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Cheese cannot detect my integrated webcam SOLVED

Postby mscatamaran on Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:40 am

i have a dell inspiron 1521 laptop with an integrated webcam

i currently have cheese 2.24 with a crumby screen resolution of176x144 on LM Felicia (paling in comparison with what I had under XP: some low quality Dell Creative Webcam program). When I went back to Linux from XP, I chose Cheese because I remembered it being so good when I had Linux the first time (Ubuntu Hardy Heron)....

well i launched Cheese earlier today and now it says it cannot detect my camera. First I had cheese with crappy resolution and now I have no webcam. please help...
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Re: Cheese cannot detect my integrated webcam

Postby Husse on Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:10 am

You have to tell us more facts.
The minimum is exactly which Mint you have - which version and which edition (main or any of the CEs)
We also need to know a bit about all your hardware.
Run " lspci " in a terminal and post here (to avoid misunderstanding - the first character is a minor L and you copy by marking with the mouse and then right click)
Some wifi and possibly built in sound can be connected to USB even if they are internal - if you suspect you have one of these run " lsusb " in a terminal.
Also tell us if this is using mint4win or not, quite important
The ID of the webcam is important
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Re: Cheese cannot detect my integrated webcam

Postby mscatamaran on Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:06 pm

i have linux mint 6 main edition.

i ran lspci in terminal and got this: 00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
03:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03)


i dont know if i have wifi/sound with usb but i ran lsusb anyway and got this: Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


about my webcam id: how do i figure that out (if the name is just what you're looking for, then its a Creative Webcam\Dell Webcam Manager, it came with my laptop)... sorry about my ignorance with all this, its still pretty new to me.

also if i had mint4win where would i find it?
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Re: Cheese cannot detect my integrated webcam

Postby Husse on Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:15 pm

This
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

is the webcam - as you see not exactly Dell
Perhaps this will help
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... am-683767/
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Re: Cheese cannot detect my integrated webcam

Postby mscatamaran on Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:03 pm

i did all the stuff that other post said to do and it seems to be working (as well as it was before having the camera detection problems).... thanks!

but how can i increase the screen resolution? When ever I try it goes blank and freezes then i have to restart cheese and put it back to the 174x144... Do you know how small that is, its pretty much silly to try to take pictures because then I have to stretch them and then they pixelate....
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Re: Cheese cannot detect my integrated webcam

Postby Husse on Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:52 am

What's the resolution of the webcam?
Maybe that small - I know I've seen figures in that range
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Re: Cheese cannot detect my integrated webcam

Postby mscatamaran on Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:13 am

currently its at the 177x144 resolution...
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