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Old 06-14-2013, 02:29 PM   #16
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I'm pretty sure it's your kernel is lacking something. There is a whole 'video for linux' menu and a host of webcam stuff in the kernel options.
 
Old 06-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #17
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I'm pretty sure it's your kernel is lacking something. There is a whole 'video for linux' menu and a host of webcam stuff in the kernel options.
how would i get to the "video for linux" part of kernel options, or kernel options (sorry im a linux newb)
 
Old 06-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #18
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how would i get to the "video for linux" part of kernel options, or kernel options (sorry im a linux newb)
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.1 Download some kernel source (the debian one you are running for least effort) which should be installed in /usr/src/linux-version.
2. cd into the kernel top sopurce dir, &
Code:
cp /boot/config-version  .config
3. Run
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make clean
make menuconfig
There's video stuff in
power management and ACPI / ACPI dupport
device drivers / multimedia support and the submenus. Look at something like this
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/...08/kernel.html for a quick once over on how to build. READ the HELP to find out what stuff is. Be determined before you start this. It's not for the faint of heart.
 
Old 08-22-2013, 12:32 PM   #19
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I am not on a laptop. I am using a desktop.
I plugged my USB webcam in and rebooted.

Then ran:
Code:
 dmesg | grep usb
And got this back:
Code:
[   22.344706] input: UVC Camera (046d:0809) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-6/1-6:1.0/input/input3
[   22.345290] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[   23.800634] usb_audio: Warning! Unlikely big volume range (=6400), cval->res is probably wrong.
[   23.800649] usb_audio: [5] FU [Mic Capture Volume] ch = 1, val = 1536/7936/1
[   23.810111] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
See what you get.
 
Old 06-16-2016, 07:19 PM   #20
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Angry HP Spectre X2 True Vision front camera not detected

3 years later, issue remains, I can't believe no one came up with a driver solution for the HP True Vision (AVStream) webcam.

I have it integrated with the new HP Spectre X2. It works fine on Windows. The rear camera namely Intel Real Sense camera (R200) works just fine on all distros with kernel greater than 4.2, with a bit of tweak to activate uvcvideo module, but this strange front one is not even listed as a hardware.

I'm pretty sure if Windows can do it, why can't Linux do it? There are more devices coming with the skylake processors, including Microsoft Surface and Surface books, and lots of HP Spectre variance. There should be solution for the camera to help Linux survive on these new gen machines.
 
Old 06-17-2016, 01:35 AM   #21
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The fact That the front Camera is not detected at all means that kernel can't see it. I would start by writing down every bit of information you can get on it from windows. You need make & model, IO port, whatever you can find. It could be driven by the display circuitry or something weird like that.

There was a website on free.fr that hosted a lot of drivers. These days I think they're all in the kernel ( GSPA webcam drivers). It's not usual to build all webcam support. They might offer support. I see you've been instructed on kernel builds. First time, read the help, and don't rush the job, or depend on the new kernel. Add it - don't replace one with the other.
 
Old 08-02-2016, 01:31 AM   #22
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Unhappy cheese can't detect HP Truevision Camera

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3 years later, issue remains, I can't believe no one came up with a driver solution for the HP True Vision (AVStream) webcam.

...I have the same problem, an HP pavilion dv6t-7000 with TrueVision HD camera that can't be detected, I'm kinda sad about it
 
Old 08-02-2016, 08:11 AM   #23
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My hp stream 11 has a HP Truevision HD camcorder and it works fine (under debian jessie). Although the lsusb description of it is a bit odd. 0x05c8:0x036e - Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., LTD (Foxlink). It may not be the same device, but it uses the uvcvideo driver and creates a /dev/video# device. And it's seen by guvcview and other things. You can use uvcdynctrl to list it's extended properties. And v4l2-ctl to manually set the properties. But guvcview lets you click and point through those same settings.
 
Old 08-05-2016, 02:26 AM   #24
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There was a website on free.fr that hosted a lot of drivers. These days I think they're all in the kernel ( GSPA webcam drivers).
Michel Xhaard:
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...35-usb-webcams

gspca/spca5xx now obsolete:
http://mxhaard.free.fr/index.html

Drivers:
http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html
 
  


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