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Old 04-20-2007, 03:11 PM   #1
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deluxe web camera 1300 (OV530)


hi guys,
know i am installing my web camera, i have been taking a look at:
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/Webcam-HOWTO/


but it looks like there is a problem with usblib. When i make:

Code:
cat /proc/filesystems|grep usb
nodev   usbfs
i don't get an exit for usbdevfs; do i need it ?

i know, my camera is deluxe (1300) and needs the OV530 controller chip ... how can i get it for fedora6 ?

may somebody give me directions?

thanks in advance


hector
 
Old 04-20-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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In a console as root, what do you get when you type 'lsusb' ??
Also, can you tell us more detail about the camera? Like the make/model/manufacturer?
Lots of OV530 cameras are supported, but they are all different. Hopefully 'lsusb' will give you something like 'c53fxfd' or something like this. If it does, please post it.
 
Old 04-21-2007, 01:21 AM   #3
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well, i got this:
code]
/sbin/lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0c45:613b Microdia
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
[code]

what does it mean ?

my web camera is a gadget DELUXE (1.3 M), stylish metallic, manufacture HERCULES.
i was taking a look at the web, and i found this info:

"Hercules. stylish metallic webcam (1.3 Mpixels). works. 0x05a9. 0x8519. OV530."

thanks for help
 
Old 04-21-2007, 01:51 AM   #4
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http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html
closest match I can find is this:
Code:
Sonix 	225 	0x0c45 	0x613b 	Generic   sn9c120   OV7660  supported:Yes  jpeg 	driver:gspcav1 	***
from this list:http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html
The numbers there are the Product and Vendor I.D. numbers. There are a lot of cameras sold under different names and models, but actually have the same insides.
No guarantees, but one of the drivers on the link I put in here, may work for the camera. Depending on the kernel you use, it will be one or the other of the drivers atop the page at that link.
Again, no guarantees. Download the driver, read any instructions included with it, compile it and let us know if it works.
NOTE: I haven't seen your particular camera with the OV530 inside it; all references I have seen refer to the OV7660 series.
http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=4045
This second link claims that the GSPCA driver works for your camera, and you can download it from there.
Best of luck

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Old 04-21-2007, 02:20 PM   #5
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hi GrapefruiTgirl,
thanks for help me. The info i wrote, i got it from here:
http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/cameras/index.php

i will try to get the driver from the links you give me and will post what happens ...

anyway, do you know if i will need teh "usbdevfs" ?
i don get it when writing the command "cat /proc/filesystems|grep usb"

thanks,

hector
 
Old 04-21-2007, 04:18 PM   #6
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If you're wondering about "USB filesystems" then no, it has nothing to do with the webcam.
You will however likely need "Video 4 Linux" support in your kernel, either as modules or compiled in. A stock kernel probably has the modules already for the basic system, but you might have to make the necessary support for the camera driver itself..

Your link took me to here: http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net/ca...era.php?id=377 where I don't see a driver, but it shows the controller as OV519. The "Stylish silver deluxe" one shows a different product and vendor code than yours, so chances are, it is not the exact same camera as you have.

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Old 04-23-2007, 12:00 AM   #7
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hi GrapefruiTgirl,
i have installed gspca from your link; it looks like the driver is accepted and the camera detected, but there is something wrong because my PC was blocked (not answer, reboot required

Now i have this messages in the dmesg log:

Code:
 
Linux video capture interface: v2.00
intel_rng: FWH not detected
/home/duque32/gspcav1-20070110/gspca_core.c: USB SPCA5XX camera found. SONIX JPE
G (sn9c1xx) 
/home/duque32/gspcav1-20070110/gspca_core.c: [spca5xx_probe:3983] Camera type JP
EG 
/home/duque32/gspcav1-20070110/gspca_core.c: [spca5xx_getcapability:1189] maxw 6
40 maxh 480 minw 160 minh 120
usbcore: registered new interface driver gspca
/home/duque32/gspcav1-20070110/gspca_core.c: gspca driver 01.00.12 registered

and,

Code:
#dmesg|grep usb
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
usbcore: registered new device driver usb
usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual
usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
SELinux: initialized (dev usbfs, type usbfs), uses genfs_contexts
usbcore: registered new interface driver gspca
and this other info:

Code:
#find /lib/modules -name gspca.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2933.fc6/kernel/drivers/usb/media/gspca.ko

#/sbin/lsmod|grep gspca
gspca                 632144  0 
videodev               29633  1 gspca

#/sbin/lsmod|grep video
video                  19909  0 
videodev               29633  1 gspca
v4l2_common            26945  1 videodev
v4l1_compat            16581  1 videodev

do you understand what's going on ?

thanks for help,

hector
 
Old 04-23-2007, 12:16 AM   #8
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From that information you posted, I cannot say that I see a particular problem. But, that doesn't mean that there isn't one.
The camera appears to be recognized, the driver installed OK by the look of things. I'm not sure if/what might be the problem.
The drivers are not perfect though, and there are a LOT of cameras out there. I suggest checking around with Google for possible bug reports or other issues with the driver you are using.
Look through all your system logs for more information that might point to the exact cause of the lockup.
When exactly did it lock up? During boot, or when you tried to access the camera?
Also, you may consider trying different versions of the same driver, maybe an older or newer version will work.
Check that you have the kernel support for the driver-- not only the Video-4-Linux, but the support for the GSPCA or SPCA5xxx driver too.
Finally, the camera identified as a spca5xx device, so it would be worth the time to try one of the spca5xx drivers as well. Look for other references to the camera you have, either with a different model-name, or with a different driver specified.
Good luck! It looks like you are close to getting it to work.
 
Old 04-23-2007, 12:57 AM   #9
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thanks for replying.
the Pc was lock up when trying to use the camera with the software "camStream" which comes with fedora6. Do i have to install another sotfw to manage my camera?

well, i'll look for more info in the web and will post what happens.


regards,

hector
 
  


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