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Thread: Webcam driver for Ubuntu

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    Webcam driver for Ubuntu

    Hello everybody..
    I have a problem with my USB webcam.
    My webcam is "sw1000" (I have no more details, not even a brand name), I have the webcam CD with the windows driver. it works perfectly on Windows.
    But when I connect it on Skype. nothing happens at all...
    and when I open System>Administration>Hardware Drivers, it says NO PROPRIETARY DRIVERS ARE IN USE ON THIS SYSTEM if this means something.
    I am on Ubuntu 8.04...
    Thank you for taking the time to read...

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    Re: Webcam driver for Ubuntu

    Hi,

    install "cheese" package for webcam and get it run. It works on Ubuntu8.04. I'm using it.
    keep
    Sumit Kalra
    India

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    Re: Webcam driver for Ubuntu

    If you don't know how to install cheese, then open up a terminal

    Applcations-->Accessories-->Terminal.
    And type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install cheese

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    Re: Webcam driver for Ubuntu

    Try using Ekiga see if the cam works/detected. You may have to work with the settings > Open Ekiga > Edit > Preferences > Devices > Video Devices > try changing some of the settings. (try both V4L and 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. If Ekiga doesn't work post the results of the following command:
    Code:
    lsusb

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    sumit.kalra999, ratmandall

    Thank you very much. I did not know about Cheese, but this seems like a very nice program. when my Camera works I'll give it a try.

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    Codename!

    Well. Thank you very much for understanding my problem. I have tried Ekiga and I can see the bouncing logo. and in the preferences, the video device is not detected.

    I have tried the command you have given me. and here is the result:

    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 06a2:6810 Topro Technology, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    Thank you so much for your time

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    Re: Codename!

    I have the same camera, and coudln't manage to get it working either. Also, post 861851 points to http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=4378
    Unfortunately, that page says there's no driver available...

    Plus, a google search for "06a2:6810" returns some interesting results (including this thread), even though I found none of them to be of practical use if you just want to get the camera working. But most probably if there ever happens to be a driver developed for this camera, that query should reveal it.

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    Re: Webcam driver for Ubuntu


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    Re: Webcam driver for Ubuntu

    ok, lets start with cheese: All cheese does is show you your camera, thats all. No drivers or whatnot...

    Second, windows drivers won't work on linux

    Third, webcams work out of the box on linux (yes all of them, there are standards for webcams and usb...)

    Fourth: Check your skype settings
    Comitas. Brevitas. Nulla ambitio.

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    Re: Webcam driver for Ubuntu

    do this open a terminal type (gstreamer-properties) click enter
    try v4l1 or v4l2
    click the bottom test button

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