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Old 12-26-2005, 02:33 PM   #1
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Pixart webcam problems

I 've been having problems with a generic usb webcam that I think is a Pixart Imaging. What I do know for sure though is that it uses a Mars chip.

I installed spca5xx which I thought would work, but didn't.
lsmod gives this output

videodev                9088  2 usbvideo,spca5xx
So I think I did the spca5xx part right.
The problem is that when I do "tail -f /var/log/messages" it only says:

Dec 26 17:11:14 linux kernel: usb 1-3: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
I am guessing I used the wrong driver, but being a newbie I'm not really sure...

Any help would most appreciated.
Old 12-27-2005, 11:56 AM   #2
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Did you use lsusb to get the vendor id and product id?

Go here to match them for spca5xx

you can also find other sites with these id codes for their drivers.

I don't think they have identified all the working cameras but I couldn't get mine to work.
It was a pixart keychain digital camera with a mr97310 chip.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 093a:010e Pixart Imaging, Inc.
I wish the camera companies would just provide open source drivers.

Last edited by cyb0rg777; 12-27-2005 at 12:03 PM.


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