Genius webcam installation

Asked by William Pabon on 2010-08-25

I connected to my usb port a Genius GE 111 webcam, but I don't know what else to do for the system to recognize it. Will really appreciate somebody to guide me through this installation. Thanks

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William Pabon
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2010-10-01
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2010-08-29

Please install the cheese package and try to open with it...

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #2

Installed the package as mentioned, and when I run it I get a black screen. Curiously If I click Take a Photo, I get a blurred image. If I run the command lsusb, I get the following:

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 093a:2471 Pixart Imaging, Inc. SoC PC-Camera
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 043d:0141 Lexmark International, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 13b1:000d Linksys WUSB54G Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Can you boot with the device detatched, log in and get the OS settled. Then run:

lsusb

Then attatch the camera and run:

dmesg | tail -n 15; lsusb

Copy the whole output and paste here as an update

Thanks

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #4

Here's the output I get:

[ 158.624344] gspca: disconnect complete
[ 159.360173] usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7
[ 159.589816] usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 159.594360] gspca: probing 093a:2471
[ 159.596840] pac207: Pixart Sensor ID 0x27 Chips ID 0x00
[ 159.596846] pac207: Pixart PAC207BCA Image Processor and Control Chip detected (vid/pid 0x093A:0x2471)
[ 159.598773] gspca: probe ok
[ 181.628082] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, address 7
[ 181.628343] gspca: disconnect complete
[ 181.868052] usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 8
[ 182.098141] usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 182.101106] gspca: probing 093a:2471
[ 182.104979] pac207: Pixart Sensor ID 0x27 Chips ID 0x00
[ 182.104986] pac207: Pixart PAC207BCA Image Processor and Control Chip detected (vid/pid 0x093A:0x2471)
[ 182.107901] gspca: probe ok
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 008: ID 093a:2471 Pixart Imaging, Inc. SoC PC-Camera
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 043d:0141 Lexmark International, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13b1:000d Linksys WUSB54G Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Thanks for your help.
wp

Ok well the webcam is identified with: 093a:2471

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+question/85395

Solved by yours truly also
:D

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #6

I read your answer on question 85395 and It appears that the only thing I have to do is run:

sudo modprobe gspca_pac207

Well, I did it but I still don't get my camera to work. Obviously, there's something wrong that I am doing. Still need your help on this one. Thanks
wp

try:

sudo rmmod gspca gspca_pac207; sleep 5; sudo modprobe gspca_pac207

Does it now work.

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #8

I get the following message:

root@williepabon-desktop:/home/williepabon# sudo rmmod gspca gspca_pac207; sleep 5; sudo modprobe gspca_pac207
ERROR: Module gspca does not exist in /proc/modules

You don't need root for any of this, you can use your normal account and use sudo. Thats why ALL the commands have sudo which need them.

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #10

Sorry that I do not understand your comment. Why do I have and error when I run the commands that you suggested?

You are running the stuff in a root console which you don't need to as the command you are pasting have sudo infront of them

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #12

This is the first Linux installation that I perform in a pc, which explains the very little familiarity I have with Linux commands in command mode. Sorry, that's why I look for help from experts to solve this problem. I tried to run the same commands not in root (I Think) and this is what I get:

williepabon@williepabon-desktop:~$ sudo rmmod gspca gspca_pac207; sleep 5; sudo modprobe gspca_pac207
ERROR: Module gspca does not exist in /proc/modules
ERROR: Module gspca_pac207 does not exist in /proc/modules
williepabon@williepabon-desktop:~$

If I'm doing the commands wrong again, pls. explain.

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a

Thanks

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #14

As requested:

williepabon@williepabon-desktop:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #15

Will there be any other information required of me?
wp

William Pabon (williepabon) said : #17

Soved the problem by changing to an MS webcam. Thanks.