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im to stupid to get my webcam working
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drspastic


Joined: 29 Aug 2008
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Location: ruse, bulgaria

PostPosted: Sat 08 May 2010, 01:33    Post_subject:  im to stupid to get my webcam working
Sub_title: my new ´hyundai´ webcam only works on my eeepc with puppeee on UCView but not other software (skype)
 

hi, i just bought a cam. i took my eeepc701 with puppeee into the shop and tried each one to see what gave a picture with UCView:- the only webcam software i had in the menu. one worked, and showed up as vimicro usb (altair) so i went off and paid for it.
after i got home, i tried it on skype and it didnt see any cam.
i tried it on my other laptop running 431 (the one i wanted it for) and its not seen.
does UCView have its own hardware drivers? how do i get my cam working with other software? please dont tell me to ´just recompile the kernel with xxcxvxbcbvblalalalala modules, cos i dont know how to do this.
if UCView works does that mean drivers are installed for whole system and other software is at fault?
I ultimately want to use my 431 laptop for zoneminder with an idiotproof installation.
thanks for listening.
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01micko


Joined: 11 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Sat 08 May 2010, 01:45    Post_subject:  

Hmm.. I had this problem on 431 just the other day.

run "lsmod" in a terminal with out the quotes.

If you see "uvcvidieo" in the output then the module is loaded and you may need to try something other than this... Sad

If not then run "modprobe uvcvidieo" which should load the module. That worked for me.

HTH

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drspastic


Joined: 29 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Sat 08 May 2010, 01:52    Post_subject:  

yes, it comes up. er..... what does that mean for me?
thanks for the reply but may i draw your attention to the bit that says ''im too stupid''
both laptops have this driver. it may help to have the ucview package for my laptop on 431 but i cant find the .pet after a fair bit of searching.
what is different between the way ucview sees a webcam and the way skype does, for example?
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John Lewis

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jul 2010, 07:25    Post_subject:  

This seems a bit old now. Wonder if you solved it. Seems if it works in UVCview it should work in Skype.

Did you check in Skype's Options > video Menu to see if the cam was showing up there?

John Lewis
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