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Old 04-13-2011, 07:05 AM   #1
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Trouble using Logitech Quickcam Easy/Cool with Skype


I can't get my webcam to work... with anything, letalone skype. lsusb feedback Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:08af Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Easy/Cool

and also, when i use dmesg | less part of the feedback i get is:
34.574085] /build/buildd/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-2.6.24/debian/build/build-generic/media/gspcav1/gspca_core.c: USB GSPCA camera found.(ZC3XX)
[ 35.183847] usbcore: registered new interface driver gspca
[ 35.183855] /build/buildd/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-2.6.24/debian/build/build-generic/media/gspcav1/gspca_core.c: gspca driver 01.00.20 registered

i'm pretty sure i have the right drivers there, the system seems to know there's a camera there, i just can't figure out how to make the camera work with any of the softare i need it for. it isn't detected in Skype Static, so I tried using it with ekiga and i got : Error while opening video device /dev/.static/dev/video0

i really need to get this camera working, or find another one that'll work outta the box... oh, and before anyone asks, i'm using v.2.6.24-29-generic - xubuntu

help? i'm totally lost... i've been teaching myself a lot about linux lately, and haven't had to ask for help until now, but i'm totally lost, and totally noob. i'ma chef by trade, so if you explain something to me... it has to be VERY laymans terms please

Last edited by ultranoob; 04-13-2011 at 07:09 AM. Reason: wanted to explain a little better than i had, added kernel version
 
Old 04-13-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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look at the link see if it helps

Thanks to the lsusb command I found the name of my camera and found a quick guide that gave me the commands to restart my webcam.

http://diogomelo.net/drupal/blog/10/...-dell-inspiron
Here's the link!

And here are the commands.
$ su -
$ rmmod uvcvideo
$ modprobe uvcvideo
 
Old 04-13-2011, 11:23 PM   #3
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I tried the link, and got:

Access denied
You are not authorized to access this page.

I then tried your command lines, and got:

martin@ubuntu:~$ su -
Password:
root@ubuntu:~# rmmod uvcvideo
ERROR: Module uvcvideo does not exist in /proc/modules
root@ubuntu:~# modprobe uvcvideo
root@ubuntu:~#
 
Old 04-14-2011, 09:56 AM   #4
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ok try this

open a terminal type gstreamer-properties click enter

click video
try v4l and v4l2
use the bottom test button for each 1
you may need to change the plugin to auto find the cam
 
Old 04-14-2011, 11:20 PM   #5
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ok no good, i'll post there results in a second...
 
Old 04-14-2011, 11:48 PM   #6
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martin@ubuntu:~$ gstreamer-properties
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'artsdsink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdsink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'pulsesink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'sdlvideosink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'v4lmjpegsrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'qcamsrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdmon'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'pulsesrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Error running pipeline 'Video for Linux 2 (v4l2)': Could not open device '/dev/video0' for reading and writing. [v4l2_calls.c(443): gst_v4l2_open (): /pipeline2/v4l2src4:
system error: Device or resource busy]
gstreamer-properties-Message: Error running pipeline 'Video for Linux (v4l)': Device "/dev/video0" is already being used. [v4l_calls.c(174): gst_v4l_open (): /pipeline3/v4lsrc2]
gstreamer-properties-Message: Error running pipeline 'Video for Linux (v4l)': Device "/dev/video0" is already being used. [v4l_calls.c(174): gst_v4l_open (): /pipeline4/v4lsrc3]
gstreamer-properties-Message: Error running pipeline 'Custom': Device "/dev/video0" is already being used. [v4l_calls.c(174): gst_v4l_open (): /pipeline5/v4lsrc4]
martin@ubuntu:~$

the problem, i think, has something to do with 'Device "/dev/video0"'... but i'm still noob, so it's just a guess, and i have no way to fix that. btw, the cam's plugged in and the light is on, and lsusb feedback is still reading it. but i think my usb ports are rooted too cuz if i take it or the mouse or the printer out, then put them back in, it won't read them without a restart

---------- Post added 04-15-11 at 02:48 PM ----------

or is it those missing pluggins?
 
Old 04-15-2011, 11:13 AM   #7
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i even get them

gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'artsdsink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'glimagesink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'sdlvideosink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'v4lmjpegsrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'qcamsrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdmon'

it sounds like you have a program open like skype
we can only run 1 at a time
 
Old 04-15-2011, 11:43 PM   #8
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ok... So what i need to know please is what i need to do... Close skype and try again?
 
Old 04-15-2011, 11:52 PM   #9
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ok i closed skype and tried again, but i still got 'Device "/dev/video0" is already being used. [v4l_calls.c(174):gst_v4l_open (): /pipeline2/v4lsrc4]

How do i find out whats using is, and then how do i close is?
 
Old 04-16-2011, 12:52 PM   #10
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you can look in system/preferences/startup applications

btw skype and ekiga put an icon uptop of the window thats the way you close them
do you have motion installed or zone minder they run in the back ground
 
  


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