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Old 8th December 2007, 08:57 PM
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Webcam not detected

Greetings to this forum
I am new to Fedora, and recently installed it for a friend on his Dell Inspiron 1721 as I had too many incompatibility problems trying to install Ubuntu with the 1721 hardware configuration. Pretty much where I was fooling around with Ubuntu for weeks, got everything working with Fedora in a day. There remains one hurdle, though, and that is the laptop integrated webcam made by Creative Technology Ltd. It isn't even getting recognized by Fedora 8 (2.6.23.8-63.fc8), let alone working. I've tried testing it in CamStream, and lspci shows nothing relevant.
Any suggestions or successes with my hardware or close?
I needed ndiswrapper to get wireless working, as linux drivers didn't work. Should I try ndiswrapper with the webcam driver? Problem here is Vista is installed, and these drivers don't seem to work with ndiswrapper. Also, how many drivers for how many different devices can ndiswrapper handle at the same time?
Well, this is what's been going through my head. Any help sorting it out is much, much appreciated.
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Old 8th December 2007, 09:11 PM
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can you post the output of:
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/sbin/lsusb
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Old 8th December 2007, 10:08 PM
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Thanks for replying. What I'm finding is an OmniVision device, whereas Vista listed it as Creative Technologies.
When I try to post results of /sbin/lsusb I get error message:
Quote:
The text that you have entered is too long (19725 characters). Please shorten it to 10000 characters long.
So am just posting what might be relevant:
Code:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. 
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceSubClass         2 Common Class
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x05a9 OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
  idProduct          0x2640 
  bcdDevice            1.00
  iManufacturer           1 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. -2640-07.07.20.3
  iProduct                2 Laptop Integrated Webcam
  iSerial                 0 
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength          705
    bNumInterfaces          2
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0 
    bmAttributes         0x80
    MaxPower              500mA
    UNRECOGNIZED:  08 0b 00 02 0e 03 00 02
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass        14 Video
      bInterfaceSubClass      1 Video Control
      bInterfaceProtocol      0 
      iInterface              2 Laptop Integrated Webcam
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0008  1x 8 bytes
        bInterval              16
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        1
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           0
      bInterfaceClass        14 Video
      bInterfaceSubClass      2 Video Streaming
      bInterfaceProtocol      0 
      iInterface              0 
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        1
      bAlternateSetting       1
      bNumEndpoints           1
      bInterfaceClass        14 Video
      bInterfaceSubClass      2 Video Streaming
      bInterfaceProtocol      0 
      iInterface              0 
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            5
          Transfer Type            Isochronous
          Synch Type               Asynchronous
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x03fc  1x 1020 bytes
        bInterval               1
        UNRECOGNIZED:  30 ff 42 49 53 54 00 01 08 01 10 00 00 00 00 00 d1 03 f4 01 d2 04 f4 01 d3 05 f4 01 d4 06 f4 01 d5 07 f4 01 d6 08 f4 01 d7 09 f4 01 d8 0a f4 01
Device Qualifier (for other device speed):
  bLength                10
  bDescriptorType         6
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceSubClass         2 Common Class
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  bMaxPacketSize0         8
  bNumConfigurations      1
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Old 8th December 2007, 10:58 PM
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Your webcam vendor ID and Product ID don't seem to show up here: http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

I'm running the gspca kernel driver available from Livna "kmod-gspca" and my Logitech Quickcam works perfectly.

You may want to try installing the gspca package as per above and see whether it detects it and enables it.
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Old 8th December 2007, 11:13 PM
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Psyclops, thanks for checking that out. I installed the driver, but still nothing happens with CamStream. It would really be nice if a Livna driver would work, and I didn't have to mess around finding proprietary drivers.
After installing a driver, do I have to set it up somewhere, for example in xorg.conf, before it will work?
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Old 8th December 2007, 11:14 PM
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Qucik google search using the product ID seems to point to linux-uvc module. Download the svn release from here and compile. http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en...itle=Linux+UVC

Use the same module and have written this post on setting up. Check this post out.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...orking-589915/

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Old 8th December 2007, 11:50 PM
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Brian,
Thanks for the links and info. The one link tells what to do in case of Ubuntu, which I've had some experience with, but I'm new to Fedora. How to download this file? If I follow advice at http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-e...title=Linux+UVC I get error:
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# svn checkout svn://svn.berlios.de/linux-uvc/linux-uvc/trunk
-bash: svn: command not found
So would appreciate very much if you could tell me how to get file and compile in Fedora.
Thanks
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Old 9th December 2007, 12:31 AM
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You will need to install svn. Not sure if yum will do it or if certain repo is needed. Try ' yum install svn '

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Acer 5100-5840 with webcam, ati, sdcard reader, sound, atheros based wireless, all working. Only thing not working is the memory stick reader.
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Old 9th December 2007, 01:02 AM
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Brian, yum did install svn, and I was able to compile and install the driver. Trying CamStream, a one of the tiny lights next to the webcam did flash, but the webcam is still not working, returning an error -19. I downloaded and untarred luvcview-20070512. However, changing to that directory and running make just gives out lots of errors. How were you able to get luvcview installed?
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Old 9th December 2007, 05:54 AM
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Had no problem compiling and installing. Post the last 10 or so lines of the compiling errors. probably missing some devel packages.

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Acer 5100-5840 with webcam, ati, sdcard reader, sound, atheros based wireless, all working. Only thing not working is the memory stick reader.
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Old 9th December 2007, 08:53 PM
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Brian, thanks.
I took the problem over to the software forum as I thought it would be more appropriate there, and got an answer:
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=174877
With that answer I was able to install luvcview and get the camera working, just like you did. So I have to thank you for leading me in that direction.
With that my driver problems are taken care of for the time being, and now it's a matter of fine tuning. I want to fine tune the video settings in xorg.conf, but will start a new post just for that matter if I can't find info already posted. If you have any ideas, please help!
Thanks to everyone who helped me here.
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Old 9th December 2007, 09:48 PM
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Glad to be of help. Just remember if you upgrade the kernel you need to recompile the uvc-video module for the new kernel.

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Old 9th December 2007, 10:26 PM
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Thanks for the warning, Brian. I guess that will apply to svn and all the development files I needed too??? When you say upgrade, are you just talking about major ones, like from 8 to 9, or minor kernel changes, like may be included in updates if I do a general yum update before installing new stuff?
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Old 10th December 2007, 01:50 AM
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he means ANY update to the kernel will mean you will need to recompile that kernel module... It's not as bad as it sounds just CD to that directory and run
Code:
make && make install && make clean
done!
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Old 10th December 2007, 01:59 PM
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check out dkms; it will automatically rebuild your kernel modules on a kernel change once it's been configured - I use it for kqemu and the r5u870 webcam module.
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