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Philips Funcam Webcam drivers & installation

Postby dnmint on Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:12 pm

I have Philips Funcam webcam with integrated microphone. It is not getting recognised. How do I proceed.
I think I need to install appropriate drivers. Please tell me what to do
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Re: Philips Funcam Webcam drivers & installation

Postby Husse on Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:46 am

Precisely what webcam is it - you could use lsusb or sudo lsusb -v to find out
Unfortunately googling for Philips Funcam gave a bunch of **** links and very few useful links....
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Re: Philips Funcam Webcam drivers & installation

Postby dnmint on Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:47 am

Husse wrote:Precisely what webcam is it - you could use lsusb or sudo lsusb -v to find out
Unfortunately googling for Philips Funcam gave a bunch of **** links and very few useful links....


Have a look at this site
http://www.saillard.org/linux/pwc/files/
This has a number of drivers upto Jan 2006 , only I am not able to make anything out of it.
I am persisting because the Webcam works in XP . I would hate to see Mint losing out :) :?:

dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0471:0321 Philips
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $
Thanks for stepping in to help
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Re: Philips Funcam Webcam drivers & installation

Postby dnmint on Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:02 am

Can I bump this for help
My results for lsusb - Philips is the webcam with built in mike.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05b8:3038 Agiler, Inc.
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0471:0321 Philips
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0b97:7762 O2 Micro, Inc. Oz776 SmartCard Reader
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 413c:8103 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 350 Bluetooth
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0b97:7761 O2 Micro, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 413c:a005 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

The instructions are
Kernel 2.6 + module
- - - - - - - - -

1) download the file http://www.saillard.org/linux/pwc/files ... c1.tar.bz2
(or the last available file on the site)
2) unpack the file using the command command:
# tar xjf pwc-10.0.9-rc1.tar.bz2
3) compile the module (this needs the source of your actual kernel to
be installed)
# cd pwc-10.0.9rc1
# make
4) login as root
# su
5) In case an older version of the module was already installed, use
the following commands to delete that module, if not go to 6)
# find /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ -name "pwc*.ko*"
# rm <name of the file.ko>
6) Copy the new modules to the old ones
# make install
or
# cp pwc.ko <path to the folder of original pwc.ko module>
For example: /lib/modules/`uname -r`/{misc,extra}
# depmod -a
7) Unload the old module(s) or reboot the machine
# rmmod pwc
# rmmod pwcx
# modprobe pwc

Kernel 2.6 + patch
- - - - - - - - -

1) download the patch http://www.saillard.org/linux/pwc/patches/ that
matches your kernel
viz.: linux-2.6.13_pwc-10.0.8.patch.bz2 for a 2.6.13 kernel
2) download the linux source from http://www.us.kernel.org/
3) unpack the source of the Linux kernel
# tar xjf linux-2.6.13.tar.bz2
# cd linux-2.6.13
4) patch the kernel
# bzcat ../linux-2.6.13_pwc-10.0.8.patch.bz2 | patch -p1
5) compile the kernel as usual
# make menuconfig
# make
# make install modules_install

Translated by Rob Teng
Attachments
linux-v4l_pwc.10.0.12-1.patch.bz2
The driver file zipped These are later versions than 10.0.9 refrred in instructions.
(48.43 KiB) Downloaded 53 times
pwc-10.0.12-rc1.tar.bz2
The patch file zipped
(47.72 KiB) Downloaded 48 times
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Re: Philips Funcam Webcam drivers & installation

Postby dnmint on Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:26 am

I am adding one more link
http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/PWC/WebHome
This gives instructions for installation- not clear to me.
I will need 'dummy type' help
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Re: Philips Funcam Webcam drivers & installation

Postby dnmint on Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:20 pm

Any help - advice?
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Re: Philips Funcam Webcam drivers & installation

Postby Husse on Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:43 am

First install build-essential
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apt-get build-essential

Then follow the advice in this link
http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/PW ... eKernel2x6
note that most commands need root privileges so you need sudo in front of them
It's not easy I agree but it's what there is - read it slowly and then do it step by step. You can stop at any time
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Re: Philips Funcam Webcam drivers & installation

Postby dnmint on Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:31 am

When I type in terminal apt-get build essential it brings out E: Invalid operation build-essential
What to do?
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Re: Philips Funcam Webcam drivers & installation

Postby dnmint on Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:24 am

I installed by using Package Manager - build-essential, I have tried the link - I have the latest versions pwc-10.0.12-rc1 & linux-v4l_pwc.10.0.12-1 patch.
Getting stuck
Also on su command it is not accepting my root password. ( nothing set in mint install).
Pls advise
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Re: Philips Funcam Webcam drivers & installation

Postby dnmint on Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:13 am

aNY ADVISE- HELP?
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Re: Philips Funcam Webcam drivers & installation

Postby Husse on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:27 pm

I'm sorry - this is a case where I can't get any further
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