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  1. #11
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    Re: Testing for Creative/Bison Ali M5603c webcams

    I managed to install the driver, the image works but it is very dark, nearly black.

    I have a couple of suggestions to make the installation a little more straight forward for newbies like me:
    -I think I've installed loads of useless things, maybe you could include in the package an essential .config file that contains only the useful lines? One that can be copied directly in the directory?
    -in ubuntu many of the commands must be preceded by sudo
    - about step 3)
    Deselect everything except gspca/m5603c
    cd ./v4l-dvb/v4l
    make menuconfig
    the "deselect" line should come after "make menu config" line, I think.
    maybe you could add a couple of lines to explain the deselecting thing?


    EDIT: for the brightness issue no2498 suggested to install v4l2ucp, a control panel for video regulations.
    in my experience the "brightness" control makes it crash but with the gamma control I got a fair image.
    Last edited by nikio; May 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 PM.

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    Re: Testing for Creative/Bison Ali M5603c webcams

    Hello all,

    Digging this from the grave as I tried to have my Creative Live! work. I don't know if the author is still listening

    I failed to compile the module independantly for some reason and ended up compiling a whole kernel instead, just adding the m5603c bits. (for some reason I cannot change the "My Ubuntu distro" in my profile info, but it's on an old laptop running Lubuntu Oneiric, kernel 3.0.0.

    Module loads (somewhat dark immage) and my first attempt at changing brightness/contrast/whatever through the v4l control app resulted in a X crash. I'll try to get logs if needed.

    To be added in the Intallation Readme:
    - To compile v4l-utils and/or pixfmt-test, you will need libjpeg and xlibs developpment packages.

    Cheers !
    Last edited by Ubuntaqua; January 9th, 2012 at 09:32 AM.

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    Re: Testing for Creative/Bison Ali M5603c webcams

    Hello,
    I do sometime come to see what is happening.

    I have the page fault on brigthness. Will look at it. So much things to simplify this driver before sendind it to Jean Franois (gspcav2)

    Note: I have a perfect image with my creative cam as well as the integrated qtec in my Asus notebook.

    Franck

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    Re: Testing for Creative/Bison Ali M5603c webcams

    Hi, I have an Asus A6U with the ALi Corp. M5603 integrated webcam.

    Using Lubuntu 12.04 everything but the cam works well.

    Are the any drivers for 12.04 available?
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Testing for Creative/Bison Ali M5603c webcams

    Sorry for reviving the old post, but I got the 041e:4055 Creative Technology, Ltd Live! Cam Video IM Pro

    I downloaded the m5603c driver and the v4l project following instruction here: http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Ho...Device_Drivers
    I'm having trouble compiling the m5603c driver, when I hist make this is what I get:

    avraham@avraham-ubuntu:~/media_build/v4l$ make
    creating symbolic links...
    make -C firmware prep
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/avraham/media_build/v4l/firmware'
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/avraham/media_build/v4l/firmware'
    make -C firmware
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/avraham/media_build/v4l/firmware'
    make[1]: Nothing to be done for `default'.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/avraham/media_build/v4l/firmware'
    Kernel build directory is /lib/modules/3.5.0-19-generic/build
    make -C ../linux apply_patches
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/avraham/media_build/linux'
    Patches for 3.5.0-19-generic already applied.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/avraham/media_build/linux'
    make -C /lib/modules/3.5.0-19-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/avraham/media_build/v4l modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-19-generic'
    CC [M] /home/avraham/media_build/v4l/m5603c_core.o
    /home/avraham/media_build/v4l/m5603c_core.c: In function 'sd_start':
    /home/avraham/media_build/v4l/m5603c_core.c:402:3: error: implicit declaration of function 'err' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
    /home/avraham/media_build/v4l/m5603c_core.c: In function 'sd_disconnect':
    /home/avraham/media_build/v4l/m5603c_core.c:638:2: error: implicit declaration of function 'info' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
    cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
    make[2]: *** [/home/avraham/media_build/v4l/m5603c_core.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/avraham/media_build/v4l] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-19-generic'
    make: *** [default] Error 2


    any thoughts?

    thanks

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    Re: Testing for Creative/Bison Ali M5603c webcams

    Hello,
    This driver source is very old and gspca changed since.

    Espacially macros in gspca.h

    So find replace every
    err -> pr_err
    infor -> pr_info

    My Asus have been stolen, so I don't have anymore integrated Cam
    But my livecam impro is still ready to test

    Just need time to cleanup the driver !


    in m5603c_core.c find this :

    /* Turn RED the led */
    if (cam->cam_creative) {
    set_gpio_port(cam, 4, 0); /* GREEN off */
    set_gpio_port(cam, 2, 1); /* what on? button ??*/
    set_gpio_port(cam, 5, 1); /* RED on */
    } else /* for now creative don't use Qtec tables */
    cam->cb_set_default_exposure(cam);

    and try with that
    /* Turn RED the led */
    if (cam->cam_creative) {
    set_gpio_port(cam, 4, 0); /* GREEN off */
    set_gpio_port(cam, 2, 1); /* what on? button ??*/
    set_gpio_port(cam, 5, 1); /* RED on */
    };
    cam->cb_set_default_exposure(cam);

    but this driver is really ugly. I sometime work on another one.

    Franck

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    Re: Testing for Creative/Bison Ali M5603c webcams

    the important thing is that it works, I should eventually buy a new webcam, but for now this is what I got.

    In any case I still get errors on make:

    /home/avraham/media_build/v4l/m5603c_core.c: In function 'sd_start':
    /home/avraham/media_build/v4l/m5603c_core.c:402:3: error: implicit declaration of function 'err' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
    /home/avraham/media_build/v4l/m5603c_core.c: In function 'sd_disconnect':
    /home/avraham/media_build/v4l/m5603c_core.c:638:2: error: implicit declaration of function 'info' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
    cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
    make[2]: *** [/home/avraham/media_build/v4l/m5603c_core.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/avraham/media_build/v4l] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-19-generic'
    make: *** [default] Error 2

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    Re: Testing for Creative/Bison Ali M5603c webcams

    So find replace every
    err -> pr_err
    infor -> pr_info

    m5603c_core.c:402:3:error: implicit declaration of function 'err'

    If you don't do what I told you, what do you want ?

    Anyway, I think it won't be enougth, so many changes on the linuxtv.org side !
    Last edited by Franck78; December 16th, 2012 at 05:51 PM.

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    Re: Testing for Creative/Bison Ali M5603c webcams

    Quote Originally Posted by Franck78 View Post
    but this driver is really ugly. I sometime work on another one.
    If a new version is coming up, please let us know!

    Is there anything we can do in order to help the process?
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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