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Old 06-01-2004, 06:07 AM   #1
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Question Creative Webcam USB - HOWTO get it work?

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I've an oldie Creative USB Webcam with these parameters:
PD: 1001
VID: 0x41e
PID: 400d

I don't know which chip is there inside the webcam, so I don't know if the alternate solution from Mark's OV511 driver will work for me or I should just use the epcam driver. Anyway, I did not succeeded in managing the webcam to work with both drivers.

OV511: I failed to compile this because of some strange syntax errors telling me that in some lines between 1660-1670 (1667 I think) of the modile ov511_core.c there re unknown structure members...
I do have the kernel sources installed an they're propely symlinked to the /usr/src/linux names. I do not know how to fix the source in order to compile.
EDIT: Kernel is 2.4.21-144-athlon and distro is SuSE 9.0

epcam: There're .diff files only so I don't know how to use them. The kernel does not have any epcam modules even in the sources tree.

My /proc/bus/usb/devices has knowledge of my webcam as it is there listed. The kernel has usb and v4l modules load and there is /dev/video0 device.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.

Kind regards,

Last edited by sbogus; 06-01-2004 at 09:38 AM.
Old 06-03-2004, 05:27 AM   #2
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Hi ya again,
It seems noone has a clue about my problem?

It can't be anybody has no knowledge of what to do in this case...!
Many thanks in advance.

Kind regards,
Old 06-08-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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I have this camera too, I configured it using ov511 driver

I'm under kernel 2.6.6, compiled ov511 chip-set driver with success from loaded modules:


I'm using gnomemeeting with success, but I can't record any video to file.. suggestions welcome.


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