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    Default Laptop built-in USB camera detected by lsusb but nothing else.

    I'm running OS V13.1 with KDE3 on an ASUS G73Jh2 laptop with a built-in camera, that I have not been able to get working since ~OS V12.2, and I'd like to get it working again.
    Code:
    $ uname -a
    Linux pinto 3.11.10-7-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 3 09:41:24 UTC 2014 (750023e) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    lsusb reports it thus:
    Code:
    #lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8086:0186 Intel Corp. WiMAX Connection 2400m
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b071 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 2.0M UVC Webcam / CNF7129
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1a40:0201 Terminus Technology Inc. FE 2.1 7-port Hub
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 111d:0000
    Bus 002 Device 005: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
    Bus 002 Device 006: ID 051d:0002 American Power Conversion Uninterruptible Power Supply
    which I have verified as a UVC compatible device, from the link found elsewhere in thread http://forums.opensuse.org/showthrea...nder-SuSE-11-0. However, the driver information in that thread is well out of date, and I'm not sure how to proceed from this point.

    The camera worked with Kopete at one time.

    Hoping you can help,

    Leslie

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    Default Re: Laptop built-in USB camera detected by lsusb but nothing else.

    Quote Originally Posted by jlturriff View Post
    I'm running OS V13.1 with KDE3 on an ASUS G73Jh2 laptop with a built-in camera, that I have not been able to get working since ~OS V12.2, and I'd like to get it working again.

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    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b071 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 2.0M UVC Webcam / CNF7129
    Checking the uvc driver compatibility list ( http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/#devices ) , I see the 04f2:b071 webcam listed, with a couple of notes next to it.
    Note-3: This camera module is known to be mounted upside-down in some notebooks. Applications that use the libv4l library should display the video correctly, as libv4l detects upside-down cameras and rotates the image automatically. See Hans de Goede's post on the linux-uvc-devel mailing list for more information. For applications that don't use libv4l, try holding your computer upside-down.

    Note Hans de Goede (back in 2009) was asking for information on such laptops so he could update the library libv4l with more relevant camera information.
    Note-4: iSight webcams require a proprietary firmware that can't be redistributed. Tools to extract the firmware from the MacOS X driver and load it into the device are available at http://bersace03.free.fr/ift/.

    I don't think note-4 is applicable to your webcam (although there is an 'isight-firmware-tools' packaged for openSUSE-13.1).

    Hence I recommend instead you focus on what v4l libraries you have installed.

    On my PC with a UVC webcam, I obtain the following if I type "rpm -qa '*v4l*' :
    Code:
    oldcpu@4770:~> rpm -qa '*v4l*'
    libv4lconvert0-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l2-0-32bit-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4lconvert0-32bit-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l2-0-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l1-0-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l1-0-32bit-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    Good luck, and thank you for posting on our forum.
    Last edited by oldcpu; 22-Apr-2014 at 22:52.

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    Default Re: Laptop built-in USB camera detected by lsusb but nothing else.

    Quote Originally Posted by jlturriff View Post
    The camera worked with Kopete at one time.
    In addition to my above post, I have a further question for you. Under openSUSE-13.1, what application were you using to test your webcam ?

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    Default Re: Laptop built-in USB camera detected by lsusb but nothing else.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Checking the uvc driver compatibility list ( http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/#devices ) , I see the 04f2:b071 webcam listed, with a couple of notes next to it.
    Note-3: This camera module is known to be mounted upside-down in some notebooks. Applications that use the libv4l library should display the video correctly, as libv4l detects upside-down cameras and rotates the image automatically. See Hans de Goede's post on the linux-uvc-devel mailing list for more information. For applications that don't use libv4l, try holding your computer upside-down.

    Note Hans de Goede (back in 2009) was asking for information on such laptops so he could update the library libv4l with more relevant camera information.
    I'll take a look at that.
    Note-4: iSight webcams require a proprietary firmware that can't be redistributed. Tools to extract the firmware from the MacOS X driver and load it into the device are available at http://bersace03.free.fr/ift/.

    I don't think note-4 is applicable to your webcam (although there is an 'isight-firmware-tools' packaged for openSUSE-13.1).

    Hence I recommend instead you focus on what v4l libraries you have installed.

    On my PC with a UVC webcam, I obtain the following if I type "rpm -qa '*v4l*' :
    Code:
    oldcpu@4770:~> rpm -qa '*v4l*'
    libv4lconvert0-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l2-0-32bit-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4lconvert0-32bit-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l2-0-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l1-0-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l1-0-32bit-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    Good luck, and thank you for posting on our forum.
    Here's what I see:
    Code:
    #rpm -qa '*v4l*'
    qv4l2-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4lconvert0-32bit-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l2-0-32bit-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l1-0-32bit-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l2-0-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4lconvert0-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64
    libv4l1-0-0.8.9-5.1.3.x86_64

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    Default Re: Laptop built-in USB camera detected by lsusb but nothing else.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    In addition to my above post, I have a further question for you. Under openSUSE-13.1, what application were you using to test your webcam ?
    Kopete. It used to work with Skype, but I stopped using that when MacroShaft bought it.

