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***Solved***Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby netbeast on Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:14 pm

oK long story installed ubuntu 10.10 fresh and camera wasnt detected installed linux-mint ubuntu not detected installed linux-mint debian - success or i thought till i updated linux-mint debian it went back to the way ubuntu version went i dont know what ever packages got upgrade it made it go the way of ubuntu any help could be a updated gstreamer that does it because nothing reads the camera after that .
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Re: Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby seeley on Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:44 am

Hi netbeast!
First: Please format your text - to better read it.
To help we need some information:
1. You have a notebook or a desktop computer?
2. Windows (W7?) was installed first?
3. What did you install in a final step?
4. Boot from hard disk to your (Mint) Desktop, open a Terminal / Konsole, type:
Code: Select all
lsb_release -rd

and post the output.
5. Your desktop is Gnome, KDE or?
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Re: Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby netbeast on Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:24 am

[b]The output was Description: Linux Mint Debian Edition
Release: 1
and i had windows 7 installed before i dont think that has anything to do with it ive been slowly and manually doing the updates i havent updated anything that has anything to do with video aka ffmpeg ,gstreamer vlc anything an i mean anything i wont even update the core of mint well i will try it sometime but i only got 45 updates out of 600 so i must be closing in on what package caused it becuase i still got video .
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Re: Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby netbeast on Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:25 am

sorry forget this i have a desktop and using gnome lmde
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Re: Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby seeley on Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:06 pm

Hi!
Okay.
I don't know your web cam - is it plugged via USB?
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Re: Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby netbeast on Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:16 pm

Yes its a usb camera that could be another thing that is bad a usb driver communicating with the camera dont know just went threw gstreamer and it works with those but theres a package that screws my camera up ..
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Re: Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby seeley on Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:25 pm

Hi!
Please open a Terminal / Konsole, type
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lsusb
"l" like list; and post it:
On your "POST A REPLY" choose Code and copy / paste the text between the 2 pairs of brackets.
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Re: Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby netbeast on Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:36 pm

seeley wrote:Hi!
Please open a Terminal / Konsole, type
Code: Select all
lsusb
"l" like list; and post it:
On your "POST A REPLY" choose Code and copy / paste the text between the 2 pairs of brackets.
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s 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 041e:400a Creative Technology, Ltd PC-Cam 300
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
im down to 3 packages that might be doing it libgphoto2-2 , libdrm2, libvte9
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Re: Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby netbeast on Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:40 pm

seeley wrote:Hi!
Please open a Terminal / Konsole, type
Code: Select all
lsusb
"l" like list; and post it:
On your "POST A REPLY" choose Code and copy / paste the text between the 2 pairs of brackets.
seeley

s 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 041e:400a Creative Technology, Ltd PC-Cam 300
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
im down to 3 packages that might be doing it libgphoto2-2 , libdrm2, libvte9
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Re: Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby netbeast on Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:42 pm

<b>ok heres the exact package that did it libgphoto2.2 its program that makes your camera storage device it must have put the camera into a mode that makes it so no other program can see it i just didnt install it and every thing works.</b>
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Re: Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby seeley on Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:24 am

Hi!
As you see, you have problems to format your text: you can choose Preview before submitting.
Your output "lsusb" shows, that the cam is recognized:
Code: Select all
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 041e:400a Creative Technology, Ltd PC-Cam 300

You should search, e.g. in the forum and with Google, usind the words "problem", "PC-Cam 300" or "ID 041e:400a"
I will try to find out details about the cam.
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Edit:
I found this (Mint depends on Ubuntu):
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-529970.html
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Re: Help with creative pc cam 300

Postby netbeast on Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:47 am

ya sounds like my problem but the kernel update didnt help me just not installing that libgphoto2-2 made my camera work or not work must be the way the os communicates with the camera after that program is installed d/k i wrote the makers of that program because it says my camera is expiremental under there program.
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