Alright, I've searched out this forum (and the rest of the Intarweb, it feels like) for the answer to my boggle...and I can't find a rational solution.
I'm running FC5 (uname -a: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5 #1 Thu May 4 21:16:58 EDT 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux)
and running the pwc module. Using the setpwc command I get the following output:
setpwc v1.1, (C) 2003-2005 by email@example.com
Error while doing ioctl VIDIOCPWCMPTSTATUS: Broken pipe
Time pan: 0
Time tilt: 2
Now, when I use a program (like Ekiga) it's activating the light on the webcam - like it's trying to use it, and it doesn't give me any errors, but it just shows a grey screen. I'm assuming it's because of the broken pipe error.
After researching this, the only answer I can find is 'if it's plugged into a usb hub, plug it directly into the MB usb and it'll fix this'...well...I tried that. And it didn't fix it. So, I bring my issue to you fine folks and hope that someone, somewhere, has the answer to this. I appreciate any and all help any of you can offer me.