

usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=064e, idProduct=a101
usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=1, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-1: Product: Acer CrystalEye webcam
usb 1-1: Manufacturer: SuYin
usb 1-1: SerialNumber: CN0314-OV03-VA-R02.00.00
and this for fingerprint scanner:
Quote:

usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=08ff, idProduct=1600
usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
usb 3-2: Product: Fingerprint Sensor
are these 2 devices connected on a usb bus ? any advice on how i can access these devices in fedora 9 ? thanks in advance.

Saptech 04-12-2009 11:52 AM

Try installing the program, cheese for the webcam and you should be able to use it. Sorry but I don't know anything about the fingerprint scanner.

ghataknav 04-14-2009 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saptech (Post 3506428)
Try installing the program, cheese for the webcam and you should be able to use it. Sorry but I don't know anything about the fingerprint scanner.

thanks for your suggestion. i'll try installing cheese. but, currently i'm trying to get my webcam running using uvcvideo. i googled my problem and found some info about uvcvideo. i'm not sure whether i'll succeed, but if i don't then, i'll give cheese a try. thanks anyway.

Saptech 04-14-2009 11:42 AM

Ok let us know if it works. I have an AAO, not sure if they use the same webcam, and install Cheese using Debian and it worked without further input from me. I should have mention this earlier.

ghataknav 04-18-2009 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saptech (Post 3508525)
Ok let us know if it works. I have an AAO, not sure if they use the same webcam, and install Cheese using Debian and it worked without further input from me. I should have mention this earlier.

well i couldn't get chhese running on my lappy. it initially said that 'intltool' was old and i needed a newer version. i got that thing fixed, but, then it said that some gstreamer files were missing also.

honestly speaking, i've just run out of patience now. actually, i also tried some other tools like 'webkam' and 'wxcam', but had similar problems. any easy way out of this ? please advise and thanks for your suggestions.

Saptech 04-19-2009 08:33 AM

I found this thread with similar problems.

http://tinyurl.com/d6bv6q

Quote:

With Fedora 9 or 10, you need nothing extra: the default installs of gstreamer-plugins-good and kernel already have everything built-in. Just set your default video input to Video for Linux 2 in gstreamer-properties.
Good luck with this.


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