View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Webcam issues - Third thread :) Keep on truckin!

July 22nd, 2008, 06:11 AM
So this is my third thread about webcams, Same problem, but i'm wiser for it. ( or so i comfort myself)
Anyway, I've been digging around looking for a driver for my MSI Starcam 370i usb webcam
With help i was able to load both gspca and ov511, and then the cam worked.... once.
Since then nothing. I've also come across the Generic Microdia-SN9CXXX Video4Linux1 & Video4Linux2 driver.
Which can be found here:


But tis both for a previous version of Ubuntu and is i386. I use AMD64. I half heartedly attempted forcing architecture but I didn't really expect it to work and it didn't.

So! any obscure (stable) drivers that you have a link to ? any patches for gspca or ov511 ? Any ideas on turning my pretty lil webcam into a wonderful desktop ornament that both enhances the lighting and lends depth to this little corner of my room ?

Any posts welcome.

Thanks guys....

July 23rd, 2008, 11:18 PM
There are many tools in synaptic to help with webcams, like cheese and Webcam monitor.

Good Luck :)

July 24th, 2008, 05:58 PM
There are many tools in synaptic to help with webcams, like cheese and Webcam monitor.

Good Luck :)

Thanks man,
But i think my problem is at the driver level, i have cheese installed and all i get is static. Also Ekiga and Skype, no webcam functionality.
I just upgraded to kernel 20 and now in cheese i see the little gnome foot doing the toe thing so some hope....

July 24th, 2008, 06:10 PM

This works out the box.

Nearly all webcams have an issue with the mic though.

Or this might help.

July 24th, 2008, 06:34 PM
So many projects. Talented programmers using time that could otherwise be spent on the main OS architecture. Why won't these hardware manufacturers just give us linux ready drivers ?

July 28th, 2008, 11:39 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions and help, I installed camorama and now it works. Image is quite dark though. but at least i know it works now.