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marcia
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Re: Install VEO Stingray webcam on Mint 17.1

Post by marcia » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:39 pm

Hi Marty,

At least there seems to be a positive change. Glad you could upgrade to 17.3. Found out libpt-plugin-v4l is a very old program, and is not in synaptic, so that is my mistake.
Please excuse me for that. About permissions, that is a good question. I thought that to be possible, however, I checked mine and they
are the same as yours and everything works fine for me.

The best way to get libpt packages is to go to synaptic and search libpt. Here is my screenshot:
libpt.png

It is a good idea to install ekiga, a popular webcam package that once was called gnomemeeting. Just search ekiga in synaptic. It will pull
in more possibly helpful packages.

It is strange that your /dev/video0 switched to /dev/video1. If, that led light finally turned on with vlc that is good. If you wish to try
vlc again here is the procedure I do:

FIrst unplug your camera then plug it in again. Open vlc, go to media in top menu. Then go to open capture device. Mine comes up as video camera and I do not change it. Go to Video device name and choose /dev/video0 or /dev/video1. It will probably only show the correct one. Then audio device. Mine is hw0,0. I leave everything else alone except I push
play at the bottom. I then get a live video. Here is my screenshot of vlc:
vlc.png

If this does not work, you could try again and try different options with advanced menu and or try tv analog instead of video camera or
other different options. If none of this works, you can unplug camera plug it in again and go back to the xawtv commands or try different options in QT vl4 test bench.

Hope something makes your webcam work.

Good fortune.

Sincerely,

Marcia

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Re: Install VEO Stingray webcam on Mint 17.1

Post by Ham13 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:13 am

Marcia,

Sorry I could not reply earlier but had to complete another project. Tried every thing I could think of but could not get led to light. My last thought is that v4l2 shows the driver as tv8532 but we are setting it tov4l2. See the attached screenshot. Tried to get mplayer to work with all gspca tv8532 divers I could find. Results below. Maybe they will be of further help.

marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5111 Card Reader Controller
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0545:8333 Xirlink, Inc. Veo Stingray/Connect Web Camera
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05ad:0fba Y.C. Cable U.S.A., Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~ $ lsmod | grep gspca
gspca_tv8532 13036 0
gspca_main 36692 1 gspca_tv8532
videodev 134688 2 gspca_tv8532,gspca_main
marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~

marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~ $ ls -l /dev | grep video*
crw-rw---- 1 root video 29, 0 Mar 15 10:09 fb0
crw-rw----+ 1 root video 81, 0 Mar 15 10:34 video0
marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~ $


marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~ $ lsmod |grep gspca
gspca_tv8532 13036 0
gspca_main 36692 1 gspca_tv8532
videodev 134688 2 gspca_tv8532,gspca_main
marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~ $


marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~ $ mplayer tv:// -tv driver=tv8532:width=352:height=288:device=/dev/video0 -fps 13
MPlayer SVN-r37881 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing tv://.
TV file format detected.
No such driver: tv8532


Exiting... (End of file)

marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~ $ mplayer tv:// -tv driver=gspca_tv8532:width=352:height=288:device=/dev/video0 -fps 15
MPlayer SVN-r37881 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing tv://.
TV file format detected.
No such driver: gspca_tv8532


Exiting... (End of file)

marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~ $ mplayer tv:// -tv driver=gspca_tv8532_main:width=352:height=288:device=/dev/video0 -fps 15
MPlayer SVN-r37881 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing tv://.
TV file format detected.
No such driver: gspca_tv8532_main

marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~ $ mplayer tv:// -tv driver=gspca:width=352:height=288:device=/dev/video0 -fps 15
MPlayer SVN-r37881 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing tv://.
TV file format detected.
No such driver: gspca


Exiting... (End of file)

marty@marty-RB042AV-ABA-a1410y ~ $ locate videodev
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/Linux_Media/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_1/v4l-utils-1.14.0/contrib/freebsd/include/linux/videodev2.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_1/v4l-utils-1.14.0/contrib/freebsd/patches/videodev2-header.diff
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_1/v4l-utils-1.14.0/include/linux/videodev2.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_1/v4l-utils-1.14.0/lib/include/libv4l1-videodev.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_2/v4l-utils-1.14.1/contrib/freebsd/include/linux/videodev2.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_2/v4l-utils-1.14.1/contrib/freebsd/patches/videodev2-header.diff
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_2/v4l-utils-1.14.1/include/linux/videodev2.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_2/v4l-utils-1.14.1/lib/include/libv4l1-videodev.h
/lib/modules/3.13.0-139-generic/kernel/drivers/media/v4l2-core/videodev.ko
/lib/modules/3.13.0-37-generic/kernel/drivers/media/v4l2-core/videodev.ko
/usr/include/libv4l1-videodev.h
/usr/include/linux/videodev2.h
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-139/include/linux/videodev2.h
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-139/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-139-generic/include/linux/videodev2.h
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-37/include/linux/videodev2.h
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-37/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-37-generic/include/linux/videodev2.h

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Re: Install VEO Stingray webcam on Mint 17.1

Post by marcia » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:02 pm

Hi Marty,

Thank you very much for the results of the commands. This is very helpful.

I would suggest to go to synaptic package manager and install all of these packages below if they are not already installed:
dvsource, v4l2loopback-dkms, v4l2loopback-source v4l2loopback-utils v4l2ucp, setpwc.

Also, I believe it would be a good idea to add your username to the video group and audio group, afterall.

You would do it this way by using these commands in terminal:

sudo usermod -a -G video YouruserName

sudo usermod -a -G audio YouruserName

replace YouruserName above with your actual user name.

After you do these commands then it is necessary to reboot and login again.

When back into linuxmint then I would try just some simple commands:

Try guvcview either from command line or the gui in menu. If you get a video box even if it
is black you can try adjusting things in the other box to see if there are changes. Make sure of
course that it is using the correct dev/video device either /dev/video0 or /dev/video1.

If you wish, try mplayer again and only do this very simple command: mplayer tv://

I would not add anything else to the mplayer tv:// command above.

If you get results or not I would love to know.

Your gspca modules are all included in the kernel. They are used by using v4l or v4l2. That as far as I know
how it all works. I am not an expert enough to explain it better.

I was a bit surprised to see a folder on your desktop called Camera Stuff with v4l packages installed?
locate videodev
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/Linux_Media/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_1/v4l-utils-1.14.0/contrib/freebsd/include/linux/videodev2.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_1/v4l-utils-1.14.0/contrib/freebsd/patches/videodev2-header.diff
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_1/v4l-utils-1.14.0/include/linux/videodev2.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_1/v4l-utils-1.14.0/lib/include/libv4l1-videodev.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_2/v4l-utils-1.14.1/contrib/freebsd/include/linux/videodev2.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_2/v4l-utils-1.14.1/contrib/freebsd/patches/videodev2-header.diff
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_2/v4l-utils-1.14.1/include/linux/videodev2.h
/home/marty/Desktop/Camera Stuff/v4l_Utils_2/v4l-utils-1.14.1/lib/include/libv4l1-videodev.h

Do not know if this could be conflicting or not.

Here is the relevant part of mine: locate videodev

lib/modules/4.4.0-109-lowlatency/kernel/drivers/media/v4l2-core/videodev.ko
/usr/include/libv4l1-videodev.h
/usr/include/linux/videodev2.h
/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-109/include/linux/videodev2.h
/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-109/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h

Hopefully there will be success for this camera.

Sincerely,

Marcia

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