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mrgrieves
17th August 2008, 09:04 PM
Hi All,

I'm having this problem where fedora seems to be detecting my webcam hardware but none of the relevant apps (camstream and skype) are able to detect the device.

I've found an excellent blog that has been a great piece of advice for many but sadly not for me :(

http://clunixchit.blogspot.com/2007/12/fedora-8-skype-audio-and-webcam.html

Here are my details:

[root@localhost ~]# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
Bus 004 Device 005: ID 06f2:0011 Emine Technology Co.
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 046d:c016 Logitech, Inc. M-UV69a/HP M-UV96 Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 413c:2003 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0451:2046 Texas Instruments, Inc. TUSB2046 Hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 041e:4036 Creative Technology, Ltd Webcam Live!/Live! Pro
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:0a01 Logitech, Inc. USB Headset
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa | grep gspca
gspca-1.00.20-1.lvn8
kmod-gspca-2.6.25.14-69.fc8-1.00.20-17.lvn8
kmod-gspca-1.00.20-17.lvn8
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe gspca
FATAL: Module gspca not found.

The frustrating part is that it works perfectly with ubuntu which I have installed in a separate partition (altought I could also see it as good news since it demonstrate that the hardware works under linux). I've been really happy with fedora and not planning to go back to ubuntu but this issue is very annoying so any help is as always greatly appreciated .

Thnaks

mrgrieves
17th August 2008, 09:54 PM
Ok ... I'm not running the latest kernel and the gspca package was installed via yum ...

[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.25.11-60.fc8 #1 SMP Mon Jul 21 02:06:29 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

How can I install gspca for my current kernel?

loodpool
18th August 2008, 01:35 PM
Ok ... I'm not running the latest kernel and the gspca package was installed via yum ...

[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.25.11-60.fc8 #1 SMP Mon Jul 21 02:06:29 EDT 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

How can I install gspca for my current kernel?

see this link http://mxhaard.free.fr

mrgrieves
18th August 2008, 10:12 PM
thanks loodpool,

However as soon as I updated the kernel the module was loaded without problems.

loodpool
18th August 2008, 11:36 PM
thanks loodpool,

However as soon as I updated the kernel the module was loaded without problems.

as far as I know the kernel come with UVC modules not GSPCA...