with skype and gtalk camera issues. upside down and staying on.

Asked by Whitney James on 2011-09-04

Laptop: ASUS P50IJ
Camera: USB2.0 UVC VGA WebCam (/dev/video0)
The camera works perfectly in Cheese. The image is upright and the camera shuts off when the application is closed (light goes off next to lens). However, while using Skype and also Google Talk Plugin (which activates while using Gmail in either Firefox or Chrome), the camera input image is inverted. Additionally, after either application closes, the camera stays persistently on, only going off during a restart or shutdown.

I tried a terminal fix regarding lib4l suggested by another user, but only received error messages that the path couldn't be found, and then Skype wouldn't launch. I uninstalled/reinstalled Skype, and it would now launch (but, with the same camera issues).

Happily, everything else seems to work "out of the box," even the keyboard shortcuts to volume, screen brightness, and the calculator.

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Can you give the output of:

lsusb; lsb_release -a

Thanks

Whitney James (jwhitneyj) said : #2

Thanks Andrew,

The information is below:

Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 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 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13d3:5094 IMC Networks
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04
Codename: natty

Much appreciation,
Whitney

Great and the output of:

lsmod

Thanks

Whitney James (jwhitneyj) said : #4

lsmod below. Again, thank you.

Module Size Used by
cryptd 20510 0
aes_x86_64 17208 3
aes_generic 38279 1 aes_x86_64
parport_pc 36959 0
ppdev 17113 0
snd_hda_codec_via 62470 1
binfmt_misc 17565 1
snd_hda_intel 33176 2
snd_hda_codec 103804 2 snd_hda_codec_via,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13604 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 96391 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
arc4 12529 2
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
ath9k 118238 0
snd_rawmidi 30486 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 61621 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
mac80211 294370 1 ath9k
joydev 17606 0
i915 515121 3
snd_timer 29602 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14462 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
ath9k_common 13851 1 ath9k
snd 67382 13 snd_hda_codec_via,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
uvcvideo 72195 0
ath9k_hw 323077 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
videodev 82052 1 uvcvideo
drm_kms_helper 42136 1 i915
ath 23773 2 ath9k,ath9k_hw
psmouse 73535 0
serio_raw 13166 0
drm 227534 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
cfg80211 178528 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 17078 1 videodev
soundcore 12680 1 snd
i2c_algo_bit 13400 1 i915
snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
asus_laptop 24173 0
video 19438 1 i915
lp 17825 0
sparse_keymap 13898 1 asus_laptop
parport 46458 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
ahci 25951 2
atl1e 37715 0
libahci 26642 1 ahci

uvcvideo is the driver used. We need to see if the driver has a flip option

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libv4l/ppa; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y upgrade

Not sure what else is to be done, maybe the forum can help

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