View Full Version : [ubuntu] Microdia webcam way too bright in Jaunty!

August 26th, 2009, 03:21 PM
After upgrading to jaunty, my webcam (ID 0c45:613c Microdia PC Camera (SN9C120)) works, but... The picture it gives is even worse than before (way too bright), and.. I can not adjust colors/brightness/contrast etc. in any of the programs that offer such controls (amsn, xawtv, ekiga) also too bright in all other webcam apps (a.o. cheese, mplayer).
It works in w*nd*ws and gutsy 8.04, so it's not broken.
I installed the microdia driver per:
Gives the same result, way too bright...
It seems that none of the controls work, automatic brightness etc included... Maybe a bug in another module? Neither the drivers nor the programs seem to be at fault.

Any tips, suggestions are welcome!


August 26th, 2009, 04:21 PM

August 26th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Well, the damn thing works!
It was kinda weird how I got to the solution, but, it works for me!
I also had some performance problems with the laptop I wanted to use the webcam on, an old toshiba sattelite pro (2.6 Ghz, intel 855gm chipset).
So I decided to try this:
and decide to go for OPTIMAL configuration.
Whammo! Webcam suddenly also works okay again!?
Video performance improved!
Not sure if this is completely right, but I will continue to evaluate.