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Old 02-14-2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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Logitech QuickCam Zoom (USB)


Hi.
I'm having problems with Linux not being able to detect my webcam.
I've looked through those four other threads about the QuickCam Zoom on this board,
and followed those guidelines. Nothing works. I searched google as well, and came up with one "helpfull" match, but that didn't work either.

Could someone help me with what to do from -scratch- to make it work?
I'm seriously out of suggestions now.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-21-2004, 07:29 AM   #2
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The previous problem is (kinda) fixed for 3 - 4 days ago. Linux detects my webcam and everything at boot, but it still won't work. When i do a "cat /dev/video0" i get this output: "cat: /dev/video0: Connection timed out". I also get some "setting FPS" errors often, but not at this very moment.
Everytime I've done something with the webcam, I've booted up Windows in VMware to test if Windows at all detects it .. well, it doesn't.
Does anyone have any suggestions for this?
 
Old 02-21-2004, 12:44 PM   #3
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Try going to http://www.smcc.demon.nl/webcam/ and just read down the page... hope this helps.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 01:04 PM   #4
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I've been using that website as a guideline since the beginning. Doesn't help the problem I have now. :-/ But thanks for the reply at least.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 01:15 PM   #5
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can you give some instance of the errors you get when trying to use it?
 
Old 02-21-2004, 01:28 PM   #6
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Well, nothing happens when I'm trying to use it. I've tried it with gnomemeeting and xawtv. When I select /dev/video0 as video device and press the "webcam"-button, that floating "gnomemeeting" screen comes on. That's all. But as I mentioned before, I get "Connection timed out" when I try to cat /dev/video0. Dunno anything else. :-/
 
Old 02-21-2004, 01:46 PM   #7
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did you install the driver from the page I gave you.......and did it compile correctly?.....also did you
load the module after installing the driver?......
also did you read the INSTALL file and README for the driver?.......
just curious cause my camera works fine after the above steps......using redhat9, suse7.3, vector, and mandrake..........

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Old 02-21-2004, 01:54 PM   #8
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I used the pwc module in 2.4.23. It's the same version. And I have done exactly what was written in the page. And yes, I have loaded it. I have loaded usb-uhci, pwc, pwcx and audio (for usb). I really don't understand what I've been doing wrong.

There's nothing more to do than what's eplained on http://www.smcc.demon.nl/webcam/ ?
 
Old 02-21-2004, 02:07 PM   #9
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Well sorry but I'm stumped.....it works for me.....maybe someone else will be able to help.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 02:09 PM   #10
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Dunno about that. My thread has been standing her unanswered for about a weak++ :-P Hehe. But thanks for your time anyway, mate.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 02:51 PM   #11
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Dunno about that. My thread has been standing her unanswered for about a weak++ :-P Hehe. But thanks for your time anyway, mate.
no problem........I would just play around with the module.......try reloading it ........and see what the command dmesg gives you........its problably something simple.........goodluck

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Old 03-08-2004, 02:02 AM   #12
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Well, the problem was actually the webcam. I have the Logitech QuickCam Zoom -Titanium- cam. I didn't think there were any particular differences between that one and the Logitech QuickCam Zoom. But I borrowed a Logitech QuickCam Zoom from my work, and it worked perfectly. So the Titanium cam isn't supported by the pwc module, then? Does anyone know for sure ..?
 
Old 04-02-2004, 09:54 AM   #13
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logitech webcam with slacware 9.1

Hello,

I read the threads about the Logitech Quick Cam Zoom and i wonder how you succeeded to get it recognized by your system....

I typed the following line as root :"modprobe pwc"

Iinstalled w3cam too and when i want to make a test with /dev/video0 (or 1, 2, 3,4) there's not any device found.... I have a recent kernel, the one included with slackware 9.1...

Cheers for any help
 
  


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