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chapermann
May 4th, 2008, 01:45 PM
I'm trying for one month (march) to get working my 2 Webcams. My lsusb:

fernando@laptop:/dev$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0bda:8187 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 06a2:0003 Topro Technology, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 093a:0007 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Pixart and Topro Technology all spca5xx supported

I have no /dev/video0, it does not create.

What can I do? What's wrong? Camorama and Cheese not working. "could not connect to video device" it says.

I have build by myself a video0 file, but still not working. I have done the DPKG of Debian gspca. And still nothing is happening.

Please someone help me?

linuxwizard
May 4th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Where did you see your webcams listed as supported ? Looking here > http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html > I do not see your webcams listed. I can't find a listing of your cams anywhere I have looked trying to find which driver you may need. When searching to find a driver and to see if the webcam is supported you must use Vendor ID # & Product ID # .

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 06a2:0003 Topro Technology, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 093a:0007 Pixart Imaging, Inc.

chapermann
May 5th, 2008, 01:07 PM
Where did you see your webcams listed as supported ? Looking here > http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html > I do not see your webcams listed. I can't find a listing of your cams anywhere I have looked trying to find which driver you may need. When searching to find a driver and to see if the webcam is supported you must use Vendor ID # & Product ID # .

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 06a2:0003 Topro Technology, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 093a:0007 Pixart Imaging, Inc.

Pixart: X-eye 168 0x093a 0x2468 X-eye Pac207 Pac207 Yes gbrg spca5xx ****
Topro: Nativa NSW-205 - (Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Sansun SN-510 WebCam)

chapermann
May 5th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Is there any webcam that is considered THE BEST WEBCAM for linux? :popcorn:

linuxwizard
May 5th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Alot of Logitech works out of the box. Or Creative Labs are good
supported.

http://www.quickcamteam.net/hcl/linux/logitech-webcams

http://connect.creativelabs.com/opensource/Lists/Webcam%20Support/AllItems.aspx

A good list of supported
http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

arman.haghi
May 13th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Hey mate,

I had the exact same problem, tried everything... was getting the "/dev/video0 doesn't exist etc. etc." even though lsusb and dmesg said it was detected.

I've now got my antique DSC-350 working!

Check out my post:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4941520

and let me know if it helps or if you need help.

Cheers,

Arman.

mcs1
May 18th, 2008, 04:44 AM
Hi,
Same as the above poster. Have a ID 046d:0991 Logitech camera and it shows with lsmod |grep gspca and dmesg, but there is no /dev/video0. There are no errors but also no device? It was working ok with 7.10, but now with 8.04 is just does not show up. Tried Arman's reinstallation but no happiness
Cheers

MCS

chapermann
May 18th, 2008, 05:00 PM
Hey mate,

I had the exact same problem, tried everything... was getting the "/dev/video0 doesn't exist etc. etc." even though lsusb and dmesg said it was detected.

I've now got my antique DSC-350 working!

Check out my post:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4941520

and let me know if it helps or if you need help.

Cheers,

Arman.

Hi Arman,
did exactly what you said to do, but, still not working /dev/video0 not found.

thanks

w3rt
May 18th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Cant see your webcams in any webcam supported lists for ubuntu/linux, you will most likely have to go out and buy a supported one, if you are that desperate to have one that is

arman.haghi
May 21st, 2008, 01:13 AM
Hi,
Same as the above poster. Have a ID 046d:0991 Logitech camera and it shows with lsmod |grep gspca and dmesg, but there is no /dev/video0. There are no errors but also no device? It was working ok with 7.10, but now with 8.04 is just does not show up. Tried Arman's reinstallation but no happiness
Cheers

MCS

Hey mate,

First things first, I'm quite sure your camera would be supported, going by the 046d:0991 ID I'm taking it that you have a "Logitech Quickcam Pro for Notebooks (2007 model)", I've found these sites that seem to confirm it:

http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/

http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/cameras

http://www.quickcamteam.net/hcl/linux/logitech-webcams

However, if you look at that last link, it says that

0991 | SPCA527 | Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks | uvcvideo

and that's the feeling I'm getting; I think you need to investigate the linux-uvc driver; It's the first I'm hearing of it but it could be your friend. So is google, goodluck and let me know...

Also, I can't stress enough how choppy the 'working' situation actually is for me. I have to constantly modprobe the module on and off, so I've setup the following script for myself. Also, sometimes I have to unplug the camera's USB, run this script then re-plug it, and then maybe it'll consider working (probably as my one is 8 years old...).

So, if your driver does turn out to be use the gspca module, use this to help you troubleshoot. (Assuming you know how to create basic scripts)




#! /bin/bash
#
# Arman's DSC-350 Webcam Script

echo OUTPUT:
echo
sudo modprobe -r -v gspca;
sudo modprobe -v gspca
echo
echo The script worked correctly if you received this output above:
echo
echo rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/usb/media/gspca.ko
echo rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/media/video/compat_ioctl32.ko
echo rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/media/video/videodev.ko
echo rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/media/video/v4l2-common.ko
echo rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/media/video/v4l1-compat.ko
echo insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/media/video/v4l1-compat.ko
echo insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/media/video/v4l2-common.ko
echo insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/media/video/videodev.ko
echo insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/media/video/compat_ioctl32.ko
echo insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/kernel/drivers/usb/media/gspca.ko
echo
echo
echo If you are still having trouble then try
echo 1 unplugging the webcam
echo 2 running this script
echo 3 reconnecting the webcam




Let me know how you go.

Arman

arman.haghi
May 21st, 2008, 01:19 AM
Hi Arman,
did exactly what you said to do, but, still not working /dev/video0 not found.

thanks

Hey mate, as above, if you are sure that gspca is your driver, then try trouble shooting with the script I've setup above. It's really moody for me, sometime needs to be run five or six times before it'll work.

Each time you run it (or reattach cam), wait a few seconds, use the application Camorama to test it.

Good Luck, let me know your results.