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Old 08-01-2006, 09:28 AM   #1
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Spca5xx flickering green!

I've managed to install the spca5xx drivers for gentoo. loading up the module creates /dev/video1 however , when i try to access it in either gqcam or xawtv, the picture seems to flicker and goes green instantaneously. Obviously this is highly irritating and I was wondering if this is a fault somewhere in the software and whether i should try installing an older version of the spca5xx driver? The output from xawtv is as follows and I dont know enough about it to knwo whether this may be the casue of the flickering

This is xawtv-3.94, running on Linux/i686 (2.6.17-gentoo-r4)
WARNING: Your X-Server has no DGA support.
/dev/video1 [v4l]: no overlay support
v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-ledfixed-medium-r-*--39-*-*-*-c-*-*-*" to type FontStruct
ioctl: VIDIOCMCAPTURE(frame=0;height=144;width=176;format=7): Invalid argument
ioctl: VIDIOCMCAPTURE(frame=0;height=264;width=352;format=5): Invalid argument

I have a logitech quickcam messenger webcam which works fine in windows and mandriva with old spca5xx drivers.... does anyone else have the same webcam ?


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