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    Default Re: Laptop built-in USB camera detected by lsusb but nothing else.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    In addition to my above post, I have a further question for you. Under openSUSE-13.1, what application were you using to test your webcam ?
    Also Kamera, a component of the KDE Control Center.

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    Default Re: Laptop built-in USB camera detected by lsusb but nothing else.

    Quote Originally Posted by jlturriff View Post
    It used to work with Skype, but I stopped using that when MacroShaft bought it.
    Are you saying it worked with Skype in openSUSE-13.1 ?

    I use neither 'kopete' nor 'kamera'. Is it possible to launch either of those applications from a konsole/terminal ? If so, when you attempt to use the webcam, are there any errors in the konsole ? Are there any errors in the /var/log/messages file at the exact same time you attempt to use the webcam ? If so, what are they ?

    The application I prefer to use with my webcam is the Packman package guvcview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Are you saying it worked with Skype in openSUSE-13.1 ?
    No, on 12 or perhaps even 11.
    I use neither 'kopete' nor 'kamera'. Is it possible to launch either of those applications from a konsole/terminal ?
    Yes. In neither of these programs is the camera detected. Screen shots are http://postimg.org/image/dsm38qehp/ (Kamera) and http://postimg.org/image/4gk3sdpyn/ (Kopete).
    If so, when you attempt to use the webcam, are there any errors in the konsole ?
    Kopete writes
    Code:
    libpng warning: Interlace handling should be turned on when using png_read_image
    when I select the themes tab of the settings. I suspect that this has nothing to do with the camera device.
    Are there any errors in the /var/log/messages file at the exact same time you attempt to use the webcam ? If so, what are they ?
    I saw no messages there that I could associate with the camera device.
    The application I prefer to use with my webcam is the Packman package guvcview.
    Huh. The camera works with guvcview. Here are messages that were produced by guvcview:
    Code:
    $cat guvcview.log
    guvcview 1.7.0
    file guvcview_video.mkv has extension type 1
    file guvcview_image.jpg has extension type 0
    file guvcview_image.jpg has extension type 0
    Video file suffix detected: 0
    Image file suffix detected: 0
    ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
    ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.side
    ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:961:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) The dmix plugin supports only playback stream
    ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
    Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
    Cannot connect to server request channel
    jack server is not running or cannot be started
    video device: /dev/video0
    Init. CNF7129 (location: usb-0000:00:1a.0-1.2)
    { pixelformat = 'YUYV', description = 'YUV 4:2:2 (YUYV)' }
    { discrete: width = 640, height = 480 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 352, height = 288 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 320, height = 240 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 176, height = 144 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 160, height = 120 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 1280, height = 800 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/7,
    { discrete: width = 1280, height = 1024 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/7,
    { pixelformat = 'RGB3', description = 'RGB3' }
    { discrete: width = 640, height = 480 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 352, height = 288 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 320, height = 240 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 176, height = 144 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 160, height = 120 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 1280, height = 800 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/7,
    { discrete: width = 1280, height = 1024 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/7,
    { pixelformat = 'BGR3', description = 'BGR3' }
    { discrete: width = 640, height = 480 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 352, height = 288 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 320, height = 240 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 176, height = 144 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 160, height = 120 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 1280, height = 800 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/7,
    { discrete: width = 1280, height = 1024 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/7,
    { pixelformat = 'YU12', description = 'YU12' }
    { discrete: width = 640, height = 480 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 352, height = 288 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 320, height = 240 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 176, height = 144 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 160, height = 120 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 1280, height = 800 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/7,
    { discrete: width = 1280, height = 1024 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/7,
    { pixelformat = 'YV12', description = 'YV12' }
    { discrete: width = 640, height = 480 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 352, height = 288 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 320, height = 240 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 176, height = 144 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 160, height = 120 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/30,
    { discrete: width = 1280, height = 800 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/7,
    { discrete: width = 1280, height = 1024 }
            Time interval between frame: 1/7,
    vid:04f2
    pid:b071
    driver:uvcvideo
    checking format: 1448695129
    fps is set to 1/30
    drawing controls
    
    fps is set to 1/30
    Checking video mode 640x480@32bpp : OK
    write /home/leslie/.config/guvcview/video0 OK
    free controls
    cleaned allocations - 100%
    Closing portaudio ...OK
    Closing GTK... OK
    Perhaps I need to switch this thread over to the KDE3 support group?

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    Default Re: Laptop built-in USB camera detected by lsusb but nothing else.

    Quote Originally Posted by jlturriff View Post
    Huh. The camera works with guvcview. Here are messages that were produced by guvcview:
    Good news ! Thus this appears to be an application or KDE problem ??

    Quote Originally Posted by jlturriff View Post
    Perhaps I need to switch this thread over to the KDE3 support group?
    KDE3 or KDE4, dependent on which one you are using.

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    Default Re: Laptop built-in USB camera detected by lsusb but nothing else.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Good news ! Thus this appears to be an application or KDE problem ??
    KDE3 or KDE4, dependent on which one you are using.
    I was unable to contact the OpenSuSE KDE3 mailing list, so I have no resolution for KDE3. The camera works in KDE4, but otherwise I'm still not impressed with KDE4's other capabilities, nor its performance.

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