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Crusty old Zoom webcam support

Postby paddy on Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:00 pm

Hi guys

Upgraded my laptop to Mint 7 and getting along swimmingly with it. Decided to try my ancient webcam with it but am at a loss as to getting Mint to recognize it.

Terminal output gives me this:

~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 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 002: ID 0553:0002 STMicroelectronics Imaging Division (VLSI Vision) CPiA WebCam
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

~ $ dmesg
[ 3963.206688] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[ 3963.217874] V4L-Driver for Vision CPiA based cameras v1.2.3
[ 3963.217883] Since in-kernel colorspace conversion is not allowed, it is disabled by default now. Users should fix the applications in case they don't work without conversion reenabled by setting the 'colorspace_conv' module parameter to 1
[ 3963.221129] USB driver for Vision CPiA based cameras v1.2.3
[ 3963.221169] USB CPiA camera found
[ 3963.996273] CPiA Version: 1.30 (2.10)
[ 3963.996280] CPiA PnP-ID: 0553:0002:0100
[ 3963.996285] VP-Version: 1.0 0100
[ 3963.996327] usbcore: registered new interface driver cpia

Ok, now what do I do :? I`m guessing it's not actually set up in the system yet and Cheese it.

Any help, pointers, guides greatly appreciated

Cheers

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Re: Crusty old Zoom webcam support

Postby Husse on Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:21 pm

The colorspace_conv thing can be solved by adding a bit of options to /etc/modprobe.d/options
But that file is depreciated and dropped but it probably works if you add it as a "conf file"
Here goes
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echo "options cpia colorspace_conv=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/options.conf

I haven't got the slightest idea if that's enough
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Re: Crusty old Zoom webcam support

Postby paddy on Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:30 am

Thanks for the quick reply Husse.

Added the line, tried plugging and unplugging the cam a couple of times and rebooted but still no joy

terminal output gives me this

[ 113.488171] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, address 2
[ 124.436114] usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
[ 124.602950] usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 124.605451] USB CPiA camera found
[ 125.380899] CPiA Version: 1.30 (2.10)
[ 125.380906] CPiA PnP-ID: 0553:0002:0100
[ 125.380911] VP-Version: 1.0 0100
[ 225.584163] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, address 3
[ 249.524116] usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 249.690942] usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 249.693627] USB CPiA camera found
[ 250.476875] CPiA Version: 1.30 (2.10)
[ 250.476882] CPiA PnP-ID: 0553:0002:0100
[ 250.476887] VP-Version: 1.0 0100

Which I guess is some progress :) But Cheese still tells me no camera is attached.

I`ll keep googling for an answer

Many thanks

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Re: Crusty old Zoom webcam support

Postby pdc_2 on Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:29 pm

looks like a senior citizen webcam; it is mentioned in posts from 2005 and before;

the latest thoughts are that UVC compliant webcams just work; and are not expensive;

http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/#devices

so this can always be plan B;

mind you, this guy seemed to get the webcam going no problem ..

http://www.i-hacked.com/content/view/277/42/
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Re: Crusty old Zoom webcam support

Postby paddy on Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:04 pm

Oh hell yeah mate, this thing is ancient. Used to use it with Win98 when Win98 was new! lol.

Found it when I cleared out my loft and thought I'd give it a go.

Think i'll just buy a new one and stick this one in a museum!
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Re: Crusty old Zoom webcam support

Postby pdc_2 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:47 am

good luck! Enjoy the new one !
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Re: Crusty old Zoom webcam support

Postby eddie on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:48 pm

Check this first!

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

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