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Iron_Mike
2nd April 2006, 11:43 PM
Has anyone gotten the SPCA5xx-20060402 webcam drivers to work with the FC5 2080 kernel??? The drivers look like they install fine but when testing it with EKIGA (Gnomemeeting) the test go fine but pressing the local video option causes 1 of 2 things to happen, 1 - causes the computer to reboot, 2 - causes the computer to hard lock and takes the power switch to boot it. The camera worked fine FC4 btw just can't make it happen in FC5.

StephenH
3rd April 2006, 12:59 AM
Has anyone gotten the SPCA5xx-20060402 webcam drivers to work with the FC5 2080 kernel??? The drivers look like they install fine but when testing it with EKIGA (Gnomemeeting) the test go fine but pressing the local video option causes 1 of 2 things to happen, 1 - causes the computer to reboot, 2 - causes the computer to hard lock and takes the power switch to boot it. The camera worked fine FC4 btw just can't make it happen in FC5.

The same thing happens to me. I did file a bug report about it, but haven't heard anything more about it.

Stephen

Iron_Mike
3rd April 2006, 02:53 AM
The same thing happens to me. I did file a bug report about it, but haven't heard anything more about it.

Stephen


Ahhhhh, so it isn't just me......Hopefully a fix is in the works so I can use wengophone......

StephenH
3rd April 2006, 08:45 AM
The bug report on sourceforge net is 1458653. I have detailed there my experiences trying first to get spca5xx to compile, and now to get it to run after a successful compile.

A new spca5xx dated 20060402 was released, but it didn't fix the crash problem. :(

Stephen

raoul
3rd April 2006, 11:41 AM
Version 20060301 of spca5xx driver plays just fine with ekiga, spcaview etc. You might want to revert back to it for now.

Iron_Mike
3rd April 2006, 02:02 PM
Version 20060301 of spca5xx driver plays just fine with ekiga, spcaview etc. You might want to revert back to it for now.

Tried that one, even went back to 20060202 release, same hang job worked fine with FC4 just hangs with FC5....

StephenH
3rd April 2006, 05:24 PM
Version 20060301 of spca5xx driver plays just fine with ekiga, spcaview etc. You might want to revert back to it for now.

20060301 had one difference between it and 20060402 or the earlier drivers. This time, it didn't cause the system to immediately reboot. Instead, it just locked up at the desktop, and I had to use the reset button to reboot.

I am trying to use it with a Logitech QuickCam IM 0x46d 0x8a0 (as reported by the hardware browser) 0x046d 0x08a0 (as listed in the spca5xx docs).

I also have the NVidia drivers installed. I don't know if that is contributing to the problem, but I am about to load FC5 on my laptop. I'll try the camera and spca5xx on it. For now, I am giving up on it for the destop. :(

Stephen

raoul
4th April 2006, 02:27 AM
I really do not know what's wrong and I haven't searched about it since I had no problems. I have an old Creative PC-CAM 750 which seems to work fine.

One question though: Does the computer reboot while running Ekiga as a normal user or as root?

Iron_Mike
4th April 2006, 02:41 AM
As a normal user, tried it both ways

StephenH
4th April 2006, 08:49 AM
I think I tried it once as root, but most of the time, I run as normal user. Either way, the result is immediate reboot except for the last time which was immediate lockup requiring reboot.

I really do appreciate ext3 at times like this. I was used to HPFS, which took a few minutes and a reboot to do a checkdisk after a crash. The Journal recovery is almost instantaneous.

Regards,

Stephen

tiger762
16th April 2006, 06:20 PM
For what it's worth, I am having the same exact problem with the 2.6.16-2080 kernel, FC5, gcc 4.1.0, Creative Live webcam. Mine also used to work in FC4. I have had one automatic reboot, the other times I had to hit the switch

bibliotecariot
16th April 2006, 09:47 PM
I have the same problem, with fc5 and a Genius 312P. Hopefully there will be a new release soon that will fix this anoying bug

Iron_Mike
16th April 2006, 11:55 PM
I's still having issues, sometimes it totally lockups the computer or sometimes I get a glimpse of the local video then a reboot. I'm also running the ATI 3d drivers so not sure if this is the issue or not, just sitting back waiting on a new kernel or new ati drivers.

gnutux
17th April 2006, 08:49 PM
The spca5xx driver works on my end, perfectly.

