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  1. Duong Ngoc Son
    Duong Ngoc Son at |

    Thank you for your post. I have solved my similar problem with the webcam Colovis. Just put the line:

    blacklist sn9c102

    into the file: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.

    Then all thing work well.

  2. Nate
    Nate at |

    Thanks for the tip, although I do not need it. I recently bought a cheapo webcam while in Japan and, surprisingly, it worked with Ubuntu out of the box, yet it would not work with Windows XP. Strange, another reason Ubuntu is my OS of choice.

  3. T.Shrinivasan
    T.Shrinivasan at |

    Did you tried the application “cheese”?

    cheese only loaded my inbuilt camera in HP laptop.

  4. lefty.crupps
    lefty.crupps at |

    I cannot get my cheapo Dynex usb webcam working on my Debian Lenny system; I have tried the suggestions to unload sn9c102 and zc0301 and reloading gspca but it still isn’t going for me (no /dev/video device created). Frustrating.

    [ 1253.807894] usb 4-1.3: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
    [ 1253.903205] usb 4-1.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 1253.904702] usb 4-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=05a9, idProduct=8519
    [ 1253.904717] usb 4-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
    [ 1253.904724] usb 4-1.3: Product: USB Camera
    [ 1253.904730] usb 4-1.3: Manufacturer: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    [ 1254.167300] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
    [ 1264.245001] usbcore: deregistering interface driver gspca
    [ 1264.245001] gspca: driver gspca deregistered
    [ 1275.943147] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    [ 1275.951155] usbcore: registered new interface driver gspca
    [ 1275.951155] gspca: gspca driver 01.00.20 registered
    [ 1278.284987] usb 4-1.3: USB disconnect, address 4
    [ 1279.263773] usb 4-1.3: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
    [ 1279.357812] usb 4-1.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 1279.357812] usb 4-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=05a9, idProduct=8519
    [ 1279.357812] usb 4-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
    [ 1279.357812] usb 4-1.3: Product: USB Camera
    [ 1279.357812] usb 4-1.3: Manufacturer: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

  5. lefty.crupps
    lefty.crupps at |

    Thanks for the followup, Shantanu Goel.

    I was told to use the gspca driver but it seems this one ov511 also doesn’t work to create my /dev/video device; should I be looking elsewhere?

    [ 9893.174156] usbcore: deregistering interface driver gspca
    [ 9893.174156] gspca: driver gspca deregistered
    [ 9900.031712] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ov511
    [ 9900.031757] ov511: driver deregistered
    [ 9902.526253] usb 4-1.3: USB disconnect, address 6
    [ 9913.914054] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    [ 9913.922193] usbcore: registered new interface driver ov511
    [ 9913.922193] ov511: v1.64 for Linux 2.5 : ov511 USB Camera Driver
    [ 9916.342359] usb 4-1.3: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7
    [ 9916.439563] usb 4-1.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 9916.442071] usb 4-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=05a9, idProduct=8519
    [ 9916.442105] usb 4-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
    [ 9916.442113] usb 4-1.3: Product: USB Camera
    [ 9916.442119] usb 4-1.3: Manufacturer: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

    debian:~$ ls /dev/v*
    /dev/vboxdrv /dev/vcs /dev/vcs1 /dev/vcs2 /dev/vcs3 /dev/vcs4 /dev/vcs5 /dev/vcs6 /dev/vcs7 /dev/vcsa /dev/vcsa1 /dev/vcsa2 /dev/vcsa3 /dev/vcsa4 /dev/vcsa5 /dev/vcsa6 /dev/vcsa7

  6. lefty.crupps
    lefty.crupps at |

    still no go it seems, thanks.

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  8. thewebpromoter
    thewebpromoter at |

    how about for Acre4315? how can I make it work? I installed jasper but there was no image displaying only a black screen

  9. Lager Monster
    Lager Monster at |

    Thanks this works for the Microdia Clas Ohlson TWC-30XOP WebCam too
    but you run
    sudo modprobe -r sn9c102
    then
    blacklist sn9c102

  10. Lager Monster
    Lager Monster at |

    Actually this may work for many other devices as well.
    This is because multiple drivers are loaded for the same function. Do this on the command prompt:
    $ lsmod | grep video

    look for
    videodev 29440 2 gspca,sn9c102

    here we see two modules loaded, gspca usually works.
    Remove a module then start your viewer app, no joy? remove the other and reload the 1st removed.

    Hope this helps.

  11. floordog
    floordog at |

    I have three questions:

    Can you do this with a network camera using Mpeg4 or Mjpeg?

    Do you know of a way to do the same thing with Windows XP?

    How can you have the detected motion of the webcam, grab the image that changed +/- a few frames and automatically send an email to a predetermined email address with attached image.

    The result would be when your camera detects motion, it would send you an image to your email or even use twitter. That way, you know if it is important or not.

  12. Racso562
    Racso562 at |

    Hey, I was wondering if you had the driver for that webcam? If you do, could you please send it to me?

  13. abil
    abil at |

    pliz help me how to solve it.
    its after i wrote dmesg

    [ 13.988909] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    [ 14.097234] ath_pci 0000:04:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    [ 14.097251] ath_pci 0000:04:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [ 14.592429] MadWifi: ath_attach: Switching rfkill capability off.
    [ 14.697883] wifi0: Atheros AR2425 chip found (MAC 14.2, PHY SChip 7.0, Radio 10.2)
    [ 14.748386] input: PC Speaker as /devices/platform/pcspkr/input/input7
    [ 14.810824] HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
    [ 14.810920] HDA Intel 0000:00:1b.0: setting latency timer to 64
    [ 14.842903] hda_codec: Unknown model for ALC268, trying auto-probe from BIOS…
    [ 14.969122] ath_pci: wifi0: Atheros 5424/2424: mem=0x34600000, irq=17
    [ 14.977989] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Acer Crystal Eye webcam (5986:0105)
    [ 14.978965] input: Acer Crystal Eye webcam as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.7/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0/input/input8
    [ 14.988302] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
    [ 14.988319] USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0)
    [ 15.369688] input: PS/2 Mouse as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input9
    [ 15.468314] input: AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input10
    [ 15.672183] ACPI: Battery Slot [BAT0] (battery present)
    [ 16.592120] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
    [ 16.743060] Adding 915664k swap on /dev/sda8. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:915664k

  14. rémi
    rémi at |

    try the uvcvideo driver, it worked for me.

