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    Microsoft VX-3000 webcam

    I am using Ubuntu 9.10. I have a microsoft vx-3000 usb webcam. All I get is static from it. Can anyone help me?

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    Re: Microsoft VX-3000 webcam

    Hi,

    please follow
    this posting.

    Good luck,
    zerwas
    Last edited by zerwas; December 28th, 2009 at 08:26 AM.

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    Re: Microsoft VX-3000 webcam

    Quote Originally Posted by zerwas View Post
    Hi,

    please follow
    http://swiss.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8238570&postcount=4 posting.

    Good luck,
    zerwas
    zerwas,

    I can't really follow that post. I'm sorry, but I'm a complete noob when it comes to linux. Can you explain exactly what I'm supposed to do? Thanks

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    Re: Microsoft VX-3000 webcam

    Okay,

    first we need to open a terminal. To do this, go to Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal.

    Now you enter these commands (one by one):
    Code:
    cd /tmp
    wget http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/archive/tip.tar.bz2
    tar xvfj tip.tar.bz2
    cd v4l*
    make
    Wait, until it is finished (it will finish with an error).
    Now, execute this command to open a file with a text editor:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /tmp/v4l*/v4l/.config
    Search for the line
    CONFIG_DVB_FIREDTV=m
    and change it to
    CONFIG_DVB_FIREDTV=n
    Now click on "Save", close the text editor and get back to the terminal where you enter:
    Code:
    make
    sudo make install
    Now reboot your computer and your webcam should work.

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    Re: Microsoft VX-3000 webcam

    it works!!! thanks so much!

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    Re: Microsoft VX-3000 webcam

    Now I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and VX-3000 works out of box, but only for video. The mic still doesn't seem to work properly. Does the mic also work by following this method? I just want to know before I screw up my now-working video. Thanks in advance!!

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    Re: Microsoft VX-3000 webcam

    Quote Originally Posted by tachyian View Post
    Now I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and VX-3000 works out of box, but only for video. The mic still doesn't seem to work properly. Does the mic also work by following this method? I just want to know before I screw up my now-working video. Thanks in advance!!
    Did you check in Sound Preferences> Input, if webcam mic is there?

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    Re: Microsoft VX-3000 webcam

    Wow! I didn't expect such a quick reply! Thanks!
    I'm using pulseaudio, and checked the sound preference, pulse audio device configuration by padevchooser, and the default input device setting. I DO see the device (i.e., the mic of VX-3000) in all of the above. Also, I checked the volume settings and pumped it up to the maximum. The problem is that I can't hear anything. All I can hear is a VERY week high pitch noise, and the mic volume level barely response to any sound that I make. It seems that the mic is recognized properly by the system, but somehow it doesn't gather sound. Any idea?

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    Re: Microsoft VX-3000 webcam

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeWebCams
    Microsoft Lifecam VX-3000 7.10 045e:00f5 gspca
    The built-in microphone doesn't work, although it is seen by ALSA.
    Install Gnome-alsamixer , try to activate capture, input or mic, and move sliders right and left.

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    Re: Microsoft VX-3000 webcam

    Thank you again for the quick reply!
    I followed your suggestion, but it still hardly captures any sound. The only way that I can make it capture any sound is tapping it with my nail, and even doing so, the noise is louder than the tapping sound. Is there any workaround for this type of audio problem? Can it be remedied only by a new driver?

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