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Old 01-13-2008, 03:10 AM   #1
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pwc module: my Logitech QuickCam do not work

I'm trying to use my WebCam with skype but it doesn't work.
I'm using kernel 2.6.22-14-generic on Ubuntu machine.

The output of lsusb is:
Bus 004 Device 006: ID 04cc:8116 Philips Semiconductors Camera

the dmesg:
[10651.937392] usb 4-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7
[10652.244672] usb 4-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[10652.247632] pwc: Sotec Afina Eye USB webcam detected.
[10652.526847] pwc: Registered as /dev/video0

So all seems ok but when i start
vlc v4l:/dev/video0
no video is displayed and camorama hangs.

The dmesg show one more line:
[10770.244733] pwc: Could not find suitable size.

These are settings: (setpwc -p)

setpwc v1.2, (C) 2003-2006 by
Current device: Sotec Afina Eye
VIDIOCPWCPROBE returns: Sotec Afina Eye - 730
Serial number: 0140040404040404
Resolution (x, y): 320, 240
Offset: 0, 0
Framerate: 10
Brightness: 0
Hue: 65535
Colour: 32768
Contrast: 32768
Whiteness: 0
Palette: YUV 4:2:0 Planar
Compression preference: 1
Automatic gain control: -65079
Whitebalance mode: auto
Blinking of LED is not supported by the combination
of your webcam and the driver.
Sharpness: 0
Backlight compensation mode: off
Anti-flicker mode: off
Noise reduction mode: 0 (none)
Pan/tilt range is not supported by the combination
of your webcam and the driver.
Get pan/tilt position is not supported by the combination
of your webcam and the driver.

Can someone help me?
Thanks a lot.


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