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  1. #1
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    Problem with Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 in Hardy

    Hi there,

    I have a Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 and I can't run Skype and/or Cheese with Hardy (8.04).

    The luvcview program runs fine. These are some responses:

    manuel@johnson-miranda-laptop:~$ lsusb
    Bus 007 Device 004: ID 045e:00f8 Microsoft Corp.
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 004: ID 046d:c018 Logitech, Inc.
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0b97:7772 O2 Micro, Inc.
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0b97:7761 O2 Micro, Inc.
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    manuel@johnson-miranda-laptop:~$ lsmod | grep videodev
    videodev 29440 1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat 15492 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    v4l2_common 18304 2 uvcvideo,videodev

    So the device is being detected as ID 045e:00f8 Microsoft Corp. and the uvc driver seems to be ok, that's why luvcview runs fine:

    manuel@johnson-miranda-laptop:~$ luvcview
    luvcview version 0.2.1
    Video driver: x11
    A window manager is available
    video /dev/video0

    HOWEVER, when I use dmesg, this is what I get:

    [ 73.536875] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    [ 73.554804] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Microsoft� LifeCam NX-6000 (045e:00f8)
    [ 73.555150] uvcvideo: Failed to query (135) UVC control 1 (unit 0) : -32 (exp. 26).
    [ 73.556592] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
    [ 73.556596] USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0)
    [ 240.824323] process `skype' is using obsolete setsockopt SO_BSDCOMPAT

    Finally I can't get any test to work using gstreamer-properties. For example:

    manuel@johnson-miranda-laptop:~$ gstreamer-properties
    gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'artsdsink'
    gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'sdlvideosink'
    gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'v4lmjpegsrc'
    gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'qcamsrc'

    (gstreamer-properties:8648): Pango-WARNING **: Invalid UTF-8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()

    (gstreamer-properties:8648): Pango-WARNING **: Invalid UTF-8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()
    gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdmon'
    gstreamer-properties-Message: Error running pipeline 'Video for Linux 2 (v4l2)': Could not negotiate format [gstbasesrc.c(2387): gst_base_src_start (): /pipeline0/v4l2src3:
    Check your filtered caps, if any]

    The fact that gstreamer-properties isn't detecting the webcam may be the reason why cheese and skype can't detect it either.

    Any ideas on how to fix this problem?

    Thanks,
    Manuel

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    Angry Re: Problem with Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 in Hardy

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    Hey.. I'm a new Ubuntu user and I chose this webcam for it's price/feature and the fact that it was on a compatability chart for ubuntu... however when i plug it in an use different apps to view the video it's horrible chopping loosing parts of the screen and flashing colors occassionally

    I'm using the most recent version of ubuntu just curious if anyone already knows the fix....

  3. #3
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    Re: Problem with Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 in Hardy

    This is just an update with Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.04).

    I purchased a Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 based on its compatibility and support with linux that is reported here:

    http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/

    Unfortunately, Skype and Camorama do not work, but luvcview does.

    So, I downloaded the latest USB Video Class Linux device driver from:

    http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/
    http://linuxtv.org/hg/~pinchartl/uvc...ve/tip.tar.bz2

    and followed the directions for compiling and installing:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UVC

    Still no luck with Skype or Camorama.

  4. #4
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    Re: Problem with Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 in Hardy

    A follow-up from last month's post.

    After some scouring of the various forums, it appears that some people have been successful with prepending the following before invoking skype:

    $ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

    However this generated the following error:

    ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

    I am running the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 9.04 - the Jaunty Jackalope. Therefore, I had to install the 32-bit libraries of video4linux support libraries (lib32v4l-0), since Skype is a 32-bit app, from Synaptic Package Manager. Once I did this, the following command worked fine:

    $ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

    and video started working as it should in Skype!

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