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Old 02-02-2009, 08:57 AM   #1
goutty
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Unhappy webcam not working


Hi,
I installed ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop (compaq presario v3000)
After installing i found that my webcam is not working.
Even when i try to install its driver using wine.
Plz help....
 
Old 02-03-2009, 04:48 AM   #2
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Installing its win driver under wine? Will this work? Sorry I don't know but as I understand for wine to use it, Linux first has to share the port with wine. So the usb (?) device should be mapped to wine's dos devices, right? Do a lsusb (for usb devices) on the cli and find the manufacturer:device_id codes and see if that is supported. OK? If it is not supported get on the webcam driver maintainers email list. If it is then try cheese for testing it. Hope it helps.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 12:54 PM   #3
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To get an answer, you should probably tell,

which camera we are talking about.

Make name please, and type no., please.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 01:37 AM   #4
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I tried to install QuickCam Windows driver qc848enu.exe with Wine and during the installation got the following warning:

Error Number 0x80040707
Description: DLL function call crashed: InstHelper:FindUSBHostController

Setup will now terminate. OK Button.

Anyone got any ideas on this.

Distro Mandriva 2009.0 Gnome Desktop

Can this Logitech QuickCam Chat v8.4.8 be installed so Skype can use it? Ekiga recognises and uses the Camera OK

[root@localhost ~]# lsusb

Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1307:0165 Transcend Information, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04a9:2216 Canon, Inc. Canoscan3200F
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
Bus 008 Device 002: ID 03eb:3301 Atmel Corp. at433301 4-port Hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 046d:08a6 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
[root@localhost ~]#

Last edited by moshebagelfresser; 02-07-2009 at 11:10 AM. Reason: Addition to text
 
Old 02-05-2009, 03:39 PM   #5
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Not all .exe work on wine, but windows drivers will not work for sure. Try visiting the site of the webcam producter, and searching for a linux driver , or searching for a package related to your cam in Gdebi.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 02:10 AM   #6
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So then it's not at all a "driver" problem ?
then please use LQ > Search ... to find others
with a Skype problem related to web camera.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/search.php

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...archid=3023695
....
 
Old 02-06-2009, 04:57 AM   #7
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Webcam Problems

Dear knudfl,

I listed my lsusb list for all to see. However what I can't seem to understand is why the Webcam works on Ekiga OK and not on Skype. I get a green preview Test webcam box. I have tried looking for a kernel that should suite the camera I downloaded a gspcav file for the Camerabut no it don't work.

Distro Mandriva 2009.0 Gnome is what I have installed. I made the mistake of upgrading the Application from 2008.1 Spring. With Mandriva 2008.1 Spring Gnome the previous Webcam a Pixart PAC2007 worked. On upgrading it doesn't. I exchanged the Camera for a Logitech Chat Version 8.4.8 hoping that it would work but doesn't. I thought may be Wine might work but it doesn't. Any ideas would be welcome.

Do I need to install a Kernel or any other Linux .rpm to make the Webcam work?

Many thanks
Moshe

Last edited by moshebagelfresser; 02-07-2009 at 11:09 AM. Reason: Typed in the Logitech Camera Model 8.4.8
 
Old 02-13-2009, 09:22 AM   #8
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Moshe:
See "Linux GSPCA driver V4L" at [http://moinejf.free.fr/] for more info on module to install and test. No, you don't have to install another kernel. Maybe just compile the appropriate module (to insmod or modprobe) with your current kernel. I've also had green screens with skype while cheese was working. So what you are looking for is compiling the gspca driver for v4l for your 046d:08a6 camera. For that you need all relevant source code. Install cheese and test it. I think this is right.
Good luck and enjoy! Danie
 
Old 02-14-2009, 04:27 AM   #9
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Just for the record:

-GSPCA is now in the standard kernel, it's included; compiling yourself may either fail or not bring anything.

-My Logitech QuickCam Comunicate STX was perfect wen I self-compiled GSPCA with 2.6.23 on Fedora 7; It since stopped working with F9 and f10 where GSPCA is integrated.

I think I moved to Slackware because of Patrick Volkerding's motto: Don't fix it if it ain't broken!

[I still have a fedora7 partition for the sole purpose of skype-ing my family and friends abroad]

Don't fix it if it ain't broken

Higher version numbers does not necessary mean a better experience!


Why not setting apart a partition to re-install the distro that worked? I _never_ overwrite a good system with a new one; I always put in on an alternate partition, and deem it "production" when all glitches are eradicated. Who should care, but you, which version of the kernel you run? Who? As long as it does what you ask it to do...

See how NEW is actually BAD here:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...u_macosx&num=1

Last edited by Peacepunk; 02-14-2009 at 04:29 AM.
 
Old 02-15-2009, 07:26 AM   #10
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Cool

For ur distro xawtv will work ur cam , install thru synaptic manager
 
  


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