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    Question Lenovo 3000 N200 webcam

    Hi,

    Migrated from Ubuntu to OpenSUSE 11, seems great however my webcam isn't working under Cheese. Just get a 'test card'.

    Any ideas please?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Lenovo 3000 N200 webcam

    Quote Originally Posted by yeleek View Post
    Migrated from Ubuntu to OpenSUSE 11, seems great however my webcam isn't working under Cheese. Just get a 'test card'.
    Have you tried to test your web cam with another app, ... say try it with "camorama".

    What driver are you using for your webcam? If you don't know, type:
    lsusb
    and post your web cam details

    For "lsusb" to work, you need "usbutils" installed.

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    Question Re: Lenovo 3000 N200 webcam

    Hi,

    Camorama says "Could not connect to video device (/dev/video0). Please check connection"

    The laptop is a Lenovo 3000 N200 and lsusb says

    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0a5c:2101 Broadcom Corp. A-Link BlueUsbA2 Bluetooth
    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 002: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor
    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 003: ID 04f2:b013 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Lenovo 3000 N200 webcam

    Quote Originally Posted by yeleek View Post
    The laptop is a Lenovo 3000 N200 and lsusb says ...
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b013 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
    As near I can determine, 04f2:b013 is your web cam.

    The installation guidance is here:
    HCL/Web Cameras - openSUSE

    If you follow the instructions on that page, you will note support for your web cam is listed here: Linux UVC driver & tools
    which means you need to install the "uvc" driver.

    ie ... add the following repository to YaST -> Software Repositories (for 2.6.25.5-1 kernel only):
    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/drivers:/webcam/openSUSE_11.0/
    when newer kernels are released, one will need to go to this repos instead:
    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/drivers:/webcam/openSUSE_11.0_Update/
    Then Start YaST -> Software Management

    In the Search window enter "uvc". Select uvcvideo-kmp-default(or the one for your kernel flavor) and install it. And then follow the guidance here: HCL/Web Cameras - openSUSE

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    Default Re: Lenovo 3000 N200 webcam

    Hi,

    I have the below installed
    uvcvideo-kmp-default
    Webcam drivers for: USB Video Class (UVC) devices
    r200_2.6.25.5_1.1-2.2 (i586)

    uvcvideo-kmp-debug
    Webcam drivers for: USB Video Class (UVC) devices
    r171_2.6.25.5_1.1-3.4 (i586)

    And i'm afraid the webcam does not work - does it matter than 1 is r200 and the other r171?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Lenovo 3000 N200 webcam

    Quote Originally Posted by yeleek View Post
    I have the below installed
    uvcvideo-kmp-default ... uvcvideo-kmp-debug
    ...
    And i'm afraid the webcam does not work - does it matter than 1 is r200 and the other r171?
    You should not need uvcvideo-kmp-debug. You can remove that. Also, ensure you don't have a bad driver from a previous inappropriate attempt. ie type:
    rpm -qa | grep spca
    and ensure you do not have spcaxxx nor gspcav installed. If you do, please remove them.

    Note you have to unplug and replug your USB device, or in the case of a laptop integrated webcam, a reboot may be necessary.

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    Default Re: Lenovo 3000 N200 webcam

    Quote Originally Posted by yeleek View Post
    And i'm afraid the webcam does not work
    Please, in future when you state this "does not work", specify the test you performed to reach this conclusion.

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    Default Re: Lenovo 3000 N200 webcam

    Hi

    Thanks for your help

    ben@3000N200:~> rpm -qa | grep spca
    gspcav1-kmp-default-20071224_2.6.25.5_1.1-10.4

    Is all i got back

    and now in package selection i have the following installed for 'uvc'

    uvcvideo-kmp-default
    Webcam drivers for: USB Video Class (UVC) devices
    r200_2.6.25.5_1.1-2.2 (i586)

    Re test - the webcam functioned under ubuntu 7.10/8.04. I'm either getting the test card under cheese or the error mentioned earlier under camorama. I've also restarted a number of times.

    Thanks

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    Realized i hadn't actually said i'd uninstalled gspca* and i rebooted. Same issue.

    Thanks

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    Update - Installed lucview (found referenced on another post). And its working - so not sure what thats all about. Thanks for the help.

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