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pacdidj
January 21st, 2009, 02:18 AM
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has any insight into 2 issues I've had with a new Toshiba laptop running intrepid.

The first, which I've actually found a clumsy workaround for is a problem with the Atheros wireless card on my machine. I got the card working most of the time using ath5k with the instructions given here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Atheros
Occasionally though, the card fails to initialize on startup, and when this happens Gnome Network Manager won't recognize wireless capability on any subsequent restart until I shut down the computer, remove its battery, replace the battery and reboot.

The second issue is that the integrated webcam in this machine is not recognized by any program that attempts to access it. The only exception to this was today, after installing the latest updates to cheese and v4l and restarting, the system was able to access the webcam perfectly. But, after restarting the machine again it is no longer recognized.

Here's the lsusb output for my webcam:

Bus 006 Device 002: ID 04f2:b070 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd

gstreamer-properties identifies the camera as:

CNF7051
But, when I attempt to test the camera in gstreamer-properties, I get this error message:

gstreamer-properties-Message: Error running pipeline 'Video for Linux (v4l)': Could not get/set settings from/on resource. [v4l_calls.c(409): gst_v4l_set_chan_norm (): /GstPipeline:pipeline0/GstV4lSrc:v4lsrc2:
Error setting the channel/norm settings: Invalid argument]


I've tried downloading and building the latest uvcvideo source as well, with no effect.

I'd appreciate any feedback from people who may have found solutions or workarounds for either of these 2 problems.

See below for the output of lsmod on my system, if that's of any help.

Thanks in advance,
Phil

output of lsmod:

ipv6 314312 14
af_packet 29568 4
binfmt_misc 18700 1
rfcomm 51104 0
bridge 64544 0
stp 11268 1 bridge
bnep 23168 2
sco 20612 2
l2cap 33280 6 rfcomm,bnep
bluetooth 70820 6 rfcomm,bnep,sco,l2cap
ppdev 16904 0
powernow_k8 23684 1
cpufreq_userspace 12420 0
cpufreq_stats 14468 0
cpufreq_powersave 10368 0
cpufreq_ondemand 16400 1
freq_table 13568 3 powernow_k8,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
cpufreq_conservative 16392 0
sbs 22288 0
sbshc 14592 1 sbs
wmi 15808 0
container 12288 0
pci_slot 13704 0
iptable_filter 11520 0
ip_tables 28176 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 31752 1 ip_tables
parport_pc 44200 0
lp 19588 0
parport 50096 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
joydev 20736 0
snd_hda_intel 489264 3
snd_pcm_oss 52608 0
snd_mixer_oss 25088 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 99208 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 11524 0
snd_seq_oss 42368 0
snd_seq_midi 15872 0
snd_rawmidi 34176 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 16768 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 67168 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
snd_timer 34320 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 16404 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
snd 79432 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
soundcore 16800 1 snd
arc4 10368 2
psmouse 51612 0
i2c_piix4 17936 0
ecb 11520 2
pcspkr 11136 0
k8temp 13568 0
uvcvideo 72844 0
serio_raw 14596 0
evdev 20512 12
crypto_blkcipher 27780 1 ecb
i2c_core 36128 1 i2c_piix4
snd_page_alloc 17680 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
usb_storage 92864 0
videodev 53632 1 uvcvideo
libusual 31784 1 usb_storage
v4l1_compat 24068 2 uvcvideo,videodev
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 19712 1 videodev
ath5k 115584 0
lbm_cw_mac80211 242360 1 ath5k
lbm_cw_cfg80211 45088 2 ath5k,lbm_cw_mac80211
led_class 13192 1 ath5k
fglrx 2082944 29
video 28948 0
output 11776 1 video
battery 21128 0
button 15904 0
ac 13448 0
shpchp 42140 0
pci_hotplug 39472 1 shpchp
ext3 150544 1
jbd 66472 1 ext3
mbcache 17924 1 ext3
sr_mod 24644 0
cdrom 47784 1 sr_mod
pata_acpi 13568 0
sd_mod 45864 3
crc_t10dif 10240 1 sd_mod
sg 45408 0
pata_atiixp 14208 0
ata_generic 14212 0
ehci_hcd 48908 0
ohci_hcd 34972 0
ahci 43148 2
usbcore 175376 6 uvcvideo,usb_storage,libusual,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
r8169 40196 0
libata 200160 4 pata_acpi,pata_atiixp,ata_generic,ahci
scsi_mod 183160 5 usb_storage,sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,libata
dock 18464 1 libata
thermal 27424 0
processor 47800 2 powernow_k8,thermal
fan 13576 0
fbcon 51200 0
tileblit 11264 1 fbcon
font 17152 1 fbcon
bitblit 14592 1 fbcon
softcursor 10496 1 bitblit
fuse 68288 3

StuartCarter
July 4th, 2009, 02:31 PM
I am having the same problem with the same device.