  15. RayArdia
    RayArdia at |

    Have an Acer 5735 laptop with a built-in Crystal Eye webcam. Running Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04.
    Tried the steps at start of this thread:- no joy –
    Results were:-

    ray@xxxxxxLaptop:~$ sudo modprobe -r gspca
    [sudo] password for xxxxxx:
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf.backup, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf line 41: ignoring bad line starting with ‘gksudo’
    WARNING: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf line 42: ignoring bad line starting with ‘snd-hda-intel’
    FATAL: Module gspca not found.

    I’ve no idea what all this means, what should I do to get the webcam to work?

  16. Tiffany
    Tiffany at |

    Thanks for sharing informations.Looking forward to more stuff.

  17. Willie
    Willie at |

    Hello: How can I get a ID 0545:8135 Xirlink, Inc. Veo Mobile/Advanced Web Camera working in Ubuntu 9.04?

    Thanks.

  18. Games Accessories
    Games Accessories at |

    Thanks for the info. I found it really useful.

  19. tom king
    tom king at |

    Poorly written. You don’t explain *anything.* Did you think for a second who your potential audience is, who reads your blog? Anybody who knows all the answers regarding a webcam would get nothing from it, and anyone seeking answers wouldn’t find any here.

  20. Lifroc
    Lifroc at |

    This worked for my dynex webcam, thank you

  21. apple
    apple at |

    [ 152.558719] NET: Registered protocol family 24
    [ 898.412047] usb 2-9: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
    [ 898.625290] usb 2-9: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    [ 898.728539] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    [ 898.750351] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB Web Camera (1c4f:3000)
    [ 898.755047] uvcvideo: UVC non compliance – GET_DEF(PROBE) not supported. Enabling workaround.
    [ 898.758311] input: USB Web Camera as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/usb2/2-9/2-9:1.0/input/input6
    [ 898.758427] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
    [ 898.758435] USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0)
    [ 5487.109074] uvcvideo: Failed to query (135) UVC control 11 (unit 5) : -32 (exp. 1).
    [ 5488.769820] cheese[3217]: segfault at 0 ip 0086ee95 sp b51a8190 error 4 in libcheese-gtk.so.18.0.0[860000+15000]
    [ 5504.961038] uvcvideo: Failed to query (135) UVC control 11 (unit 5) : -32 (exp. 1).
    [ 5506.352326] cheese[3229]: segfault at 0 ip 0034ee95 sp b5296190 error 4 in libcheese-gtk.so.18.0.0[340000+15000]
    [ 5512.201074] uvcvideo: Failed to query (135) UVC control 11 (unit 5) : -32 (exp. 1).
    [ 5513.549669] cheese[3232]: segfault at 0 ip 00f4de95 sp b5263190 error 4 in libcheese-gtk.so.18.0.0[f3f000+15000]
    [ 5519.287067] uvcvideo: Failed to query (135) UVC control 11 (unit 5) : -32 (exp. 1).
    [ 5520.856854] cheese[3235]: segfault at 0 ip 00618e95 sp b5141190 error 4 in libcheese-gtk.so.18.0.0[60a000+15000]
    [ 5667.017042] uvcvideo: Failed to query (135) UVC control 11 (unit 5) : -32 (exp. 1).
    [ 5668.274148] cheese[3265]: segfault at 0 ip 00f32e95 sp b51b5190 error 4 in libcheese-gtk.so.18.0.0[f24000+15000]
    [ 5721.806045] uvcvideo: Failed to query (135) UVC control 11 (unit 5) : -32 (exp. 1).
    [ 5757.645049] uvcvideo: Failed to query (135) UVC control 11 (unit 5) : -32 (exp. 1).
    [ 5810.775053] uvcvideo: Failed to query (135) UVC control 11 (unit 5) : -32 (exp. 1).

  22. 于洋
    于洋 at |

    You need to clean up your blog comments.

  23. bhanusmita
    bhanusmita at |

    Hi,
    I have a hp notebook and I use ubuntu…my cd rom is out of order…please suggest how do I install my frontech webcam in it?

  24. Getting Your Webcam To Work on Ubuntu | TurboLinux Blog

    […] Here is a good tutorial show you how to Get Your Webcam To Work on Ubuntu: Great! Everything set up, I thought. But running various programs, camorama, camE, kopete, everything gave weird errors like “Connection could not be made”, “device not ready” or just showed a blank screen. But soon, after  few trial and errors, I found the solution. Basically the “zc0301″ module is the culprit and all you have to do to get your camera working is prevent it from loading. So, this is what I did: […]

  25. patadiya dharmesh
    patadiya dharmesh at |

    I used following commands.

    sudo apt-get install cheese.
    This installs cheese software.

    sudo apt-get install webcam
    this installs webcam.

    You can go to applications>>sounds & videos>>cheese webcam booth. This will launch webcame of your laptop.

  26. barry
    barry at |

    i have a logitech c210 webcam ,can i actually use it on 1104 ubuntu without grate difficulty

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    computer technology at |

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