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    Default WebCam not working

    Hello. I have a Creative Live Cam Video IM Pro and SuSE 11.0. I cannot get the web cam to work. I have installed various drivers to no avail. LSUSB shows the following:

    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0f30:010b Jess Technology co., Ltd
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:5d11 Hewlett_Packard Photosmart C5200
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 041e:4055 Creative Technology, Ltd Live! Cam Video IM Pro
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    If I go into Kopete or any other video/tv program, it picks up my AverMedia card. I have updated all my drivers including the kernel, still nothing seems to work.

    Thanks for the help,

    Scott

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    Default Re: WebCam not working

    Quote Originally Posted by sandersen113 View Post
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 041e:4055 Creative Technology, Ltd Live! Cam Video IM Pro
    I took a look through the normal places for web cam drivers, and I do not see support for your web cam listed.

    I also looked at the Linux in-compatibility page, and did NOT obtain confirmation that your camera does NOT work with Linux.
    Linux incompatible Webcams

    There was discussion about this web cam on a Ubuntu thread ...
    Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro (VF0230) [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums

    .. in essence, from what I can see from that thread, this camera is not yet supported, although it "may be", in the future dependant on progress on progress on the m560x driver project ...
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/m560x-driver/
    ... although the above URL was mentioned on a Ubuntu thread, so take what one reads there with some caution, as I find the technical accuracy of many Ubuntu threads is questionable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandersen113 View Post
    I have updated all my drivers including the kernel, still nothing seems to work.
    I always research for compatibility BEFORE I purchase my hardware, but every now and then my wife (a BIG winXP fan) throws a spanner in the works and she purchases hardware with out consulting with me (to 1st ensure linux compatibility).

    If this had happened to me, I would find an MS-Windows friend who has a web cam that is known to work well with Linux, and try to convince them to trade webcams.

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    I was running a dual boot system up until about a week ago when I decided to drop "whine-doze". So far the only compatibility issue I have is with my webcam, which I don't use that much anyway, so it really isn't that big of a deal. If would be nice if Creative made linux drivers but that may be asking for too much. Thanks for the replies.

    Scott

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    While checking around for drivers, I did find my webcam listed on this page, Linux UVC driver & tools as a supported device...?

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    Default Re: WebCam not working

    Quote Originally Posted by sandersen113 View Post
    While checking around for drivers, I did find my webcam listed on this page, Linux UVC driver & tools as a supported device...?
    you can try that uvc driver, but if what you posted in your 1st post is correct, then IMHO it won't work. You posted your webcam is a 041e:4055. That uvc notes it's Cam Video IM Pro is a 041e:4063, which is NOT the same.
    Code:
    041e:4063  	Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro  	Creative Labs
    You can try it, but I would bet against it working.

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