View Full Version : [ubuntu] UVC Compliant Webcam on Lucid

June 20th, 2011, 09:43 AM

I have a usb cam which says its UVC Compliant. But anyhow it does not work on lucid.

If anybody is interested i can pay a good amount for the efforts required.

Please contact me at

swapnil <dot> indore <at> gmail <dot> com

June 20th, 2011, 04:09 PM
in a terminal type dmesg click enter
after it stops type gstreamer-properties click enter

click video
try v4l and v4l2
use the bottom test button for each 1
you may need to change the plugin to auto find your cam

now install guvcview try the cam in it

June 21st, 2011, 06:49 AM
tried this and a lot more, its the same. The error can be summarized as v4l is not able to get or set any properties of the cam.

June 21st, 2011, 01:48 PM
they have all but stoped using v4l1
there is a file called something like
v4l so v4l2 compat ( convert )

i have only seen it 1 time it was on a skype thread