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    [help] Z-Star chipset WEBCAM not working due probe fail

    Hello community,

    I'm having troubles using this not so new webcam. I didnt found any thread that have a problem like mine. In older kernel versions the webcam started working compiling and installing zc3xx module, but as far as I googled and lsmod this module now comes with default kernel. As I can see, the module itself recognizes the webcam, but fails in the process.
    Does someone have some idea of fixing? Should I report it to launchpad (and so, which section?)?

    System information:


    lsusb
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0ac8:307b Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. USB 1.1 Webcam

    dmesg
    [ 5242.330027] usb 4-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
    [ 5242.532166] usb 4-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 5242.535083] gspca: probing 0ac8:307b
    [ 5243.403985] zc3xx: probe 2wr ov vga 0x7628
    [ 5243.536974] zc3xx: probe 3wr vga 1 0x4001
    [ 5243.737971] zc3xx: probe sensor -> 0006
    [ 5243.737977] zc3xx: Unknown sensor 0006
    [ 5243.738004] zc3xx: probe of 4-2:1.0 failed with error -22

    uname -r
    2.6.32-22-generic

    lsmod | grep zc3xx
    Module Size Used by
    gspca_zc3xx 49253 0
    gspca_main 25031 1 gspca_zc3xx



    Thank you.

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    Re: [help] Z-Star chipset WEBCAM not working due probe fail

    try this

    open a terminal type, gstreamer-properties click enter
    click video try v4l1 and v4l2
    click the bottom test button for each 1

    in/on 910 and up cheese webcam booth is/should be loaded
    look for it in sound & video

    if it came on try it in cheese

    hope this helps

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    Re: [help] Z-Star chipset WEBCAM not working due probe fail

    Quote Originally Posted by no2498 View Post
    try this

    open a terminal type, gstreamer-properties click enter
    click video try v4l1 and v4l2
    click the bottom test button for each 1

    in/on 910 and up cheese webcam booth is/should be loaded
    look for it in sound & video

    if it came on try it in cheese

    hope this helps
    Thank you for the help, but v4l1 grabs the /dev/video* that is not build due to gspca fail.

    I give up and I will buy another webcam. End of history. If you also have that problems, well, I really dont get the solution and It should be working but its not, its a kernel's module problem, and the only way to fix it is by changing it code and recompiling, which I really dont have the time to learn it and try it.

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