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problem with mint 7 and Logitech Quickcam Express

Postby tehvu on Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:48 pm

about week ago installed mint 7 and now trying to get my webcam to work properly
in aMSN and others.

my webcam is Logitech Quickcam Express

can anyone help me?
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Re: problem with mint 7 and Logitech Quickcam Express

Postby pdc_2 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:40 am

if you type

lsusb


into a terminal, it will tell you the Vendor ID and product ID of your webcam; (hopefully);

if it is gspca it will show up here

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

and if UVC compliant

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

(use the FIND function on firefox to help you)

if you post back to the forum what you get
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Re: problem with mint 7 and Logitech Quickcam Express

Postby tehvu on Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:54 pm

pdc_2 wrote:if you type

lsusb


into a terminal, it will tell you the Vendor ID and product ID of your webcam; (hopefully);

if it is gspca it will show up here

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

and if UVC compliant

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

(use the FIND function on firefox to help you)

if you post back to the forum what you get


lsusb gives me this:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 006: ID 046d:c019 Logitech, Inc. Optical Tilt Wheel Mouse
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:092f Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express Plus
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0518:0001 EzKEY Corp. USB to PS2 Adaptor v1.09
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


and I found that cam from this: http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

but how about finding the right driver?
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Re: problem with mint 7 and Logitech Quickcam Express

Postby pdc_2 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:38 pm

the gscpa drivers were built into the 2.6.27 kernel but not all is smooth; from another distro, this was reported to work

"OK, I fixed my webcam problem.
I downloaded a stable version of gspaca driver then isntalled it and then restarted my computer

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

-------------------------------------------------
issues:
1- The image is dark, so you need to be in a good lighted place.
2- Can't configure the settings of the webcam to increase the brightness, gamma or autoexpo.
-------------------------------------------------
* If Skype crashes when loading the video or when testing it in the options menu, then do the folowing:
- type in the Terminal
Code:

bash -c 'export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so; skype'

- you can do an application luncher with this command so you don't type the command in all the time. "

this is from post #15 http://forums.opensuse.org/hardware/403 ... 0-a-2.html

webcams are not always smooth sailing
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Re: problem with mint 7 and Logitech Quickcam Express

Postby tehvu on Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:31 am

[quote="pdc_2"]the gscpa drivers were built into the 2.6.27 kernel but not all is smooth; from another distro, this was reported to work

"OK, I fixed my webcam problem.
I downloaded a stable version of gspaca driver then isntalled it and then restarted my computer

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

-------------------------------------------------
issues:
1- The image is dark, so you need to be in a good lighted place.
2- Can't configure the settings of the webcam to increase the brightness, gamma or autoexpo.
-------------------------------------------------
* If Skype crashes when loading the video or when testing it in the options menu, then do the folowing:
- type in the Terminal
Code:

bash -c 'export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so; skype'

- you can do an application luncher with this command so you don't type the command in all the time. "

this is from post #15 http://forums.opensuse.org/hardware/403 ... 0-a-2.html

webcams are not always smooth sailing[/quote

tried that,but my friends tell me that my cam shows only white screen
yes,it's opening but showing only white
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Re: problem with mint 7 and Logitech Quickcam Express

Postby pdc_2 on Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:57 pm

plan A is trying to tweak your own camera by asking for help on a forum; and assiduously googling by yourself;

plan B is to accept at some stage it is not working and buy one that does: UVC compliant are said to work out of the box, but buyer beware ..........

a list below that are said to work well: choose those with a green tick .......

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