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Old 01-04-2007, 08:11 AM   #1
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Spca5xx installed, but no webcam....


I have a ‎Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Sansun SN-510 WebCam [hv713d]. I installed the Mandriva dkms spca5xx pacakge, as well as a lot of other rpms required because of dependencies amounting to 303mb. All installed according to plan.
But I cannot detect the spca5xx module or make my Asus laptop integrated webcam work.
I also installed the Mandriva Multimedia kernel at the request of RpmDrake because of dependencies.
I am running Mandriva 2007 Free KDE Destop.
Can anyone help?
Thank you.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 11:08 AM   #2
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What does lspci say? And lsusb? Do the modules get loaded? What does syslog say when you plug in the cam?
 
Old 01-04-2007, 01:10 PM   #3
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Did you also install the matching kernel-source for the multimedia kernel ?
 
Old 01-05-2007, 02:33 AM   #4
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Unspawn,
Here is lspci:
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[root@localhost ningbojoe]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 650/M650 Host (rev 11)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 04)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] FireWire Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:0c.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
and lsusb:
lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 04b8:0005 Seiko Epson Corp. Stylus Printer
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c016 Logitech, Inc. M-UV69a Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0ac8:301b Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. ZC0301 WebCam
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:0024 Hewlett-Packard
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
The webcam is detected under Bus 001 Device 005, etc. which is a slight advance.
I don't plug in the cam as it is integrated into the computer.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 02:35 AM   #5
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Did you also install the matching kernel-source for the multimedia kernel ?
IIUC, that should have been a dependency? Correctme if I am wrong.
Support apprecaited by all.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 02:58 AM   #6
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spca5xx
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But I cannot detect the spca5xx module
Did you modprobe the kernel module spca5xx?
(not sure dkms would setup system to modprobe it automatically)
Did you look into the output of lsmod

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‎Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Sansun SN-510 WebCam [hv713d].
Is this the integrated webcam, or a different webacam, a usb one

What software are you using to test the webcam?
 
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Lsusb output shows the HW device is detected hich is OK, http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=3283 (just to make sure) shows the cam is supported by kernel and spca50x so that's definately OK, and AFAIK the only dep is videodev (or is it V4L2 on 2.6?) so the next step could indeed be to check if the modules got loaded. Also check your system logs for any related output. Since you don't plug it in it'll only be shown around bootup time.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 08:02 AM   #8
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ok, the integrated webcam is on the usb bus

tail -f /var/log/syslog &
will help when you modprobe the module

As a relatively easy test of the webcam
you can use vlc and ask vlc to take as input device
/dev/video I think it is called
(I never tried anything else, so no other suggestion)
 
Old 01-05-2007, 01:12 PM   #9
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I've always had to install the kernel-sources manually. I don't think the modules will build properly without them.
I know the dkms xorg module will not build without them.

You'll find the listed in the MCC under Developement(hammer and wrench icon)kernel. Wouldn't hurt to double check that they are installed
 
  


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