I just installed openSUSE 11.2 on my MSI Wind U100. For the most part, everything worked out of the box, though I had a small scare as the DVD installer did not recognize either my wireless or ethernet cards; the installed system works with both, however.
But as the title suggests, I am having trouble with the webcam. I have the Bison model, described on the wiki here.
Following the instructions on the linked wiki page, I added “options uvcvideo quirks=2” to /etc/modprobe.conf.local.
Before rebooting, I tried out the camera by pressing Fn-F6, then launching Cheese. It worked perfectly, actually a lot clearer than ever before.
After rebooting, however, things changed.Now, when I ‘enable’ the webcam with Fn-F6, it is not recognized in Cheese (my preferred webcam app), and I get the following output from dmesg:
827.697116] atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xee on isa0060/serio0). 827.697215] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e06e <keycode>' to make it known. 827.700794] atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xee on isa0060/serio0). 827.700890] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e06e <keycode>' to make it known.
Neither Cheese nor lsusb recognize the camera. On top of that, after pressing Fn-F6, all my usb ports and the card reader no longer function. It’s like the entire USB system has died. I reboot brings everything back again, except the camera.
I tried removing the line I had added from modprobe.conf.local, but after a reboot the camera is still not recognized. I wish I had left well enough alone, but I was trying to follow the instructions…
Anyone know what’s going wrong? FYI, this is the exact same behavior I had on Ubuntu 9.10.