Hardware :: Logitech Quickcam Does Not Work With Newer Linux Kernels?
Oct 26, 2010
I have a rather old webcam, a Logitech quickcam messenger. This webcam was working fine with older linux kernel version, I think < 2.6.27. The gspca driver that makes this peripheral working has been merged into kernel sources, and I think that my webcam stopped working with this merge. I am a Slackware user, and until version 12.2 my webcam was working (I manually compiled and installed drivers). If I well remember, with version 13.0 (kernel 2.6.29) the video was full of strange artifacts, and with Slackware 13.1 (kernel 2.6.33) the webcam does not work at all. I am performing these tests with skype, that had videocalls fully working before gspca was merged into the kernel tree, while now I can only make phone calls.
This are the informations given by dmesg:
usb 3-3: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 6
usb 3-3: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=08da
usb 3-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
gspca: probing 046d:08da
I've got a Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX webcam. According to this website, this webcam works under Linux; however, when I open Cheese, I get only a screen full of colored bars (like what you see on a television channel that's off-air), and in Skype I get green snow.
I'm having a confusing time with this webcam. When I plug it in, dmesg shows it is recognised and needs the module gspca_spca561
[ 6644.595789] usb 1-6: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 4 [ 6644.707379] usb 1-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice [ 6644.752736] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
However, there is no result in skype, ekiga, or awetv, although the device /dev/video0 is created. there was a kernel update from Ubuntu 2.6.24-23-generic to 2.6.24-24-generic, and the webcam magically started working, using a different module, gspca. However, after some celebration, I found that my usb tv dongle, which uses the dvb_usb_af9015 module, ceased working.
I corrected this by recompiling the dvb_usb_af9015 module, using source from http://linuxtv.org/hg/~anttip/af9015/ ----after another celebration, I found that the webcam had stopped working again, and I have not been able to make it work since, despite recompiling the gspca module from http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html. Attempting to insert the gspca module produced from this gives:
insmod: error inserting 'gspca.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module Another thing I've noted, is that the gspca module will work when I boot into earlier kernels (eg 2.6.24-21-generic).
I am running Xubuntu Lucid 10.04 on a Sony Vaio. I recently dropped $100 on a Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac, on the recommendation on the ubuntu wiki [URL].. that it would "work perfectly" in Skype. In Skype, it did nothing. No Audio, no video, light wouldn't even come on. Essentially a $100 dollar paperweight. I really think someone should correct this misleading information on the wiki.
I followed the kludge listed here [URL].. to get the video to work. By executing Skype with the shell script listed in the first post, I could get the video test to work, but no audio, and when I tried to call someone, when I turned on video, Skype quit suddenly. For the record, yes, I unmuted the device in the Sound Mixer in the top right corner.
Later on, I tested it with guvcview, and the cam worked perfectly in that program. It's only Skype that doesn't know what to do with it. When I execute Skype in Terminal I get the following output repeating over and over again:
Code: X Error, request 20, minor 0, error code 3 BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) X Error, request 15, minor 0, error code 3 BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) libv4l2: error setting pixformat: Input/output error libv4l2: error setting pixformat: Input/output error
I have a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 which works with Skype, Cheese, Ekiga, and Flash on Ubuntu 9.10 with no problems. (With Ubuntu 8.04, the video worked with all of these but Skype (couldn't test Skype as it was not available) but not the audio, which was one of the reasons I upgraded). It does not work with Flash in Ubuntu 10.04. Flash does not detect the camera though it does detect the microphone (and says it works, haven't tested it yet). It works (video and audio) with Skype and Ekiga. The video works with cheese and I can record my own voice with Sound Recorder off the webcam's mic.
I have looked at the webcam community documentation [URL]..and have visited Adobe's site [URL].. to click on "always allow". But that does not work either. Flash simply does not see the camera. The version of flash on both computers is the same (10,1,53,64).
I have two computers--a Zareason machine (no details yet) running 8.04. I also have a Dell 1525N laptop running 9.10. I purchased recently a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 Webcam. The video works on both systems with Ekiga and Cheese. I can also see the video in Flash applications (but *not* in Meebo even with the other person logged into Meebo). (Both computers are running the latest Flash plugins).
