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Old 11-04-2006, 03:16 PM   #1
npavlidis
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Exclamation Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX


Hello,

I am using Slackware 11.0 and I am having some trouble installing my new webcam.
Any help is much appreciated
My info:

System: Slackware 11.0
Kernel: 2.4.33.3 (with V4L support + USB support)
CONFIG_VIDEO_DEV=y
CONFIG_VIDEO_PROC_FS=y
CONFIG_USB=y
CONFIG_USB_DEVICEFS=y
CONFIG_USB_EHCI_HCD=y
CONFIG_USB_UHCI=y
CONFIG_USB_OHCI=y
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE=m
CONFIG_USB_ACM=y
CONFIG_USB_HID=y
CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT=y

lsusb output: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:08ad Logitech, Inc.

Ive tried with no result
(modules apear unused [quickcam 91652 0 (unused)] and no /dev/video exists)
qc-usb-0.6.4
qc-usb-messenger-1.4

If I forgot something just ask and I'll tell you anything

Thanks
 
Old 11-04-2006, 04:21 PM   #2
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I was playing with setting up a Logitech QuickCam Express today and found this site: http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html. Its list of supported webcams includes your Logitech QuickCam Communicate (Product ID: 0x08ad). I haven't done much more than download the driver source so far, so I can't tell you how yet how well it works. Sorry.
 
Old 11-04-2006, 05:16 PM   #3
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damn! you are fast

wonderful though at least Ive done something more.. downloaded it got a compile error and notified the "authorities" at least we are on our way there

Thanks
 
Old 11-05-2006, 01:40 AM   #4
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Acutally, that's one of the things I like about this forum. If I hadn't answered you, I'm pretty sure someone else would have pretty quickly.

What compile error are you getting? I've compiled and installed it now here, and it seems to have gone without a hitch. Unfortunately, I probably won't get to configuring udev and the camera today.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 06:32 AM   #5
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Lightbulb Lets see now..

OK the coder that wrote the driver responded splendidly and fixed the error by deleting line 1096.
Now the driver gets compiled.
I tried to modprobe it and got an error so I thought lets compile the kernel again with videodev as a module and see what happens... not videodev is not loading(maybee this is the root of the problem after all) these are the errors:

root@thunderdome:/# modprobe spca5xx
/lib/modules/2.4.33.3/kernel/drivers/media/video/videodev.o: init_module: Input/output error
/lib/modules/2.4.33.3/kernel/drivers/media/video/videodev.o: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.33.3/kernel/drivers/media/video/videodev.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.33.3/kernel/drivers/media/video/videodev.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.33.3/kernel/drivers/media/video/videodev.o: insmod spca5xx failed

and under dmesg I have:

Linux video capture interface: v1.00
video_dev: unable to get major 81
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
video_dev: unable to get major 81

Ok i do remember that i can parse parameters while loading modules but i cant remember the syntax.. and how do i find out the IRQ's for it?

Thank you
 
Old 11-05-2006, 10:01 AM   #6
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One cause in the difference in our results might be the difference in our kernels. I'm running 2.6.18; you're running 2.4.33.3. I also don't have a spca5xx module. I have a gspca.ko.

What happens when you do a `modprobe gspca`?
 
Old 11-05-2006, 03:11 PM   #7
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hmm?

It worked!!!! finally all is good with the world now thank you all for your help
Your are great
What I did extra was remove the proc info from the videodev.o and the module was loaded with warnings but loaded nevertheless

Thanks again

Last edited by npavlidis; 11-05-2006 at 06:16 PM.
 
Old 05-13-2009, 11:07 PM   #8
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I'm facing the same problem that you once did.

# insmod videodev.ko
insmod: cannot insert `videodev.ko': Input/output error (-1): Input/output error


and dmesg says
<6>Linux video capture interface: v1.00
<4>video_dev: unable to get major 81


How did you remove the proc info?
 
  


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