Opensuse 11, webcam problem


in my Acer Aspire 7720G there is a Crystal Eye WebCam (Model: “Suyin Acer CrystalEye webcam”).

This is the output of hwinfo:

46: USB 00.1: 0000 Unclassified device
[Created at usb.122]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_64e_a101_CN0314_OV03_VA_R02_00_00_if1
Unique ID: 0vOp.hU0xiHqkSs4
Parent ID: pBe4.9T1GDCLyFd9
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-4/2-4:1.1
SysFS BusID: 2-4:1.1
Hardware Class: unknown
Model: “Suyin Acer CrystalEye webcam”
Hotplug: USB
Vendor: usb 0x064e “Suyin Corp.”
Device: usb 0xa101 “Acer CrystalEye webcam”
Revision: “1.00”
Serial ID: “CN0314-OV03-VA-R02.00.00”
Driver: “uvcvideo”
Driver Modules: “uvcvideo”
Speed: 480 Mbps
Module Alias: “usb:v064EpA101d0100dcEFdsc02dp01ic0Eisc02ip00”
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #55 (Hub)

The webcam doesn’t work (ekiga, gqcam) and the strange thing is the output of lsusb:

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 064e:a101 Suyin Corp. HP Pavilion dv9640us WebCam

Can you help me?


I’ll try (although I see you have “uvcvideo”
You may want to see if there’s a later version, see below, or, skip to the build your own from src to match the running kernel below:)

Search google/linux <Linux> - Google Search]( for “064e:a101” like
064e:a101 - Google Search
[Linux-uvc-devel] [Linphone-developers] 064e:a101 Suyin Corp. Cam in Acer Notebook](

> I’m the maintainer of linphone (video chat tool), and I use uvcvideo driver
> without major problems every day,

So where to find “uvcvideo”

Start @ Index of /repositories/drivers:/webcam
Index of /repositories/drivers:/webcam/openSUSE_11.0
Index of /repositories/drivers:/webcam/openSUSE_11.0/x86_64
Page down & there’s uvcvideo-kmp-default-r171_2.6.25.5_1.1-3.4.x86_64.rpm

Get the one that matches your running kernel or it won’t work
“uname -a” in a terminal.

If you have upgraded the kernel and one’s not there:
download the source = uvcvideo-r171-3.4.src.rpm @ Index of /repositories/drivers:/webcam/openSUSE_11.0/src
Build you own to maatch the running kernel with:
in a terminal as root

cd /pathto/rpm
rpmbuild --rebuild /uvcvideo-r171-3.4.src.rpm

your rpms will be in /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64
cd /tothatfolder
install with
“rpm -Uhv /packagename.rpm”

See if that helps:)