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Old 01-30-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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Logitech QuickCam Express


Linux newbie here...

I'm using an ancient Compaq 7110US series computer
1.3ghz AMD Athlon... 512KB DDR2 ram... woo. Because this thing is so ancient, I decided to experiment with Linux and try to get comfortable with the OS... figuring... hell, if any harm is done to this thing, it's old and on its last stand anyway. Why not have a little fun first.

The real problem I've been having is...

I had a friend of mine hand me an Arch Linux install disc. I ran it, had a few problems here and there because I was using a wireless card instead of using the CAT5 and being directly plugged in... but when I went to go use my webcam, I'm having a damn hard time trying to get the thing to work right. I've tried using the Arch Linux wiki, and the language might as well be in some dead language that no one knows about, because when I can't directly ask someone a question, I have a hard time learning or even remembering what to do! I'm using a Logitech QuickCam Express.

Quote:
lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 046d:0870 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0451:2036 Texas Instruments, Inc. TUSB2036 Hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 049f:000e Compaq Computer Corp. Internet Keyboard
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 08e6:0432 Gemplus GemPC432 SmartCard Reader
Quote:
dmesg|tail -20
gspca: URB error -84, resubmitting
gspca: URB error -84, resubmitting
gspca: URB error -84, resubmitting
gspca: URB error -84, resubmitting
gspca: URB error -84, resubmitting
usb 1-1: USB disconnect, address 2
STV06xx: Disconnecting the stv06xx device
gspca: video0 disconnect
usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
STV06xx: Probing for a stv06xx device
gspca: probing 046d:0870
STV06xx: Configuring camera
STV06xx: HDCS-1020 sensor detected
STV06xx: Initializing camera
input: STV06xx as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.3/usb2/2-1/input/input7
gspca: video1 created
gspca: video0 released
Colour QuickCam for Video4Linux v0.06
gspca: bandwidth not wide enough - trying again
gspca: no transfer endpoint found
HELP! This thing is driving me -insane- and I have no idea how to fix what I did! At one point I was able to see myself in Cheese... I couldn't edit the webcam properties, record, but I could see myself on the screen. Then when I go to use any client that asks for a webcam like Skype, it isn't even detected.

Last edited by Kyvou; 01-30-2011 at 09:16 PM. Reason: Vague as to what I want fixed.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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cheese uses gstreamer you need the good, bad, ugly and 10 to be installed

after there installed open a terminal type gstreamer-properties click enter
click video
try v4l and v4l2
click the bottom test button for each 1
if it comes on
re try cheese
skype is a different problem and im no good with it
 
Old 01-31-2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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I have the same webcam.

I am currently testing whether these instructions work:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=38326

Apparently the kernel version matters. I know that when I had the 2.4 kernel, I never found any help in making it work. Back then, my googling indicated that only a few high-end webcams worked with Linux.

By the way, that thing works just find with my Ubuntu 10.10 Dell 1545n, but it's also got a built-in camera. I just plugged the quickcam in for testing.
 
Old 02-01-2011, 09:50 PM   #4
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No luck with my experiment so far. Device is sensed but video to screen.
 
  


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