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Thread: Linux driver for EasyCap USB2.0 Video Adapter DC60

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    Angry Linux driver for EasyCap USB2.0 Video Adapter DC60

    Ok I am posting a new thread because this thread was archived here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=662531

    And the solutions provided didnt work for me. I;ve tried each method with no results. I will say the audio part of the capture device seems to be working just not the video part. Here is the part of the dmesg that shows the stk driver starting:

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    [  644.067462] stk11xx: Syntek USB2.0 webcam driver startup
    [  644.067506] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb_stk11xx_driver
    [  644.067510] stk11xx: v1.3.1 : Syntek USB Video Camera
    and here is the results from lsusb

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    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c043 Logitech, Inc. 
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 059b:007e Iomega Corp. 
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e1:0408 Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Like I said it seems like the audio part of the device is working just not the video. there is no /dev/video* at all and it seems programs like camorama look for cameras there. I am not a super ubuntu/linux guru so if I'm not providing something just ask I'll get it.

    I am using ubuntu 8.04
    Last edited by digitalfiz; September 22nd, 2008 at 04:28 AM. Reason: forgot to add my ubuntu version :P

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    Re: Linux driver for EasyCap USB2.0 Video Adapter DC60

    No body? I was hoping someone could give some help even if they didnt have the answer, maybe things I should try or places I should look anything really

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    Re: Linux driver for EasyCap USB2.0 Video Adapter DC60

    Quote Originally Posted by digitalfiz View Post
    No body? I was hoping someone could give some help even if they didnt have the answer, maybe things I should try or places I should look anything really
    I have one of these to, and I think we are screwed. The original guide at http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/em28xx_generique indicated the EasyCap in that photo had an em2861 USB video bridge, however as the lsusb output and our experience has shown, EasyCAP devices with usb identifiers 05e1:0408 actually use the stk1160 usb bridge IC.

    In both cases, the capture is handled by a SAA7113 video encoder chip.

    Now, the stk11xx driver is a webcam driver, and while being able to communicate with the stkxx bridge chips, on those webcams the image capture is handled by omnivision OVxxx sesors.

    So AFAICT the em28xx-new driver has no chance of working because it does not include support for the stk1160, and the stk11xx driver has no chance of capturing video because it does not know anything about the SAA711X series of video capture devices.

    A working driver would therefor need to use (I presume the communcation protocol for all stk11xx chips is similar) the usb setup routines from the stk11xx driver, and steal the SAA711x interface code from either em28xx, linux-uvc driver, or one of the other drivers that knows how to speak SAA711x

    John

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    Re: Linux driver for EasyCap USB2.0 Video Adapter DC60

    Yeah, the DC60 is the model we have, the DC60+ (which is more expensive as it is advertised as having mac drivers) is the model that works with the above driver. It's a shame because these are very affordable and good for experimentation.

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    Re: Linux driver for EasyCap USB2.0 Video Adapter DC60

    shanet, are you confirming that the DC60+ works? I can't seem to find one in the US but they are on amazon.co.uk if it works ill be buying one because I need it.

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    Re: Linux driver for EasyCap USB2.0 Video Adapter DC60

    Still no luck and I am using ubuntu 8.10 Could anybody be arsed to login to my machine and work on it? I don't have much linux skills but I am a web developer maybe we can trade services?

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    Re: Linux driver for EasyCap USB2.0 Video Adapter DC60

    Well, if what nzjrs said is true, the only way to fix it is to create some kind of hybrid driver...

    So I guess that means we should get a developper one, they're quite cheap on eBay

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    Re: Linux driver for EasyCap USB2.0 Video Adapter DC60

    Just FYI - on this thread STK1160 support is being worked on and guinea pigs will be required soon!
    http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.p...orum_id=616182

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    Re: Linux driver for EasyCap USB2.0 Video Adapter DC60

    Does the stk11xx 1.4 driver work for DC60+adapter? If so, how do I obtain the v4l2-ioctl.h module since it does seem to be in Hardy's /lib>
    Regards,
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    Re: Linux driver for EasyCap USB2.0 Video Adapter DC60

    I've tried Hugh Mulqueen's instructions in thread 662531 to get DC60+ working. I had to upgrade from Hardy to Intrepid to get stk11xx compiled without v4l2 problems. I differed from Hugh's instructions in that I followed stk11xx 1.4.0 README's instructions i.e. $ make -f Makefile.standalone clean and $ make -f Makefile.standalone (rather than sudo ./configure && make which gave problem). I used lsmod to check that stk11xx,videodev, v4l1_compat, em28xx, compat_ioctl32 all loaded OK. However, neither tvtime nor camorama show picture or give sound. xawtv & zapping both give black screen and have to Ctrl+Alt+Backspace & login in again.
    Regards,
    John

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