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Old 04-13-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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Is webcam possible with ubuntu feisty?


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I'm running Ubuntu Fiesty, and using a Logitech Quickcam Chat camera. With Camorama, camstream, GYachE, and others - the camera comes on just fine for a few seconds, then freezes. Am using spca5xx.

How can it work and then freeze? Makes no sense, but my logic and ubuntu don't always agree.

Do you have any idea of how I can test to find the problem? Is a webcam truly possible with ubuntu?

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Old 04-13-2008, 05:56 PM   #2
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Well according to Ubuntu's wiki your camera is supported and does have drivers for it since 2006. I shall see if I can come up with anything but not sure if I can. Mine works and it's a Creative. Have you tried reinsalling Camorama and stuff?
 
Old 04-13-2008, 06:14 PM   #3
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I've tried most everything. Reinstalling driver, applications, all that. Read and read on ubuntu and medibuntu pages. regardless what I do, same thing. It freezes.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 07:17 PM   #4
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Might try and older module or possible there is an cvs/svn module from them.

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Old 04-13-2008, 07:34 PM   #5
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I don't understand what you mean about trying an older module. I am a newbie.

The driver installed is SPCA561A gspca driver 01.00.12

From what I read, the QuickCam Chat should work. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

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Old 04-13-2008, 07:50 PM   #6
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Here are the last few lines of dmesg

[ 97.740000] usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 97.936000] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 98.136000] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[ 98.196000] ubuntu/media/gspcav1/gspca_core.c: USB SPCA5XX camera found.(SPCA561A)
[ 98.204000] usbcore: registered new interface driver gspca
[ 98.204000] ubuntu/media/gspcav1/gspca_core.c: gspca driver 01.00.12 registered
 
Old 04-13-2008, 08:18 PM   #7
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If you run the command /sbin/lsmod it is a module. So you can build and older version and see if it works or maybe a newer version.

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Old 04-13-2008, 08:48 PM   #8
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This looks relevant, but not sure what to do with it.

gspca 607824 0
videodev 28160 1 gspca
v4l2_common 25216 1 videodev
v4l1_compat 15236 1 videodev
 
Old 04-14-2008, 03:53 PM   #9
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Like I said it may be a module issue that the version you have. possible info on the developers site of issues like you describe. it can be the module or even the kernel version. Changeing kernel version and or module version may resolve the issue. If changing to different ones and still the same result I would then towards hardware issue as chipset not 100 percent compatiable with module required. As for kernel I would recommend compiling your own from the kernel.org site. This eleminates patches and stuff Ubuntu may have applied to the precompiled kernels. Fedora is a pain on some of their kernel choices.

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