USB 2.0 WebCamera (Asus F7F notebook) shows me upside down...

Asked by glavkos on 2009-11-28

WebCam works both on Skype and Cheese , but shows me upside down...
I found that information
''This camera module is known to be mounted upside-down in some notebooks. Applications that use the libv4l library should display the video correctly, as libv4l detects upside-down cameras and rotates the image automatically. See Hans de Goede's post on the linux-uvc-devel mailing list for more information. For applications that don't use libv4l, try holding your computer upside-down.'' here http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/#footnote-3

After that i found the libraries on
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/+source/libv4l/0.5.8-1

I give 3 choices ...

Download

    * libv4l_0.5.8.orig.tar.gz (94.5 KiB)
    * libv4l_0.5.8-1.diff.gz (5.7 KiB)
    * libv4l_0.5.8-1.dsc (1.2 KiB)

which one should i choose ? and how will i install that driver (simply running the extracted file or otherwise)?

Please tell me because i got confused ....

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2009-12-12
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2009-11-28
Omer Akram (om26er) said : #1

i think i read this at the irc chat and there is also a bug reported for that.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1128907
and people say that this is fully fixed in karmic (ubuntu 9.10)

glavkos (glavkos) said : #2

this information is not very helpful and in
http://sourceforge.net/projects/m560x-driver
 the download seems not to work...Seems that in my karmic Ubuntu the problem
remains ...

2009/11/28 om26er <email address hidden>

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glavkos (glavkos) said : #3

by the way i download another application for my web cam Ucview.real 0.21
Trying to uncompress the ucview-0.30.tar-1 i install the 7zip application which i can not find in my directory.
The File Roller 2.28.1 does not open that file ....Any other idea how to open .tar-1 files?

glavkos (glavkos) said : #4

@om26er ..the proposed answer in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1128907 is not for the karmic , but i think for a previous version . I think it does not fits to my bug.
Is it a libv4l problem after all ...or a flip settings problem. I do not know how to solve that..
Your help is precious ...

glavkos (glavkos) said : #5

glavkos@glavkos-laptop:~$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c019 Logitech, Inc. Optical Tilt Wheel Mouse
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b012 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 1.3 MPixel UVC Webcam
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

glavkos (glavkos) said : #6

I try to fix that problem following that link

http://radu.cotescu.com/2009/11/05/flipped-images-ubuntu-webcam

but when i give the following command , i get this output:

glavkos@glavkos-laptop:~$ ~/bin/webcamWrapper.sh
bash: /home/glavkos/bin/webcamWrapper.sh: No such file or directory

which is your next advice

glavkos (glavkos) said : #7

I owe the solution of that bag to Radu , who was very helpful.
The solution lays here

http://radu.cotescu.com/2009/11/05/flipped-images-ubuntu-webcam

Take a look also in comments for more information ...