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Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby dnmint on Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:47 pm

I have a Dell D420 Latitude Laptop.
I have XP Pro as Host & Elyssa as Guest in Virtual Box since 21st June, barely 24 hrs. I intend a full switch over after I learn to use Mint
I am able to do most of the things. What I am not comprehending are
    I am not able to activate my Mike & Playback. When I try Sound recorder to test them I get no records or play back.
    I do not know how to activate my Philips Fun cam in Mint
    I need both to use Skype video chats & conferencing.
I am new to Linux ( Ubuntu 15 days & Mint 1 day. Please give me 'dummy type instructions
Thanks in advance
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby MagnusB on Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:48 am

I guess this is a driver issue. We need a bit more information, please post the output of lsusb . I guess you have a integrated camera and microphone, so get one working will hopefully get both to work.
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby dnmint on Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:41 am

MagnusB wrote:I guess this is a driver issue. We need a bit more information, please post the output of lsusb . I guess you have a integrated camera and microphone, so get one working will hopefully get both to work.

Philips Funcam has integrated camera & microphone.

I am giving below outputs
Thanks.
In lspci USB controller is there. see output below
dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma] (rev 02)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II]
00:01.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 40)
00:04.0 System peripheral: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Guest Service
00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:06.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Intrepid USB
00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller


I have rechecked thru Package Manager that 'usbutils' are installed.
In the virtual box when I try to mount webcam I get the following message

USB device 'USB camera' with UUID {c21966a6-d2e6-406b-add9-7cb5cb743228} is busy with a previous request. Please try again later.
Result Code:
E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057)
Component:
HostUSBDevice
Interface:
IHostUSBDevice {173b4b44-d268-4334-a00d-b6521c9a740a}
Callee:
IConsole {d5a1cbda-f5d7-4824-9afe-d640c94c7dcf}
I do not understand what this means.
My usb mouse is working well.
I have downloaded the driver for Philipos Funcam on Desktop pwc-10.0.12-rc1.tar.bz2 ( available from http://www.saillard.org/linux/pwc/files/
I extracted it but not able to install it.
Any advice is welcome. As I use Skype extensively, not having webcam - voice chat would be a problem for my total migration to Mint
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby MagnusB on Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:44 am

Sorry, I wasn't reading your post properly, I thought you were using XP as guest. When it comes to virtual machines, a great tool, but no good for checking hardware compatibility. I would suggest you run a live session to check if your camera and mic is working, as the virtual machine use virtual hardware and not your actual hardware.
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby dnmint on Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:42 pm

MagnusB wrote:Sorry, I wasn't reading your post properly, I thought you were using XP as guest. When it comes to virtual machines, a great tool, but no good for checking hardware compatibility. I would suggest you run a live session to check if your camera and mic is working, as the virtual machine use virtual hardware and not your actual hardware.

I just restarted VBox & Mint .
Mounted the web cam, it got mounted
the terminal shoes
dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0471:0321 Philips
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $

Therfore the Camera is recognised. Now I have to install driver from the Desktop pwc-10.0.12-rc1.tar.bz2
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby MagnusB on Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:26 pm

pwc should be included, try downloading cheese or camorama, to see if it is supported:
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sudo aptitude install cheese
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby dnmint on Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:08 pm

MagnusB wrote:pwc should be included, try downloading cheese or camorama, to see if it is supported:
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sudo aptitude install cheese


Downloaded both cheese & camorama. The Philips cam is not recognised though seen in lsusb
Therefore the Camera is now recognized. Now I have to make it functional by installing driver
I have downloaded the driver for Philips Funcam on Desktop pwc-10.0.12-rc1.tar.bz2 ( available from website http://www.saillard.org/linux/pwc/files/
I extracted it but not able to install it.
Any advice is welcome. As I use Skype extensively, not having webcam - voice chat would be a problem for my total migration to Mint
It seems it is getting closer to being resolved- with your timely help :)
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby MagnusB on Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:22 pm

Well, pwc is included. Try
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lsmod | grep pwc

If it isn't loaded, try
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sudo modprobe pwc

If you really have to compile the driver, check the readme file which most likely is included. And you will most likely need build-essentials:
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sudo aptitude install build-essentials
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby dnmint on Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:23 pm

