Hello dear ubuntuers.
I'm trying to make an external webcam work with Ubuntu 12.04.
Actually the camera belongs to my nephew who recently turned, to Ubuntu to see the light and, to me to solve all the problems. It used to work fine (although nothing else did), after installing the drivers, in windows.
I tried with many different applications
(gstreamer-properties, cheese, xawtv, skype 4)
and they all detect the camera in
but also the input in all of them was just black / no input at all.
The brand name of the webcam (Turbo-X) doesn't matter, as the same device is branded under many different names (usually under the name of the shop that sells it).
shows that the camera is recognized as:
I found that my webcam uses the gspca driver which lately became a kernel module.
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0ac8:0323 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Luxya WC-1200 USB 2.0 Webcam
After googling I followed some advice to try to use an older version of the "video for linux" driver (v4l1 instead of v4l2) and
gspca_vc032x 31999 0
gspca_main 27654 1 gspca_vc032x
videodev 86588 2 gspca_main,uvcvideo
Is there anybody out there, kind enough, to provide an idea that can stop me from quiting on this?
ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
Thanks in advance.