Help with WEB-CAM Support

Asked by EXel on 2008-01-07

So here it is...

Recently bought a webcam - Emtec W300 (intuix)
[Link: http://www.emtec-international.com/en/produit.php?categorie=AVNOM&gamme=AV%20WEBCAMS&ss_gamme=W300]

I have two PC's One stationary (running Windows XP) and one portable (running dual boot of Ubuntu 7.10 and Windows XP), both Windows OS's support this webcam, but Ubuntu apparently not...

How so?
That's how...

When I plug a webcam into USB under Wwindows, it tells me that it has found new hardware, Ubuntu is as quiet as a winter night. No windows jumping out no sound warning, nothing on the hardware lists (both graphical and terminal [lshw command]).

What I ask is that maybe someone has experienced the same problem and has a solution to it.
If not, then I hope that next version of Ubuntu will have this "hole" fixed and I'll be able to use my web cam under Ubuntu...

My laptop:
Acer Aapire 5612ZNWLMi

Intel Pentium(r) dual-core processor T2060

 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB,1 MB L2 cache)

15.4" WXGA Acer CrtstalBrite(tm) LCD (16ms)

Intel(r) Graphics Media Accelerator 950

80GB HDD

DVD-Super Multi double layer

 (support DVD+/-RW)

512MB RAM

802.11b/g wireless LAN

More intel. on my laptop here:
http://www.acer-ee.com/public/page9.do?sp=page4&dau34.oid=22513&UserCtxParam=0&GroupCtxParam=0&dctx1=6&CountryISOCtxParam=EE&LanguageISOCtxParam=en&ctx3=-1&ctx4=Eastern+Europe&crc=188724688

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2008-01-08
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2009-09-17
Joseph Price (pricechild) said : #1

Could you give us the output of the command "lsusb".

I have an acer aspire 5610Z and would guess the webcam is the same(ish)

5986:0100 is my webcam, made by bison and it works in at least amsn and skype when you build and install the "linux-uvc" module: "sudo module-assistant a-i linux-uvc"

EXel (zemnieku12-msn) said : #2

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0ac8:307b Z-Star Microelectronics Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 062a:0003 Creative Labs
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

OK...
I believe, that tis is my web cam: Bus 002 Device 004: ID 062a:0003 Creative Labs

But there is one problem... :(

      ┌────────────────┤ module-assistant, error message ├─────────────────┐
      │ │
      │ Installation of the linux-uvc-source source failed. ↑
      │ ▮
      │ Ignoring this package. Maybe you need to add something to ▒
      │ sources.list, maybe the contrib and non-free archives. ▒
      │ ▒
      │ ▒
      │ ▒
      │ ▒
      │ ▒
      │ ▒
      │ ▒
      │ ↓
      │
      │ <Ok>
      │ │
      └─────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

Joseph Price (pricechild) said : #4

Your webcam is actually the other one. (creative is your mouse)

However the webcam seems to be supported by neither gspca nor linux-uvc and googling didn't give me any further ideas.

Sorry.

Gustavo (gstv.inc) said : #5

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:08f5 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Messenger Communicate
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

I found this ...
can you help me ?
my name is gustavo
my pc is HP Pavilion dv1130 us
and i have logitech wecam

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