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  1. #31
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    Re: Howto Get Eyetoy Webcam working for Ubuntu

    to patsfan: `uname -r` often embedded in another command surrounded by back ticks (as here), returns your kernel version number - so you can reference the right stuff for your kernel.
    to k3v1nf: try "ls /lib/modules/`uname -r`/extra/" - this will probably show you ov51x-jpeg.ko
    "sudo insmod" that/those, rather than the ones in the instructions.

    kopete & xawtv still hang for me, and camorama still shows me 3 elongated images, side by side. If I take a snapshot I get 6, slightly ghosted - cropped & quality reduced copy attached, but it was originally 640*480, with the bottom 160 or so rows black

    I tried this version: http://ovcam.org/ov511/download/ov51...2-mark.tar.bz2
    as ghandi2 - I get similar errors - googling suggested replacing MODULE_PARM(whatever, "i") with module_param(whatever, int, 0) for my kernel (2.6.17), which compiles clean, apart from ov51x.c:282:MODULE_PARM(unit_video, "1-" __MODULE_STRING(OV511_MAX_UNIT_VIDEO) "i");
    which is a little different, and I don't know how to replace.

    Help please!!
    Chris
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    Re: Howto Get Eyetoy Webcam working for Ubuntu

    Hi Folks,

    I just managed to successfully install the driver from
    http://www.rastageeks.org/downloads/ov51x-jpeg/
    It works for my EyeToy camera on xawtv and amsn with Edgy Eft.

    I found that the step

    Code:
    sudo insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/extra/ov519_decomp.ko
    is no longer required with the current version: ov51x-jpeg-1.5.1

    Everything else in:

    Code:
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe videodev
    sudo modprobe i2c_core
    sudo insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/extra/ov51x-jpeg.ko
    is correct.

    HTH

    Andy

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    Re: Howto Get Eyetoy Webcam working for Ubuntu

    ive tried everything artoolkit wont install could you give me a step by step instuctin

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    Re: Howto Get Eyetoy Webcam working for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Sharman View Post
    Help please!!
    Chris
    This is the same output that i get from camorama on fiesty with my Eye Toy cam and ov51x-jpeg-1.5.1 [i refer to your atached picture].

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    Re: Howto Get Eyetoy Webcam working for Ubuntu

    I found out in repositorium ov511-source... Did Anyone try this?
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    Re: Howto Get Eyetoy Webcam working for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Offoffoff View Post
    I found out in repositorium ov511-source... Did Anyone try this?
    That is the old module. Wont work right now.

    The funny thing is that I got my Hercules webcam in the other computer that is running feisty as well, but cant get it working on this one. I cant remember what I did exactly in the other one.

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    Re: Howto Get Eyetoy Webcam working for Ubuntu

    I'm on Feisty Fawn. Just thought I'd let you all know

    Alright, here are the steps I used:

    1. I went here, downloaded the files
    http://www.rastageeks.org/downloads/ov51x-jpeg/
    (If that link doesn't work, then you might have to change the next few commands according to their file names)

    2. I saved them to my home directory (/home/david in my case)

    3. I opened the terminal, then typed these commands (do them one line at a time):

    Code:
    tar -xvf home/david/ovx51-jpeg-1.5.2.tar.gz
    cd ~/ovx51-jpeg-1.5.2
    4. Then typed these commands (one line at a time!):

    Code:
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe videodev
    sudo modprobe i2c_core
    sudo insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/extra/ov51x-jpeg.ko

    But the thing is, when I try using the cam, I get a bright green screen, sometimes with a light green rectangle flashing... Here's a photo:

    http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/6493/webcamlc2.jpg

    EDIT: Fixed green screen problem. I restarted my computer and then It worked fine.
    Heres a link I saw that helped:
    http://www.hitlabnz.org/forum/showthread.php?t=373
    It also might help people using ARToolkit with their eyetoy webcam.


    EDIT: Got the video working and the sound by using VLC!

    Step by step Instructions:

    1. Open VLC (of course...)

    2. Click "File"

    3. From the File menu, click "Open Capture Device..."

    4. Configure the boxes according to your preferences:

    4a. To make video working:
    In the box named "Video device name" change it from "/dev/video" to "dev/video0"

    4b. To make sound work:
    In the box named "Audio device name" change it from "dev/dsp" to "/dev/dsp1"

    4c. To make both work:
    Change both boxes (see 4a and 4b)

    5. Click "Ok" at the bottom and it should be working!
    Last edited by dwdude; July 31st, 2007 at 01:37 AM. Reason: Got it working ;)

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    Re: Howto Get Eyetoy Webcam working for Ubuntu

    I don't understand...how did you fix the greenscreen? I tired restarting several times...no dice.

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    Re: Howto Get Eyetoy Webcam working for Ubuntu

    Code:
    sudo insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/extra/ov51x-jpeg.ko
    insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/extra/ov51x-jpeg.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module
    Guhbuh? Which symbol is this?
    This space for rent until I can think of something more witty.

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    Re: Howto Get Eyetoy Webcam working for Ubuntu

    Never mind! Went back to an older version and it worked fine.
    Last edited by Halfling Rogue; December 13th, 2007 at 12:36 AM.
    This space for rent until I can think of something more witty.

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