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Can't make my webcam work in Wary 5.0 (SOLVED)
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yosi666

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Feb 2011, 16:14    Post subject:  Can't make my webcam work in Wary 5.0 (SOLVED)
Subject description: Says is a 3g modem
 

Hi!
I just moved from puppy 4.2 to Wary 5.0 and the only issue I have left to solve so I have moved completely is the webcam. Its model is Benq DC 1300 and it is automatically recognised in 4.2 without installing anything.
But I get no Video in Wary. When I plug a window opens saying that "3G USB modem insterted, please wait"

How could I change this? Any ideas? Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Feb 2011, 21:21    Post subject: Re: Can't make my webcam work in Wary 5.0
Subject description: Says is a 3g modem
 

yosi666 wrote:
Hi!
I just moved from puppy 4.2 to Wary 5.0 and the only issue I have left to solve so I have moved completely is the webcam. Its model is Benq DC 1300 and it is automatically recognised in 4.2 without installing anything.
But I get no Video in Wary. When I plug a window opens saying that "3G USB modem insterted, please wait"

How could I change this? Any ideas? Thanks


With the webcam plugged in, could you type this in a terminal window:

# lsusb

...and if you know which of those is your webcam, that would help. If you run Hardinfo, that will give more information.

This seems to be a problem with usb-modeswitch, which I will be updating to the latest version, but not for awhile.

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yosi666

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Feb 2011, 07:22    Post subject:  

Hi Barry!
Thanks for the answer
Here is what #lsusb says:

Code:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 19d2:0031
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04a5:3003


ID 04a5:3003 is the webcam
ID 19d2:0031 is my usb 3g modem working nicely so far.

I tried to disable switching in usb_modeswitch.conf but didn't work.

Also tried to compile the gspcav1-20071224.tar.gz that I used in ubuntu but got a kernel error:

Code:
#./gspca_build
Fatal, you need to install the kernel source for your running kernel


So, I haven't been able yet to install de gspca module and run it

Well, that's all I have tried so far
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Feb 2011, 08:55    Post subject: Correction  

Sorry, didn´t realize that gspca module loads when I plug the cam as gspca_main. So I any suggestion how can I solve this usb_switchmode issue?
Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue 08 Feb 2011, 19:06    Post subject:  

Yes, it would be good to disable usb-modeswitch to confirm that the webcam then works.

Try this, remove these files:

/etc/udev/rules.d/40-usb_modeswitch.rules
/lib/udev/rules.d/40-usb_modeswitch.rules

Then reboot, then plug in your webcam.

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yosi666

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb 2011, 09:59    Post subject: Not yet  

Hi Barry,
Didn't work yet. Although when I plug the message saying that is a 3g usb modem didn't appear and my 3g zte modem is still working.

I' using xawtv to probe the cam and when I open displays this message:

ioct.: VIDIOC_G_STD (std=0x100000000000(null)): Invalid argument
station "0" not found
can't grabdisplay

But the program does recognise the device as USB Camera (04a5:3003)
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PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb 2011, 11:25    Post subject: One more thing  

I have realized one more thing. If I change in usb_modeswithc.conf

DisableSwitching=0 f(My 3g modem won't work)

But if I set it to:
DisableSwitching=1 (My 3g modem works). First it appears as cd rom, but I open the internet application that comes with the modem and it will work.

In both cases , cam doesn't work.
In System Information -- Usb devices , it appears as:

Unknown USB 1,00 device (class -1077641816). I don't know if this might help Smile
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb 2011, 08:09    Post subject: Works  

Ok. The cam works.
I left the conf file:
DisableSwitching=1

And didn't have to delete any other files. Tried the cam with VLC , because xawtv didn't capture, and there is the webcam working (under gspca_main and gpsca_sunplus modules).
The point is that I can't make it work with skype.
Have tried skype_static 2.1.0.81 (can receive but can't send)
And skype 2.1.0.47, 2.0.0.72 and 2.0.0.63

But anyways I thinks the cam is working so is not hardware problem. Thanks Barry for the support
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