MagnusB wrote:Well, pwc is included. Try
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lsmod | grep pwc

If it isn't loaded, try
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sudo modprobe pwc

If you really have to compile the driver, check the readme file which most likely is included. And you will most likely need build-essentials:
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sudo aptitude install build-essentials


Thanks.
The following is the output
dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $ lsmod | grep pwc
pwc 86912 0
compat_ioctl32 2304 1 pwc
videodev 29440 1 pwc
usbcore 146028 4 pwc,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd
dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $

I have build essential installed ( not essentials :) )
What do I do next
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby MagnusB on Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:43 pm

Sorry, my mistake :)
Compiling modules is a bit tricky, especially when you have an earlier version installed.
And some Googling I have done, does not suggest that this camera is supported in Linux, http://osdir.com/ml/drivers.pwc/2005-12/msg00016.html. I also found a few French and German posts about this camera, but no Howto to get it working.
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby dnmint on Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:29 pm

[quote="MagnusB"]Sorry, my mistake :)
Compiling modules is a bit tricky, especially when you have an earlier version installed.
And some Googling I have done, does not suggest that this camera is supported in Linux, http://osdir.com/ml/drivers.pwc/2005-12/msg00016.html. I also found a few French and German posts about this camera, but no Howto to get it working.[/quote

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 :) :?:
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby MagnusB on Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:33 pm

You will have a newer driver or the same driver installed on Mint. 10.0.13 on my box.
EDIT:
Seems straight forward, start with
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make

then
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sudo make install

The only issue is that you will probably be downgrading your driver and that you need to completely remove the installed pwc module from your system.
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby dnmint on Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:48 pm

MagnusB wrote:You will have a newer driver or the same driver installed on Mint. 10.0.13 on my box.
EDIT:
Seems straight forward, start with
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make

then
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sudo make install

The only issue is that you will probably be downgrading your driver and that you need to completely remove the installed pwc module from your system.


Tihis is what I get
dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $ sudo make install
[sudo] password for dnmint:
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $ sudo make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
dnmint@dnmint-laptop ~ $


Where am I goofing? :cry:
Also where did you get 10.0.13 ??
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby MagnusB on Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:12 pm

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modinfo pwc

And you need to be in the folder where you extracted the *.tar.gz file
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cd /path/to/folder
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby dnmint on Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:45 pm

I am sorry, I am lost.
I have following files in my Desk top

    /home/dnmint/Desktop/pwc-10.0.12-rc1.tar.bz2
    /home/dnmint/Desktop/pwc-10.0.12-rc1
    /home/dnmint/Desktop/libpwc-20060106.tar.bz2
    /home/dnmint/Desktop/libpwc-20060106
    /home/dnmint/Desktop/pwc-10.0.11.tar.bz2
    /home/dnmint/Desktop/pwc-10.0.11
I got these downloaded from the website indicated earlier. It says the last four files are current - dont know why.
I thought the ver 12 would be current.
In the listing the files are in tar.bz2 format & extracted format.

Please give me a dummy type step by step instruction for using these.
Also I do not understand the boxed instructions as below.
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modinfo pwc
Having reached this far, I do not want to hang my boots
Please please help this Dummy
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby MagnusB on Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:18 pm

As I pointed out, that driver is older than the one installed in Elyssa. I also check the compabillity list for the pwc driver, and it seems like your webcam isn't supported. It seems like a dual boot setup would be best for you if you are dependent on webcam support.
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby dnmint on Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:54 pm

OK Thanks for all your time & effort.
Still can you explain to me the Code: Select all box & how I react - use it?
Thanks agin. I think I will go for a dual boot option.
I have posted under Newbie seeking advice on it with my already partitioned HDD ( C; 35 GB with XP & D 45 GB with Files)
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Re: Configuring various devices like Sound, Web in Mint in VBox

Postby MagnusB on Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:09 pm

You first need to extract the files. Right click on the file, select extract. Let us say you extract it to /home/username/Desktop/pwc (which means it is a folder called pwc on your desktop). Then you have to cd into that folder (where makefile is located):
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cd /home/username/Desktop/pwc

Then you are in the correct folder:
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make
sudo make install
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