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Thread: HP 2-megapixel webcam on opensuse 11.1

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    Default HP 2-megapixel webcam on opensuse 11.1

    Hi everyone,
    I have a Hp 2-megapixel webcam and wanted to use on opensuse 11.1
    I look around and search for threads in this forum for webcam issues but can't find an exact solution.
    Tried to detect the webcam with lsusb and the result is:
    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
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    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 014: ID 15b8:6002

    Bus 004 Device 011: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Hi-Speed 21-in-1 Flash Card Reader/Writer (Internal/External)
    Bus 004 Device 010: ID 05e3:0606 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub / D-Link DUB-H4 USB 2.0 Hub
    Bus 004 Device 009: ID 05e3:0606 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub / D-Link DUB-H4 USB 2.0 Hub
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Card Reader
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    The webcam is highlighted as identified in the lsusb command.

    I tried all the opensuse 11.1 available driver and still can't come-up with the image.

    luvcview result is:

    luvcview 0.2.4

    SDL information:
    Video driver: x11
    A window manager is available
    Device information:
    Device path: /dev/video0
    ERROR opening V4L interface: No such file or directory
    Testing with kopete kde3yield a blue screen
    Testing with kopete kde4 yield nothing but the camera image
    Testing with gqcam, gqcam doesn't open as it doesn't detect the webcam.
    Testing with vlc unsuccessful, vlc on windows works

    I posted hoping someone out there successfully made this beast work.

    If anyone have an idea or link to a workaround, it will be considered as a great help

    tsandu

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    Default Re: HP 2-megapixel webcam on opensuse 11.1

    Sorry for adding this post
    I can no longer edit my first post to add an additional information.
    Below is the results of dmesg:

    usb 4-8.3.2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 13
    usb 4-8.3.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    usb 4-8.3.2: New USB device found, idVendor=15b8, idProduct=6002
    usb 4-8.3.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
    usb 4-8.3.2: Product: HP Webcam
    usb 4-8.3.2: Manufacturer: HP
    usb 4-8.3.2: USB disconnect, address 13
    usb 4-8.3.1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 14
    usb 4-8.3.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    usb 4-8.3.1: New USB device found, idVendor=15b8, idProduct=6002
    usb 4-8.3.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
    usb 4-8.3.1: Product: HP Webcam
    usb 4-8.3.1: Manufacturer: HP
    It is detecting the hp webcam

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    Default Re: HP 2-megapixel webcam on opensuse 11.1

    your device is said to be UVC; but does not seem to be recognised;

    according to this website

    GSPCA V4L2 - Webcams

    your device should now be supported by a gspca driver

    Subdriver Id Name Sensor Status
    vc032x 15b8:6002 HP 2.0 Megapixelrz406aa po1200 OK

    It shows up in the website as shown;

    .. and this link documents its addition:

    http://moinejf.free.fr/gspca_Changes.txt

    so it looks like you need version 2.5.0 gspca

    so it would seem you get through this website

    Jef Moine

    where they say to get it from

    ~jfrancois/gspca: Summary

    and on the top line, you can select to download a bz2 or gz file;

    either will need to be unpacked, and installed;

    let us know if this is helpful to you;

    and if you wish to install the gspca package, maybe another forum member can guide you through the install of which package you choose, if you need help; you can google for a howto install tar.gz files; I must away to do other things

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    Default Re: HP 2-megapixel webcam on opensuse 11.1

    Hi pdc,

    Thanks a ton. You save my day.
    I went to all the links you provided and did lots of reading.
    Finally decided to download the tarball and base from the instruction, at http://moinejf.free.fr/gspca_README.txt I was able to compile and made my Hp webcam work. The only difference from the guide with my compiling procedure is, instead of make and make install I went the other way using make then checkinstall. It created the rpm in /usr/packages/src/rpms/i586. I added this directory to my yast source and let yast2 handled the installation.

    Regards,
    Tsandu

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    Default Re: HP 2-megapixel webcam on opensuse 11.1

    great; delighted to hear your webcam is now working; webcams seem to be problematic at present; you may be able to help others on the forum now with all your reading

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    Default Re: HP 2-megapixel webcam on opensuse 11.1

    hai,
    I have the HP camera (ID 15b8:6002) but its i think 1.3 Mega pixel (not 2) as described on HP VGA Webcam Web camera - pan / tilt.
    I want to install it on my compaq laptop that has OS fedora 12.
    what i have tried so far is as follow (but camera dis not work in skype or cheese)
    I downloaded gz from v4l-dvb: log and unzipped in a home folded then from that folder in root privillage i did following
    make rminstall (i also tried earlier make, make install etc)
    then tried to run camera in cheese but does not work
    for skype i did LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
    that also does not work
    can you tell me the process of installation in detail for fedora12 and if you are sending me some files then you can send to gmail account jagdish78
    thanking you
    JR

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