i cant install my webcam

Asked by mimohamad on 2007-12-23

my camera is" JVC GC-A50 "
please help me to install my webcam
& how can i use my webcam in yahoo messenger?

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2007-12-23
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mimohamad (m-mohamadus) said : #1

my camera is" JVC GC-A50 "
please help me to install my webcam
& how can i use my webcam in yahoo messenger?

Please open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

lsusb

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Please copy the command result here.

lsusb command is the lower of "LSUSB"

Hope this helps

mimohamad (m-mohamadus) said : #3

wen i type:
lsusb
only answer is:
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 04f1:1001 Victor Company of Japan, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
and i can do nothing

Your device: JVC GC-A50
recognized by the system as
04f1:1001 Victor Company of Japan, Ltd
will works with Gspca kernel modules.

---- To install the webcam ( you must have an active internet connection ):
1) - We do all from terminal
2) - When the system ask you for password, give your user password, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter

Open a terminal from Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo aptget update; sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install camorama build-essential gspca-source linux-headers-$(uname -r)
cd /usr/src
sudo tar -xjvf gspca-source.tar.bz2
cd /usr/src/modules/gspca/
sudo make
sudo make install
modprobe gspca
camorama

If your cam color are no good open the: /etc/modprobe.d/options file

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options

and add this row at the end of file:
options gspca force_rgb=1

add the module gspca at the end of /etc/modules file, type:

sudo gedit /etc/modules

add a row at the end of file and type:
gspca

Save and exit and reboot your pc reopen Camorama from menu: Applications->Graphics->...

Give me some feedback
HTH

mimohamad (m-mohamadus) said : #5

thank you my webcam installed, but i cant make good my camera color.

Please play with module load option:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options

add or change the force_rgb value put it to 1 or 0

options gspca force_rgb=1

When you change this value you need to unload and reload kernel modules with different options
You can do this using command line instructions, but rebooting the pc do all automatically... ;-)

Hope this helps

mimohamad (m-mohamadus) said : #7

in this file
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options
type like this:
# Enable double-buffering so gstreamer et. al. work
options quickcam compatible=2

# Default hostap to managed mode
options hostap_pci iw_mode=2
options hostap_cs iw_mode=2
that's all & i don't know what can i do for correct the wrong.
thank you again.

On the first answer there is the solution i copy and paste the rows:

If your cam color are no good open the: /etc/modprobe.d/options file

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options

and add this row at the end of file:
options gspca force_rgb=1

Hope this helps

mimohamad (m-mohamadus) said : #9

thank you for helping me
the cam color make good.

i can,t use my webcam, here is when i type lsusb
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0402:5602 ALi Corp.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 15ca:00c3
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
can anyone please tell me what to do

khalindtrinidad, please don't append a new question on a solved question.

Appending new and/or different question on a solved one will keep this new question as solved.
Answering people usually don't take care of solved question, they are already solved.

Please do new question from here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion

Provide some summary and copy and paste your lsusb result in it...

Thank you.

randy (kumpyuteranatbp) said : #12

how can i install this webcam with this version?

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 041e:401d Creative Technology, Ltd WebCam NX Ultra
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000