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hexdsl
February 5th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Hi there all.

I have a webcam, i like it to, its nice.

it is marked up as...

BRAND: Woolworths
MODEL: STX-5007
VER: 021

however it does not work since i installed ubuntu. :(

when i load the 'cheese' application i get a blue line down the left of the screen and a while image that i can see moment inside (so its working on at least some level) and in the skype options menu it shows a green static (like an old CRT, but green) then if i try to use it in a calll my skype reloads. every time.

I am using Ubuntu 8.10 my USB DOES work perfectly (USB sound card + Blue Tooth + Memory key, all tested in same socket)

i think thats all the relevant information i can give you regarding my setup, have included a screen shot and would love to get this working. thanks very much.

ohgodnotanother1
February 5th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Is Woolworths actually producing webcams? I can't imagine it to be the brand.

You could try these two articles in the order I post them:
http://members.chello.hu/balla.gyorgy/balla-it/html/articles/20080723-enabling_a_webcam_under_ubuntu.html
http://members.chello.hu/balla.gyorgy/balla-it/html/articles/20081231-logitech-quickcam-messenger-communicate-ubuntu-linux-config.html

hexdsl
February 5th, 2009, 10:16 PM
unfortunatley thats the only branding on it :(

hexdsl
February 6th, 2009, 01:50 AM
tried your aadvice, no luck

i think the problem, is that the /dev/video0 IS already there, it just does not work properly...

tried the files just failed repetedly. :(

McMajik
August 11th, 2009, 05:24 PM
Hey, I have the same problem with this webcam...was a solution found for this?

If it helps, in the instructions it calles it "USB AMT Webcam for Skype," so I'd assume the make is AMT.

no2498
September 12th, 2009, 09:55 PM
in cheese click edit properties set the size down some