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Old 02-04-2008, 07:55 PM   #16
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Yes, that is true, but gspca is generic and is suppose to work with a wide variety of cameras. It may not work with mine, but then, again, it might.
So, how do I get this module loaded so I can find out if it does work?

I tried insmod, but got this error message:

"insmod: error inserting 'gspca.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module"

Thanks.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 08:23 PM   #17
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I have used the command insmod -f modulename to force the loading of a module compiled for different kernel versions back when I used dialup and winmodems. I don't know if you'll be able to use it to force the loading of that module and even if you did you will not get the benifit of udev setting up the device and you will have to do that by hand.

IMHO I do not think that in this instance "generic" means that it will work with your webcam just that it might work to some degree with webcams other than those it has been intended for and even then you may have limited functionality
 
Old 02-13-2008, 07:41 AM   #18
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Hi.i am trying to configure my web cam logitech QuickCam IM but i can't load the module.

Kernel 2.6.24-smp

Some informations
Code:
root@local:/home/user# lsusb
Bus 5 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 4 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 3 Device 2: ID 046d:08d9 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 3 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 2 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 1 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
video 0 and radio 0 i guess is my tv tuner.
Code:
crw-rw---- 1 root video 81,  64 2008-02-13 17:14 radio0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 81, 224 2008-02-13 17:14 vbi0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 81,   0 2008-02-13 17:14 video0
i have installed the package gspcav1-20071224_2.6.21.5_smp-i486-1.tgz so the module load to old kernel

Code:
root@local:/lib/modules/2.6.21.5-smp/kernel/drivers/usb/media# ls
gspca.ko
i have copy gspca.ko file at
Code:
/lib/modules/2.6.24-smp/kernel/drivers/usb/media
and i am trying to load the module with insmod or insmod -f
Code:
insmod: error inserting 'gspca.ko': -1 Invalid module format
Thanks
 
Old 02-14-2008, 02:15 AM   #19
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is your gspca driver compiled for your kernel?
 
Old 02-23-2008, 07:16 AM   #20
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is your gspca driver compiled for your kernel?
It wasn't.I guess now it works!!
Code:
root@local:/home/user# lsmod | grep gspca
gspca                 682320  0
videodev               29312  2 gspca,saa7134
Code:
root@local:~$ ls -l /dev/v4l
σύνολο 0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 81,  64 2008-02-23 16:53 radio0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 81, 224 2008-02-23 16:53 vbi0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 81,   0 2008-02-23 16:53 video0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 81,   1 2008-02-23 16:53 video1
Code:
root@local:~$ ls -l /dev/video1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-02-23 16:53 /dev/video1 -> v4l/video1
How i can use it with skype or another application?E.g in skype configuration menu for video devices it not recognises the web cam.
Select Webcam:
No devices found


Thanks
 
Old 02-23-2008, 03:13 PM   #21
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I don't use it, my daughter does on her Slack PC with AMSN. AMSN finds it when you go to the hardware configuration but if you don't want to download that, Kopete will do the same.

Kopete > Settings > Configure > Devices, If the device is recognised, there you go, if you have a video0 and video1 you should get two devices in the pull down menu, select the correct one.

HTH

Last edited by justwantin; 02-23-2008 at 03:15 PM. Reason: tyop
 
Old 02-24-2008, 08:02 AM   #22
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I don't use it, my daughter does on her Slack PC with AMSN. AMSN finds it when you go to the hardware configuration but if you don't want to download that, Kopete will do the same.

Kopete > Settings > Configure > Devices, If the device is recognised, there you go, if you have a video0 and video1 you should get two devices in the pull down menu, select the correct one.

HTH
Well thats it my problem.In configurations for devices is not recognised any device.its empty.
 
Old 02-24-2008, 09:30 AM   #23
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Ok i found my problem.i add it the user to video and audio groups.
Thanks

Last edited by hellasyoda; 02-24-2008 at 09:44 AM. Reason: Problem Solved
 
Old 06-15-2009, 07:21 PM   #24
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Help

I found this thread looking for some answers about why my webcam is not working. I run Slackware 12.2 with the huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp kernel. I plugged in a Logitech QuickCam Chat. According to a table I found on an Ubuntu page, this webcam works perfectly with the gspca driver.

I am confident that this device is being recognized and that the driver is loading. I tried three different capture programs (CamStream, streamer and webcam) and had no success with any of them.

I found nothing in my xorg.conf for video4linux. And I wonder if there is a problem with that???

$ dmesg

Linux video capture interface: v2.00
gspca: main v2.2.0 registered
gspca: probing 046d:08af
zc3xx: probe 2wr ov vga 0x0000
zc3xx: probe sensor -> 11
zc3xx: Find Sensor HV7131R(c)
gspca: probe ok
usbcore: registered new interface driver zc3xx
zc3xx: registered

$lsmod
gspca_zc3xx 50688 0
gspca_main 23808 1 gspca_zc3xx
videodev 36736 1 gspca_main
v4l1_compat 17924 1 videodev
 
  


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