I'm using Fedora Core 5 w/ X.Org 7.0



$ uname -a
Linux penguin1 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 #1 Tue Mar 28 03:38:34 EST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


I think you just need to upgrade your kernel to 2.6.16. I think 2.6.15 doesn't work with the driver.

gnutux

tiger762
17th April 2006, 09:15 PM
I am running the same kernel you are 2.6.16-2080. I have the same problem as Iron_Mike


The spca5xx driver works on my end, perfectly.

I'm using Fedora Core 5 w/ X.Org 7.0



$ uname -a
Linux penguin1 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 #1 Tue Mar 28 03:38:34 EST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


I think you just need to upgrade your kernel to 2.6.16. I think 2.6.15 doesn't work with the driver.

gnutux

gnutux
17th April 2006, 09:16 PM
odd, what camera do you have?

gnutux

Iron_Mike
18th April 2006, 12:25 AM
The spca5xx driver works on my end, perfectly.

I'm using Fedora Core 5 w/ X.Org 7.0



$ uname -a
Linux penguin1 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 #1 Tue Mar 28 03:38:34 EST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


I think you just need to upgrade your kernel to 2.6.16. I think 2.6.15 doesn't work with the driver.

gnutux


Are you using any type of accelerated video drivers, either Nvidia or ATI????

gnutux
18th April 2006, 12:29 AM
yes, as a matter of fact. I'm running NVIDIA GeForce 6600 w/ AGP 4x on NVIDIA 1.0-8756 driver.

gnutux

tiger762
19th April 2006, 12:44 AM
Creative Live. It is discovered correctly when the spca5xx kernel module is loaded.


odd, what camera do you have?

gnutux

highestblue
19th April 2006, 05:16 AM
I'm having trouble setting up the spca5xx driver as well. I'm using FC5 x86_64 with kernel version 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5. And my webcam is Logitech QuickCam Chat.
Here's what I am getting,

[root@localhost src]# cd /usr/local/src/spca5xx-20060402
[root@localhost spca5xx-20060402]# make clean
rm -r -f drivers/usb/*.o drivers/usb/.spcadecoder.o.cmd \
drivers/usb/.spca5xx.o.cmd *.o *.ko *.mod.* .[a-z]* core *.i
[root@localhost spca5xx-20060402]# make
Building SPCA5XX driver for 2.5/2.6 kernel.
Remember: you must have read/write access to your kernel source tree.
make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build SUBDIRS=/usr/local/src/spca5xx-20060402 CC=cc modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.16-1.2080_FC5/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [default] Error 2
[root@localhost spca5xx-20060402]#
[root@localhost spca5xx-20060402]# make install
mkdir -p /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb/media/
rm -f /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb/media/spca50x.ko
rm -f /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb/media/et61x.ko
install -c -m 0644 spca5xx.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb/media/
install: cannot stat `spca5xx.ko': No such file or directory
make: *** [install] Error 1

I think it's probably because I didn't compile the driver properly to kernel. Can someone help me out?

Iron_Mike
20th April 2006, 12:05 AM
I's still having issues, sometimes it totally lockups the computer or sometimes I get a glimpse of the local video then a reboot. I'm also running the ATI 3d drivers so not sure if this is the issue or not, just sitting back waiting on a new kernel or new ati drivers.

Same issues with the new kernel release 2096 and with the Livna ATI drivers completely removed. Trying EKIGA, all internal checks pass, but causes a system reboot when hitting the local video button.

tiger762
30th April 2006, 03:16 AM
No one else is having this problem?

jabberwauki
1st May 2006, 11:07 AM
Hello,
It looks like there is a new version of the spca5xx driver available.
However, it results in the same problem that you (and me) are facing - system freezing or booting - with the spca5xx on FC5.

Let me know if anybody gets it to work for them.

2.6.16-1.2096_FC5


btw, does anybody know what causes this 'reboot' to happen? Looks like something serious where an incompatible / wrong driver can just make your system blink like that. Nothing shows up in my /var/log/messages.

Iron_Mike
1st May 2006, 02:21 PM
Same issues here with the new Spca5xx-20060501 drivers, sames lockups.

jabberwauki
1st May 2006, 03:18 PM
well, then how do we request the owner / team to test with fc5 / same kernel version as ours and come out with a fix? Or is it that the fix is already in the press and we await in eager anticipation for it to come out?
:)

StephenH
1st May 2006, 07:18 PM
I certainly hope so. I tried with the April release, using the GCC 3.2 compatabilitiy files specified in another thread. This time, I got about 4 seconds of video before the computer rebooted. I am wondering if it isn't in part the hardware interaction since it appears that some people have success while others like me experience the reboot.

