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    Default I got my webcam working and now its upsidedown in kpete

    My web cam working and now its upside down I don't want upside down , the display of me.
    When I say something to a person he doesn't hear me. But he can see me.
    I would like the camera to display me normally. The program is kopete. OpenSuse 11 Kde 4.0

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    Default Re: I got my webcam working and now its upsidedown in kpete

    On Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:06:03 GMT
    Rukasuzu <Rukasuzu@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > My web cam working and now its upside down I don't want upside down ,
    > the display of me.
    > When I say something to a person he doesn't hear me. But he can see
    > me.
    > I would like the camera to display me normally. The program is kopete.
    > OpenSuse 11 Kde 4.0
    >
    >


    Yeah yeah... dumb question here....

    Is your camera right-side up?


    With video4linux devices, you can cause the image to be flipped (up/down) or
    mirrored (left/right) by echoing a '1' or '0' to the following devices:

    (as root)
    To flip vertically (flip):
    echo 1 >/sys/class/video4linux/video0/vflip

    To flip horizontally (mirror):
    echo 1 >/sys/class/video4linux/video0/hflip

    These settings are only good until you reboot again (or unplug the webcam I
    imagine too)

    You CAN set this permanently, but all the web sources involve a source code
    change and/or a module option... neither of which I can provide information
    on since you didn't provide us with anything to go on... make, model of
    webcam, etc.

    (and your audio problem is a different problem, check your microphone and
    mixer settings)

    Loni

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    Default Re: I got my webcam working and now its upsidedown in kpete

    Those commands crashed my camera

    I am using kde 4.0

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    Default Re: I got my webcam working and now its upsidedown in kpete

    Those commands do not work

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    Default Re: I got my webcam working and now its upsidedown in kpete

    I did something and now camera says cannot grab video after second run

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    Default Re: I got my webcam working and now its upsidedown in kpete

    Now the problem seems I have no chanells.txt cause I deleted it any idea how to fix this?
    How do I reinstall Video4lINUX2?
    I am new to this so please bare with me
    Sorry!

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    Matthias_Wlkp NNTP User

    Default Re: I got my webcam working and now its upsidedown in kpete

    Hello,

    I have the same problem here - upside down picture in LUVCview. I haven't tried installing any video communicators, since I had the same problem in Ubuntu.

    I'm using OpenSuSE 11.1, fresh install on ASUS X71Vn (no possibility to physically rotate the camera unfortunately...). I already spent some hours trying to get the nVidia drivers work properly (beginners mistakes made this took that long...), so I'd be happy to fix this and stay with this system.

    My wife is already mad at me for sitting too long trying to fix this...

    I tried the commands mentioned here, but I got:

    bash: /sys/class/video4linux/video0/vflip: No such file or directory

    Beside the webcam, everything works perfectly!

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    MrCoote123 NNTP User

    Default Re: I got my webcam working and now its upsidedown in kpete

    Made any progress thus far?

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    Matthias_Wlkp NNTP User

    Default Re: I got my webcam working and now its upsidedown in kpete

    I got a link to a forum with a solution for Ubuntu:

    [kubuntu] [HOW-TO] Upside-down image from UVC webcam - Ubuntu Forums

    And one more for Mandriva, but that one is in Polish.

    So far I learned, that only solution for flipping the camera with the UVCvideo driver is patching the driver - procedure is on the linked forum.

    Linux UVC driver & tools - here is something more about the uvc driver, but I haven't figured out yet, how to utilize that.

    Some people told me, that updating the driver should be enough, but that didn't work for me.

    The procedure seems way too complicated, so, for now, I'll just live with flipped camera...

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