However, the built-in microphone is problematic. With 8.04, I get playback when I test it under System|Preferences|Sound--but with lots of echo. But I get no sound with any Flash chat applications. I've not been able to test it with Ekiga as the testee (a Windows 7 user) can't get Ekiga to work on his machine (probable Windows firewall issues). I haven't installed Skype because Skype pulled its 8.04-compliant .deb packages and I've not tried yet to compile it from source code.
With 9.10, the webcam works with Cheese (video) and I can get both webcam and mic to work with Skype. (Again, no test result possible for Ekiga until I get a testee). However--my Win7 testee friend says that when I log into Googlechat using Pidgin on my 9.10 laptop, a webcam icon appears next to my userID telling him that I have an open webcam (even when there's NONE actually plugged in). He doesn't see the same icon when I log into my 8.04 desktop with no webcam plugged in. I have searched Pidgin and my System preferences and see no evidence that any of these applications or my system sees a webcam that's not there.
So--how to get the mic to work? (I am thinking the simplest answer will be to simply upgrade my desktop to Lucid). And also, why the webcam icon in Googlechat even when no webcam is plugged in on my 9.10 laptop??
I have a USB Logitech Quickcam (not sure what model) and I'm trying to simply get some live video running in UCView. I've compiled a bunch of device drivers into my kernel, including Video4Linux, Quickcam BW and Quickcam Colour (some logical choices). However, I am unable to get anything from my Quickcam. Regardless of whether the camera is plugged in, I can run UCView and get a video of scrolling colors, like the attached picture.
This is coming from /dev/video0. I just don't know how I can somehow hook up my quickcam to a video device.
If this sounds like a repost, that's because it is. I'm reposting because the problem is still here, nothing has changed. It's been well over a year now since I bought this damn webcam (thinking it would work because I got indications that it was known to be Linux compatible) and I'm still no closer to any sort of solution.
I can start Cheese, press record, and get a perfectly functional video. But despite my webcam having a microphone and despite ALSA detecting it (refer to old topic) I get no sound. Just complete silence. I can't even confirm whether this is a hardware or software problem because I don't know any way to test it because no one even seems to want to look at the problem! I actually want to make some videos now, but I can't because of this problem. Edit: I just tried this with our second, less powerful PC running Ubuntu Karmic. It worked. I got sound out of the webcam. That's confirmation to me that this is a problem with Debian and not with the webcam. So why does it produce sound on another PC using Ubuntu Karmic and GNOME, but not on this PC using Debian testing/unstable with KDE?
I've browsed the forums on how to make the Logitech Quickcam Messenger webcam work. The problem I am running into is that the one and only website that seems to have the patch is[URL]...This website seems to be defunct. So does anyone have this patchfile or know where I can find it? Or some other option or work around?
[ 464.100250] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Brightness to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/2. [ 464.100262] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Contrast to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/3. [ 464.100270] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Hue to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/6. [ 464.100279] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Saturation to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/7. [ 464.100287] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Sharpness to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/8. [ 464.100295] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Gamma to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/9. [ 464.100304] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Backlight Compensation to control
Somewhy it is using YUY, but not MJPEG, although seems MJPEG can give larger resolution. How to get it? Single shot 1,3MPix technically possible, any way to do that?
Inspired by some recent posts from oldcpu I decided to grab some audio from my Logitech webcam, just for the fun of it. openSUSE 11.3 i586 is in use.
Code: > lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:0991 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Pro for Notebooks > arecord -l **** Liste der Hardware-Geräte (CAPTURE) **** Karte 0: Intel [HDA Intel], Gerät 0: ALC892 Analog [ALC892 Analog]
It works! Though I have to say that the audio quality is mediocre (to say the best). I blame it on the quality of the built-in microphone of this camera. It sounds like it was recorded in a giant bathroom.
my logitech quickcam zoom works out of the box for taking local pics and local videoshots. It's seen by Cheese, camorama, However, it doesn't work on aMSN, nor on any video-enabled website. lsusb tells me: Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:08b4 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Zoom
Is there someone around who has got their logitech quickcam zoom to work and is willing to share his/her knowledge?
