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Old 12-06-2004, 10:01 PM   #1
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Yoper Webcams

Hi, I am struggling to get my Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 webcam working on Yoper 2.1. The original PWC/PWCX linux drivers that supported it have been discontinued, and the new saillard driver just isn't working for me - builds just fine, but wont install unless I do a modprobe -f, and then it won't work! Anyway, I could pull a lot of hair out figuring this out, or I could just get a new webcam!

Can folks reply and tell me what models of USB webcams they have got to run successfully with Yoper 2.1? The key application I have for it is video calling, using apps like GnomeMeeting, Cphone and Ohphone. I am looking for something that is just supported "out of the box" by one of the existing webcam drivers that comes with Yoper.

Old 12-07-2004, 06:33 AM   #2
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I have a cheap and cheerful webcam - the dreadfully named "TwinkleCam" from Chicony.
It works under Yoper, using a driver from the web - the sonixcam driver. I believe it is also the same driver ( and camera) as one of the Trust models. Quality is OK - basic CMOS webcam. There is a driver in the kernel which is supposed to work - the sn9c102 driver - but it is not for this particular model.
As for Gnomemeeting - I understand this does not work yet with Yoper I have had a fiddle, but so far, no joy. It was being worked on before the Yoper forum went down - so hopefully it will be sorted soon. Typically, you will get an error about libebook.
I have been running my webcam under Gnomemeeting with other distros - Mandrake 10 for instance. For now, I use it simply for outputting regular shots to a web page with Camstream - which is a neat little app, but it won't do communication.
Old 12-07-2004, 11:04 AM   #3
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Agreed re GnomeMeeting. I did coax GnomeMeeting into running briefly, after a helpful hint from someone else on this forum, by manually extracting the rpm from an archive, and doing the install the hard way, but it only worked a few times and then it started crashing consistently. It also messed up something elsewhere in Yoper, to the point that I had to re-install to get sanity back. Now I stay away from GnomeMeeting like the plague, and that is why I was trying to get cphone or ohphone (two other H.323 clients) running instead. At that point, I ran into all sort of webcam problems, which caused my post on the webcam topic.

Thanks for the update on GnomeMeeting, I am glad to hear that it was being worked on prior to Yoper closing its doors (hopefully temporarily - I *love* this distro - so fast). Yup, I get the libebook complaint too.


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