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Old 10-11-2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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"cheese" capturing working a lot better under Ubuntu than Fedora

I am trying to use the "cheese" program in Gnome to capture video and audio from my webcam under Fedora 9. The webcam is a Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000. Under Fedora 9, I have occasionally been able to capture a video but never any audio. A lot of time, it doesn't work. I have also tried using the webcam under Ubuntu 8.04. This works much better. I can capture both the video and the audio. However, I do need to crash the app to stop the video recording. Also, I did not install the webcam drivers myself. I let the cheese app install the drivers. Under Fedora, the cheese program is version 2.22.1. Under unbuntu, the version is 2.22.3. I noticed that version 2.24 is available, but I have had trouble getting this version to install. Do you think it is the version of the software? Is it the webcam driver. I do not know what driver is installed under either OS.
Old 10-12-2008, 11:50 AM   #2
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Mixer Settings?

Maybe it is the driver.

See output of lsmod

#su -c lspci--vvv

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Old 10-14-2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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I did not find lspci under ubuntu. I did find lsmod. The results for lsmod under fedora and ubuntu are a lot different. Since it is a usb webcam, I grepped on "usb" Below are the results for each distribution


snd_usb_audio 83936 1
snd_usb_lib 18432 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_usb_audio
hci_usb 16540 2
bluetooth 61156 7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
snd_rawmidi 25760 3 snd_usb_lib,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
snd_pcm 78596 5 snd_usb_audio,snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd 56996 24 snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,snd_hwdep,snd_via82xx,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_dummy,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_ ac97_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_devic e
usbcore 146028 7 uvcvideo,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,hci_usb,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd

snd_usb_audio 78208 2
snd_usb_lib 17920 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_usb_audio
hci_usb 16284 2
bluetooth 47588 8 bnep,rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
snd_rawmidi 22400 2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_usb_lib
snd_pcm 67076 5 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss
snd 48312 24 snd_via82xx,snd_via82xx_modem,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_ac97_codec,snd_seq,snd_usb_audio,snd_mpu 401_uart,snd_usb_lib,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_hwdep,snd_time r

Since the webcam is usb, I also ran lsusb on fedora. Again, I didn't find this command under ubuntu. The output is more than 1,500 lines. Are you interested in seeing that?


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