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Creative live notebook pro webcam

Postby gsyman on Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:01 pm

My Creative webcam worked perfectly with previous versions of Mint, with Gloria no luck! model is VF0250, installing GSPCA driver doesn't seem to help. Thanks in advance for any ideas....
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Re: Creative live notebook pro webcam

Postby Husse on Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:04 am

Do you still have an earlier version installed or the live CD laying around?
Boot into it and if it is a USB device run sudo lsusb -v (l is a lower case L) and post he section about the cam
If it is connected directly to pci run lspci -vvnn and post the section about the cam
This way we can see what driver and kernel module it uses
You could compare with the same under Gloria - post the appropriate section as well
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Re: Creative live notebook pro webcam

Postby gsyman on Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:03 pm

Hi
Here is the readout as requested:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 041e:4051 Creative Technology, Ltd Live! Cam Notebook Pro
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 1.10
bDeviceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 8
idVendor 0x041e Creative Technology, Ltd
idProduct 0x4051 Live! Cam Notebook Pro
bcdDevice 1.00
iManufacturer 0
iProduct 0
iSerial 0
bNumConfigurations 1
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 193
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0x80
(Bus Powered)
MaxPower 160mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 1
Transfer Type Isochronous
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0000 1x 0 bytes
bInterval 1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0008 1x 8 bytes
bInterval 10
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 1
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 1
Transfer Type Isochronous
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0080 1x 128 bytes
bInterval 1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0008 1x 8 bytes
bInterval 10
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 2
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 1
Transfer Type Isochronous
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x00c0 1x 192 bytes
bInterval 1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0008 1x 8 bytes
bInterval 10
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 3
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 1
Transfer Type Isochronous
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0100 1x 256 bytes
bInterval 1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0008 1x 8 bytes
bInterval 10
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 4
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 1
Transfer Type Isochronous
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0180 1x 384 bytes
bInterval 1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0008 1x 8 bytes
bInterval 10
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 5
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 1
Transfer Type Isochronous
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
bInterval 1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0008 1x 8 bytes
bInterval 10
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 6
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 1
Transfer Type Isochronous
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0300 1x 768 bytes
bInterval 1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0008 1x 8 bytes
bInterval 10
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 7
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 1
Transfer Type Isochronous
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0380 1x 896 bytes
bInterval 1
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0008 1x 8 bytes
bInterval 10
cannot read device status, Operation not permitted (1)

best regards
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Re: Creative live notebook pro webcam

Postby Husse on Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:52 pm

The cam might not be supported by UVC - it's not found on the projects homepage
Furthermore I find that there are several versions of this cam - or rather several cams under the same name and some may be supported while others are not
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Re: Creative live notebook pro webcam

Postby pdc_2 on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:17 pm

looks like a gspca driver

Creative 214 0x041e 0x4051 Creative Live Notebook Pro VF0250 Vc301p GC303 Yes jpeg spca5xx/LE gspca v4l1/v4l2 ****

on this gspca page

http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

whilst gspca drivers were included in the 2.6.27 kernel ? it has not been a complete success; and various users report success in downloading the latest gspca drivers from

eg in post #15 on another distro, a user reports success downloading and installing the latest gspca driver

http://forums.opensuse.org/hardware/403 ... 0-a-2.html

he recommends going here

http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb

for the latest driver

and the method he described was:

This is a guide or tutorial for a all newbie like me out there who does not know anything about linux and wants to install logitech Quickcam E2500 on linux openSUSE (Skype, aMSN, Ekiga).
1-Download the latest stable driver
1- go to v4l-dvb: Summary
2- click on "bz2" on the top of the page and wait for the download to complete.
3- Extract the file in the desired location.

2- Install the driver
1- Enter the file you extracted.
2- Right-click --> "open in terminal".
3- type in the command
Code:

sudo make

(note: "sudo" runs the command as a root user so you have to enter the password and press enter)
4- wait for it to finish.
5- type in the command
Code:

sudo make install

and wait for it to finish.


3- Connect your webcam and restart your computer
The webcam will work with Ekiga, aMSN and Skype. Enjoy


posts #22, 23 and 24 talk about tweaking the colour of the webcam etc
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Re: Creative live notebook pro webcam

Postby gsyman on Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:05 pm

Hi many thanks for the information, I have tried the build from the package but still no joy. Any thoughts on what I could try next?
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Re: Creative live notebook pro webcam

Postby Husse on Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:06 pm

From the Italian Ubuntu forum I got this (modified for Gloria)
apt install subversion
In a terminal (of course enter after each line)
svn co svn: / / rastageeks.org/svn/ov51x-jpeg/trunk webcam-driver

cd webcam-driver

sudo make

sudo make install

sudo modprobe ov51x-jpeg

There were several people in the thread and it solved it for at least one of them - my Italian is just google :)
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