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    Question Webkam not working

    I've gotten everything working on my laptop except the webcam. I'm trying to use webkam (from kde repo) but the launcher starts up but the program doesn't start. The driver is "uvcvideo" which loads with no error messages.
    Code:
    62: USB 00.0: 0000 Unclassified device
      [Created at usb.122]
      UDI:
    /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_c45_6406_noserial_if0_logicaldev_input
      Unique ID: MtLc.1biges91ot8
      Parent ID: k4bc.cO89g+iefn1
      SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.7/usb1/1-6/1-6:1.0
      SysFS BusID: 1-6:1.0
      Hardware Class: unknown
      Model: "Microdia Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_2M"
      Hotplug: USB
      Vendor: usb 0x0c45 "Microdia"
      Device: usb 0x6406 "Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_2M"
      Revision: "95.07"
      Driver: "uvcvideo"
      Driver Modules: "uvcvideo"
      Device File: /dev/input/event7
      Device Files: /dev/input/event7, /dev/char/13:71,
    /dev/input/by-id/usb-CN0FX7397248798I041A_Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_2M-event-if00
    , /dev/input/by-path/pci-0000:00:1a.7-usb-0:6:1.0-event
      Device Number: char 13:71
      Speed: 480 Mbps
      Module Alias: "usb:v0C45p6406d9507dcEFdsc02dp01ic0Eisc01ip00"
      Driver Info #0:
        Driver Status: uvcvideo is active
        Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe uvcvideo"
      Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
      Attached to: #54 (Hub)
    modprobe -l uvc* produces:
    Code:
    laptop:/home/tom/Documents # modprobe -l uvc*
    kernel/drivers/media/video/uvc/uvcvideo.ko
    laptop:/home/tom/Documents #
    tail /var/log/messages shows:
    Code:
    laptop:/home/tom/Documents # tail /var/log/messages
    Jan 12 21:07:45 laptop udev-configure-printer: Failed to get parent
    Jan 12 21:07:45 laptop kernel: [24176.588813] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
    Jan 12 21:07:45 laptop kernel: [24176.681570] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
    Jan 12 21:07:45 laptop udev-configure-printer: add /module/lp
    Jan 12 21:07:45 laptop udev-configure-printer: Failed to get parent
    Jan 12 21:19:31 laptop su: (to root) tom on /dev/pts/1
    Jan 12 21:32:04 laptop su: (to root) tom on /dev/pts/5
    Jan 12 21:32:04 laptop su: (to root) tom on /dev/pts/5
    Jan 12 21:36:16 laptop su: (to root) tom on /dev/pts/2
    Jan 12 21:48:35 laptop su: (to root) tom on /dev/pts/5
    I'm stumped. Does webkam require a printer?

    Thanks for any advise.
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    Default Re: Webkam not working

    Try this program: cheese
    Code:
    su
    zypper install cheese
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    Default Re: Webkam not working

    Certain webcams are bound not to work under linux.
    My personal suggestion is to just sell off your current webcam and trade it up for a logitech webcam as most logitech webcams have decent support in linux.
    https://features.opensuse.org/308357

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    Default Re: Webkam not working

    Quote Originally Posted by TaraIkeda View Post
    Certain webcams are bound not to work under linux.
    My personal suggestion is to just sell off your current webcam and trade it up for a logitech webcam as most logitech webcams have decent support in linux.
    Well, the webcam is built into the laptop and I'm not about to sell it.

    Tried Syampillais' suggestion, d/l cheese, and it works just fine. Great resolution (1600x1200).

    So why does kdes' webkam require a printer be set up under cups?

    Thanks for the replies.
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    Default Re: Webkam not working

    I thing the printer related messages are not related to this. Are you getting it every time you run it?

    I too can't use the webkam, it is complaining about some missing file when I run it. I think it is written in Ruby.
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    Default Re: Webkam not working

    I think webkam doesn't really work in openSUSE, and I have not seen a post regarding this application in this forum. I tried it in openSUSE 11.1 and 11.2 and every time I try it, just throws this message
    Code:
    ./webkam_app.rb:2:in `require': no such file to load -- gst (LoadError)
    	from ./webkam_app.rb:2
    	from main.rb:1:in `require'
    	from main.rb:1

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    Default Re: Webkam not working

    Quote Originally Posted by joerione View Post
    I think webkam doesn't really work in openSUSE, and I have not seen a post regarding this application in this forum. I tried it in openSUSE 11.1 and 11.2 and every time I try it, just throws this message
    Code:
    ./webkam_app.rb:2:in `require': no such file to load -- gst (LoadError)
    	from ./webkam_app.rb:2
    	from main.rb:1:in `require'
    	from main.rb:1
    I too get the same message. I think the packager missed something.
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    Default Re: Webkam not working

    Anyone make any progress on this? I get the same error too, and would rather not have to use a gnome application.

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    Default Re: Webkam not working

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodDamon View Post
    Anyone make any progress on this? I get the same error too, and would rather not have to use a gnome application.
    The webcam in question in this thread was a 0c45:6406,
    Code:
      Model: "Microdia Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_2M"
      Hotplug: USB
      Vendor: usb 0x0c45 "Microdia"
      Device: usb 0x6406 "Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_2M"
    and it is NOT listed in the uvc driver page Linux UVC driver & tools as being linux compatible.

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