I'm attempting to make my Logitech Quickcam Express work with Ubuntu 10.04.I what may be the problem but it doesn't seem to work with any of the applications so far. I visited [URL] and attempted to extract and compile the drivers but ran into problems.
incarnation@incarnation-desktop:~/Desktop/qc-usb-0.6.6$ make all make -C "/lib/modules/2.6.32-22-generic/build" SUBDIRS="/home/incarnation/Desktop/qc-usb-0.6.6" modules V=1 USER_OPT="-DHAVE_UTSRELEASE_H=1"
I'm running FC 13. I believe that the base install is kernel 220.127.116.11-147.x86_64. That is the last version of the kernel that I have installed that includes an initramfs file. Neither 18.104.22.168-56 nor 22.214.171.124-68 installed an initramfs file. Since my root volume is in LVM, I can't boot with those kernels. I saw in another post that doing a "yum install kernel" would install the missing files. I tried that and it tells me that kernel-126.96.36.199-68.fc13.x86_64 is already installed and latest version.
I ultimately want to upgrade to FC 15 because I've got a new nVidia video card and need driver 270.41.06 for fc15. My fear is that if I upgrade I might not get the initramfs files in the new versions of FC and end up with an unusable system. Is there a way to add the initramfs files for the newer kernels and/or will I have the files after an upgrade?
I've always booted Slackware with an initrd until recently. With my new installation of Slack Current (13.37), I didn't bother to create an initrd because of the constantly updating/transient nature of the current branch at the moment.My question is this: when 13.37 does go final in a few days, should I go back to my normal practice of booting with an initrd? Also, I think I understand how the initial ramdisk works, but is it really needed with the more modern kernels?
I can boot xubuntu fine in kernel 188.8.131.52, but nothing newer. When I try to boot in a later kernel, I get a bunch of scrolling text, followed by a text based login prompt that doesn't work.I've been running xubuntu on this computer since version 8.04. I've had this problem since I upgraded to version 10.04. I figured an update would fix it, so I just made do. I figured for sure when the next upgrade came out it would be fixed, but I upgraded to 11.04 and still have the same problem. I figured somebody else would have had this problem by now and posted a solution, but I haven't found one, either on this forum or even on a google search.
It's an old compaq with 236 megs of memory.I just noticed that, while ubuntu used to require at least 256 megs of memory, and xubuntu was for older computers with as few as 192, I believe, xubuntu now requires 256. Is that my problem? Should I be looking at a different distro now?
Are there any official, almost-official or maybe even reasonably stable kernel repositories with new kernels for opensuse 11.2? I recently changed my laptop for a new one which has some issues, which then again are solved in 2.6.33 (and even in 2.6.32 with some tweaking). I would by any means try to avoid kernel recompilation.
What seems like forever ago now I tried to install Linux on this Intel 82855GME chipset laptop I was given. I started off with Fedora because it's what I'm most familiar with, unfortunately the live disk would crash at GDM so I could never get anywhere with it. Even doing a console based install would crash, but it at least pointed me in the right direction, it seemed the kernel was crashing for some reason (see image)Fedora livedisk crashlivedisk-error.jpg (95.96 KiB) Viewed 695 times
I'm running kind of a mix between Wheezy and the occasional package from Sid. I've got the 2.6.32 kernel installed, as well as 2.6.38 and 2.6.39.
With the first kernel (2.6.32), my sound is normal, everything works fine. With the latter two, even using the same driver, my sound is quiet even with the volume up all the way, not to mention that somehow the available volume controls change along with this update. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar, and if they managed to fix it or work around it without just booting into the older kernel?
Is removing previous older kernels "vmlinuz", when updates do get a newer version an easy task, or do the more recent Linux like Ubuntu 9.10 do that automatically, and only keep a few older previous kernels ?
For example, if I choose to install Fedora 11, then never upgrade to Fedora 12,13, etc. Will newer packages work on the old Fedora 11, or will I have to constantly upgrade to be able to use newer RPM packages?
getting profiles to work with the newer seamonkey? I found that after the initial upgrade from 1.1.18 to 2.0.0 user profiles weren't migrated/imported, so I backed the upgrade out.
Now with 2.0.3 and a bunch of new vulnerabilities I re-installed and still can't get a profile migration.. I resorted to giving up on the idea all together, but even when I erased ~/.mozilla I still can't get any profiles to work with 2.0.x at all.
Any attempt to start up a second instance with a new profile (-P) brings up the same profile already in use in the first instance, and switching profiles via "profile manager" from a running seamonkey will close the previously open profile to open the next one ....