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textillis 07-29-2013 02:40 AM

Need Lifecam 300 for taking profile pictures
 
I don't use skype but I would like to be able to use my
microsoft lifecam 300 for taking the odd profile picture or
whatever.

I have searched LQ and found nothing but unsolved queries
about this product, concluding that it won't run under
slackware, though it does run under another linux system
I have on my computer: Linux Mint Nadia (i have cheese installed there)

If anyone reading has a simple solution it would be greatly
appreciated.
Thanks

H_TeXMeX_H 07-29-2013 02:55 AM

Can you post the output of 'lsusb'.

textillis 07-29-2013 03:49 PM

>TexMex

Code:

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04b3:310c IBM Corp. Wheel Mouse
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 1532:010e Razer USA, Ltd
Bus 001 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 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 12d1:1506 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E398 LTE/UMTS/GSM Modem/Networkcard
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1058:1042 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:0779 Microsoft Corp.

The last item in the list, right?

Raveriux 07-29-2013 03:57 PM

http://askubuntu.com/questions/73357...ifecam-vx-3000

maybe this thread helps

textillis 07-29-2013 03:59 PM

This is the reason it won't work:

Quote:

13 Despite being able to work with lower USB bandwidths, this device always requests the maximum possible bandwidth, even for the MJPEG format. Using one of those cameras in conjunction with another USB device (including the camera internal microphone) will likely fail. You can tell the uvcvideo driver to estimate the required bandwidth instead of trusting the camera by setting the FIX_BANDWIDTH quirk. This will only affect uncompressed formats, and even there there's no guarantee of success. See the FAQ for more information.

textillis 07-29-2013 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raveriux (Post 4999139)

Thanks, I have this cam working under mint with cheese.
There is no slackbuild available (that I know of) for cheese.

I think I might just go and get me a logitech, for which there seems to be good suppurt in slackware.

Raveriux 07-29-2013 04:03 PM

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14...phics/kamerka/

maybe this one can replace cheese in slackware

textillis 07-29-2013 09:24 PM

>Raveriux

Thanks! I'll give it a try.
Cheers

Edit: I checked and it was as I thought: it needs kde
packages; i run xfce and no kde, so i'll have to pass.
thanks anyway

H_TeXMeX_H 07-30-2013 02:15 AM

It is listed as working using uvc:
http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/

Check the "045e:0779 Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000". If you have the uvc drivers installed in the kernel or from the site, it should work.

textillis 07-31-2013 12:13 AM

>TexMex,
thanks for the suggestion but I seem to have options with xfce's xscan which i'm
exploring as I type

cheers


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