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Old 12-04-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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HP DV9810US Laptop...any idea where I can get the drivers for my built in webcam?!


Hey All,

I have an HP dv9810us Laptop...any idea where I can get the drivers for my built in webcam?! I have tried the HP Tech Support page, but they do not have drivers for Mandriva One Spring 2009...lolz...

So, I have been looking around, and have had no success...any suggestions on where I might be able to get the software or driver for the webcam/built in camera?


Any and all help is greatly appreciated...


HmNtr
 
Old 12-05-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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What you need to do is find out the vendor and product IP of the web cam. Problem here is manufacturers buy these devices from various sources, there may be a driver out there that will work.

Open a konsole, run the command 'lspci' ( without the quotes ). If the cam is on the usb bus, then you will see it listed.

Next you can have a look at these two sites.

1. -->http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

2. -->http://www.quickcamteam.net/

If the cam is listed on one of those, you are good to go. If not, google the vendor/productID and see what turns up.

Best of luck...
 
Old 12-08-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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Actually, the web cam is integrated into my laptop's cover/monitor, and not connected via usb; But, thanks for the links, I will check them out shortly to see if there is anything in there about the problem I am having...
 
Old 12-08-2009, 06:20 PM   #4
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It does't cost a thing to run two commands, lsusb for the USB bus, and lspci for the PCI bus. I wouldn't be surprised to find the cam on the USB bus. Just because it isn't plugged into a USB port, doesn't mean it isn't on the bus.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 12:05 AM   #5
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So I did the LSPCI, and these were the results...the device was not listed....


[hmntr@localhost ~]$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7150M (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
02:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
02:05.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
02:05.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
02:05.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
02:05.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
[hmntr@localhost ~]$
 
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I don't see the cam there. What shows up with 'lsusb' command?
 
Old 01-02-2010, 08:43 PM   #7
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I don't see the cam there. What shows up with 'lsusb' command?
Sorry, have not been on my laptop for quite some time, have been too busy messing with a desktop that I am having problems with...I think you have read the frustrations with that one as well Camorri...lol...

Anyway, When I run LSUSB, this is what I get:

[hmntr@localhost ~]# lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 04f2:b023 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Gateway USB 2.0 Webcam
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 045e:0053 Microsoft Corp. Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
[hmntr@localhost ~]#


You were right, for some reason it is listed on a USB port...weird...

Ok, so now that we know what and where the cam is listed as, I think the WHO comes into place...Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd is the winner for that one...

Now the HOW?

Again, Thanks for the all the help!

HmNtr


EDIT= http://www.chicony.com.tw is the website for the company, but I have no idea how to figure out what the driver for the cam would be...any suggestions are greatly appreciated...

Last edited by HmNtr; 01-02-2010 at 08:48 PM. Reason: Additional Information
 
Old 01-02-2010, 08:56 PM   #8
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I had just checked the site you referenced above, and I found this:

Chicony 94 0x0c45 0x600d TwinkleCam DC2110 sn9c102 Pas106a Yes gbrg spca5xx ***


The driver for it is possibly listed, but I had tried the MCC and have tried looking for it on the company website to no avail. I will now try Googling it to see if I can find it, but am not very hopeful at this point for any sort of Linux-based human interface...
 
Old 01-03-2010, 06:43 AM   #9
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The web cam you have is listed as 'supported' here -->http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/#devices

Look at the download page also. There is a section on where to download the driver from.

This link describes the 'How to' obtain and build the driver.

-->http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.ph...Device_Drivers

Best of luck with the driver.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 08:27 AM   #10
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UVC driver has always been included in the Mandriva kernel. Are you sure it's not working?
Mandriva does not include any webcam app by default. Try to install a webcam app like uvcview or cheese to see if it works already before trying to build any driver.

If it really doesn't work. Why not upgrade to Mandriva 2010. It comes with a newer kernel that might have included support for your webcam.
 
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