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July 2nd, 2008, 05:16 PM
Dear all

I have an Amilo SI 236 with an integrated webcam.

This webcam is working with vista but under linux no.

this is the messages i got after lanching Camorama:

could not conect to video device (/dev/video0)
please check conection

and this after lsusb

stefano@stefano-linux:~$ lsusb
Bus 007 Device 005: ID 5986:0202 Bison
Bus 007 Device 003: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 059f:0c41 LaCie, Ltd
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0d62:a100 Darfon Electronics Corp. Benq Mouse
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

So it seems that ID 5986:0202 Bison is the usb device detected but it does not work.

I have followed the post


but with no result at all.

Could anyone help me?

Many thanks


July 2nd, 2008, 08:34 PM
Try using Ekiga see if the webcam works/detected. You may have to work with the settings > Open Ekiga > Edit > Preferences > Devices > Video Devices > try changing some of the settings.( Video Plugin if it shows V4L change to V4L2)

To test your webcam you can do this:
There are 6 icons on the left side of the main Ekiga window. Push the 4th button from the top (a grey round webcam). If eveything is ok, you'll see the output of the webcam. If not, you'll see the Ekiga logo bouncing slowly.

July 2nd, 2008, 10:44 PM
Yes I did.... no results....

it is a major problems...


July 3rd, 2008, 10:58 AM
this is the vista (windows ) .inf file

July 3rd, 2008, 11:00 AM
and this is the vista .ini file

Milan SPK
January 7th, 2009, 11:37 AM
did you manage to get it working? i have the same laptop (and a girlfriend abroad ;) and i really hate booting vista just to use skype video