Stephen

tiger762
20th June 2006, 11:59 AM
Has no one gotten this P.O.S. driver to work? Over here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=2202266#post2202266 someone claims to have found a fix. It didn't do anything but give me an opportunity to reboot the machine, again.

tiger762
13th July 2006, 04:13 AM
Take out the -O2 in the Makefile. make clean, make, make install. I am now able to use ekiga. Ekiga froze on my once this evening, but the rest of the system was fine. It's a shame that optimization doesn't work (for now). I am just happy to finally have it working!


Has no one gotten this P.O.S. driver to work? Over here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=2202266#post2202266 someone claims to have found a fix. It didn't do anything but give me an opportunity to reboot the machine, again.

Antifreeze
18th August 2006, 04:10 AM
I have the logitech quickcam IM, 0x8a0. The spca5xx drivers cause lockups or re-boots when I activate the cam, however they work just fine with my intel create and share cs330, so the problem is isolated to aspects of the driver that are used with the Logitech cameras.

I would like to know which cam Tiger762 has (Please post the lsusb results) since re-compiling without the optimization (-O2) cflags still results in the same lockup / reboots, at least for the 0x8a0 hardware.

Has anyone managed to get the 0x8a0 hardware to operate on kernel 2.6.17-1.2174? if so, how?

Thanks!

roz
25th September 2006, 03:51 AM
I just got home with my shiny new Creative Webcam Live! and have found similar results. In my case my machine completely hangs requiring a hard reset. Has anyone been able to get around this problem?

Specs:
Webcam: 041e:4036 Creative Technology, Ltd Webcam Live!/Live! Pro
kernel: 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5
spca5xx: spca5xx-20060501

On a side note: I'm extremely frustrated with Webcams in Linux! Can anyone suggest a midrange ~50 webcam that will work?

StephenH
25th September 2006, 11:31 AM
I just got home with my shiny new Creative Webcam Live! and have found similar results. In my case my machine completely hangs requiring a hard reset. Has anyone been able to get around this problem?

Specs:
Webcam: 041e:4036 Creative Technology, Ltd Webcam Live!/Live! Pro
kernel: 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5
spca5xx: spca5xx-20060501

On a side note: I'm extremely frustrated with Webcams in Linux! Can anyone suggest a midrange ~50 webcam that will work?
I gave up on spca5xx. I did see information on GSPCA in this thread:

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=121815&highlight=gspca

I just installed it last night according to the instructions, and now my Creative Webcam is finally working without causing immediate reboots. :D Hopefully, it may prove the cure to your problem as well.

Stephen

Iron_Mike
25th September 2006, 12:56 PM
Couldn't get the GSPCA drivers to work with FC6 Test 3 so it is back to square 1. Waiting on new release of the drivers to test....

roz
26th September 2006, 03:57 AM
I gave up on spca5xx. I did see information on GSPCA in this thread:

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=121815&highlight=gspca

I just installed it last night according to the instructions, and now my Creative Webcam is finally working without causing immediate reboots. :D Hopefully, it may prove the cure to your problem as well.

Stephen
Stephen,

Thanks for the heads up! I tried GSPCA and it worked for me with two different cameras.

Creative Webcam Live:
ID 041e:4036 Creative Technology, Ltd Webcam Live!/Live! Pro

Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX
ID 046d:08d7 Logitech, Inc.

Note that for the Logitech quickcam STX, the device ID did not match the one in the driver (0x08ad) so I had to edit the entries in gspca_core.c before I could get it to work.

roZ

couran
26th September 2006, 04:05 PM
Hi all,

I have:
Logitech Quickcam Communicate STX
ID 046d:08ad Logitech, Inc.

working with FC5 and recent kernel (2.6.17-1.2187_FC5) using rpms downloaded from atrpms.

Still, to avoid "unknown symbol" when loading the driver I have to do things in a particular order to get things started.
First plug in the webcam, then insmod /lib/modules/ ......../spca5xx.ko and then start ekiga.

You need two rpms from atrpms: the spca5xx and matching spca5xx-kmdl....

This is working for me, despite concerns about rpms from some sources.

Give them a try.

Ken.

Addition:

Alternatively, as indicated near the end of this thread,

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=121815&highlight=spca5xx

You can avoid the "unknown symbol..." message when you modprobe spca5xx:

Once you have installed the rpms,
remove the spca5xx lines from /etc/modprobe.conf
and you should be able to simply plug in the device to have it start.
Then start Ekiga.