Driver and program for Genius Videocam GE111

Asked by josep manuel mercader on 2009-10-10

How can I obtain driver and programs for a webcam Genius Videocam GE111 for Ubuntu 9.04

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actionparsnip
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2009-10-11
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What is printed on the plastic casing means nothing at all, we need to know the chip it uses so we can driver you up.

Can you please provide the output of:

lsusb

and we can get started.

The chip for webcam Genius Videocam GE 111 is CIF (352x288) CMOS Image sensor.

The output of lsusb is:

josep@josep-laptop:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0a5c:201e Broadcom Corp. IBM Integrated Bluetooth IV
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: 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 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Ok using 093a:2471 in websearches, we can find that it uses the pac207 driver

so running:

sudo modprobe gspca_pac207

should make it work. You can now run cheese (install with: sudo apt-get install cheese) to test.

It works. Thank you very much for your help.

sweet. if you run:

gksudo gedit /etc/modules

You can add:

gspca_pac207

to the file and it will be loaded at boot.

Jan Greeff (jan-verslank) said : #6

Hi actionparsnip, I managed to get my Genius GE111 videocam to work on my 12.04 following these instructions: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/219

but the quality is not very good in spite of adjusting some settings on the video4linux control panel. Is there any other way to try to improve the video quality? I should add that it was not very good on Windows either, but perhaps a bit better than it is now.