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Old 11-08-2007, 09:56 PM   #1
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confused about webcan


I'm using a logitech quickcam chat. It works with camorama, gyache, kopete, and camstream. But it freezes after only a few seconds.

Not sure what I should do. Seems like the driver is right or it wouldn't work at all. And the camera must be compatible with linux or it wouldn't work. Right?

The camera works, but freezes after a few seconds. This happens with different internet connections.

What can I do? Get a different camera? Do you have any ideas?

Thanks
 
Old 11-10-2007, 07:48 AM   #2
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I take it you are using spca561a driver?

http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

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The camera works, but freezes after a few seconds. This happens with different internet connections.
What are you using the camera with when this happens?
 
Old 11-13-2007, 12:26 PM   #3
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The camera freezes with every application I use. I don't know which kernel I'm using. I will research that, and see if I'm using the correct driver. I will post again when I have that information. Thank you.
 
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How can I know which driver is installed? What is the terminal command?
 
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uname -r ... gives the kernel version.
lsmod ... lists the active modules
 
Old 11-13-2007, 11:20 PM   #6
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The kernel is 2.6.20-16-generic
I will attach the results of lsmod, but it looks like 'gspca' to me. In this list, the webcam is not running.

rich@rich-laptop:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
gspca 607824 0
videodev 28160 1 gspca
v4l2_common 25216 1 videodev
v4l1_compat 15236 1 videodev
ipv6 268960 8
binfmt_misc 12680 1
rfcomm 40856 0
l2cap 25856 5 rfcomm
bluetooth 55908 4 rfcomm,l2cap
i915 25472 2
drm 81044 3 i915
ppdev 10116 0
acpi_cpufreq 10056 1
cpufreq_userspace 5408 0
cpufreq_stats 7360 0
cpufreq_powersave 2688 0
cpufreq_ondemand 9228 1
freq_table 5792 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
cpufreq_conservative 8200 0
tc1100_wmi 8068 0
pcc_acpi 13184 0
dev_acpi 12292 0
sony_acpi 6284 0
video 16388 0
sbs 15652 0
i2c_ec 6016 1 sbs
i2c_core 22656 1 i2c_ec
dock 10268 0
button 8720 0
battery 10756 0
container 5248 0
ac 6020 0
asus_acpi 17308 0
backlight 7040 1 asus_acpi
parport_pc 36388 0
lp 12452 0
parport 36936 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
snd_hda_intel 262552 1
joydev 10816 0
snd_pcm_oss 44672 0
snd_mixer_oss 17792 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 81028 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_oss 35200 0
snd_seq_midi_event 8576 1 snd_seq_oss
ipw2200 148040 0
snd_seq 54128 4 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 24196 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 9612 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
ieee80211 34760 1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt 7040 1 ieee80211
intel_agp 26140 1
agpgart 35400 3 drm,intel_agp
pcspkr 4224 0
serio_raw 7940 0
psmouse 38920 0
iTCO_wdt 11812 0
iTCO_vendor_support 4868 1 iTCO_wdt
af_packet 23816 6
snd 56324 10 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 8672 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 11272 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
shpchp 34324 0
pci_hotplug 32576 1 shpchp
tsdev 8768 0
evdev 11008 5
ext3 133128 1
jbd 59816 1 ext3
mbcache 9604 1 ext3
sg 36252 0
sr_mod 17060 0
cdrom 37664 1 sr_mod
sd_mod 23428 3
ata_piix 15492 2
ata_generic 9092 0
libata 125720 2 ata_piix,ata_generic
scsi_mod 142348 4 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
generic 5124 0 [permanent]
b44 28044 0
mii 6528 1 b44
ehci_hcd 34188 0
uhci_hcd 25360 0
usbcore 134280 4 gspca,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
thermal 14856 0
processor 31048 2 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
fan 5636 0
fbcon 42656 0
tileblit 3584 1 fbcon
font 9216 1 fbcon
bitblit 6912 1 fbcon
softcursor 3200 1 bitblit
vesafb 9220 0
capability 5896 0
commoncap 8192 1 capability
rich@rich-laptop:~$
 
  


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