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i recently got a jwin webcam and I'm wondering if it will work with linux. I'm sure there is a way it will, I just don't know what to do yet.
my kernel version: 126.96.36.199
What commands should I run to show more information?
Well, it might be working already. What happens when you plug it in and run the application cheese ?
If cheese doesn't see it, we need to know more about it: Unplug the cam. In a terminal lsusb.
Plug in the cam, then in a terminal lsusb again.
The addition to the output from this command, compared to the previous one, are the details of your webcam. Tell us what they are.
Another thing to try: Unplug your cam. Plug it back in. Type dmesg in a terminal, and post the last 20 lines here.
Sorry to bump this, but I have the same issue with Debian Lenny (I might upgrade to squeeze if it's warranted, but I'm not sweating it).
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 093a:2620 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
[11508.392092] usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3
[11508.596831] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[11508.685507] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=093a, idProduct=2620
[11508.685517] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
[ 7122.243018] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[ 7122.272082] usbcore: registered new interface driver gspca
[ 7122.272094] gspca: gspca driver 01.00.20 registered
[ 7192.315338] usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 2
[ 7192.896090] usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3
[ 7193.101724] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen out of 1 choice
[ 7193.235563] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=093a, idProduct=2620
[ 7193.235572] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
I used gspca-source, do I need a special kernel module? I tried Debian's binary with no luck.
I used gspca-source, do I need a special kernel module?
It looks like you need the gspca_pac7311 module for your camera.
I tried Debian's binary with no luck.
I have no idea what you mean. Which "Debian's binary" ?
If your version of debian doesn't provide it (the modprobe gspca_pac7311 will give you an error message if it does not exist) then you have two choices:
- Try a different distro which provides the module automatically. Maybe try a live CD of a current distribution. (Ubuntu 10.04 [kernel 2.6.32-33-generic] lists that module as available, but I do not have a camera like yours to test it out).
- Download the source code for gspca_pac7311 and compile it against your current kernel's source code (more stuff to download, but it's not that difficult, error messages will help you resolve dependencies). Then you can modprobe gspca_pac7311 to make it work.
I was able to plug the webcam in and get a response in Cheese, but my problem is that my feed (or stream, or whatever it is called) is upside down. I tried repositioning the camera but I can't get the camera to stay with it turned upside down. Is there any way to get the feed flipped so that it is showing the correct orientation?