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Old 07-23-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
Mickey261191
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Trying to get my Inbuilt Cam to work.


Hey all im new to linux but i know enough about it, lol. any how i have an Acer Aspire 3680 Model ZR1 it originally has Windows XP Home Edition on it. i wiped that off and installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 32bit OS , it works like a breeze but i have one slight problem.

I cant get my Built in WebCam to work, when windows was on it, it showed the webcam to be Acer Orbicam . . .

Ive installed both Cheese and Camorama and niether pick up the cam,

so i went into terminal and done the following:

angelo-denardo@angelodenardo-Aspire-3680 ~ $ sudo modprobe gpsca
[sudo] password for angelo-denardo:
modprobe: FATAL: Module gpsca not found.
angelo-denardo@angelodenardo-Aspire-3680 ~ $ sudo modprobe uvcvideo
angelo-denardo@angelodenardo-Aspire-3680 ~ $ sudo lsusb
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 12d1:1578 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0402:5602 ALi Corp. M5602 Video Camera Controller
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 062a:4101 Creative Labs
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

niether cheese pics up the cam or camorama but the green light on my camera lights up. . . Any Advice on what to do
 
Old 07-24-2014, 01:33 PM   #2
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I will tell you what I did.

I took the pci id (0402:5602) and googled for '0402:5602 linux module'

http://www.linuxlaptopwiki.net/wiki/ALi_Corp_M5602

Spend a little time there.
 
Old 07-24-2014, 08:28 PM   #3
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Try gucview. If it's a guvc camera, it may work when Cheese doesn't.
 
Old 07-24-2014, 09:47 PM   #4
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i installed guvcview aswell after installing it, all of a sudden cheese and camorama worked but in each program the screen is very dark and u can just barely see the outline of myself in the cam.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 07:40 PM   #5
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(Guvcview probably installed the necessary guvc drivers as part of the process.)

I do not currently have guvcview installed on anything (I rarely use my webcams). I couldn't find much that looked like it might be of help, but I did find this.

http://guvcview.sourceforge.net/Doc.html

You might try testing the camera with a Live CD of something else (preferably something not Ubuntu-based--that will probably require installing guvcview to the live image in RAM), to see how general the problem might be.

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