some adviiice needed (newbie!)

Greetings, I’m new in openSUSE 11.1. Got some questions

  1. I have this really cheap web cam (KODE is the brand), Kopete recognizes it as USB camera but still I can’t make it work. Help, anyone?

  2. I have a Genius GamePad MaxFire G. Any idea on how configure it?

thanks for the help!

Hi again!

I’m not too experienced with web cams as both of mine work. But we’ll need some information first.

When your webcam is plugged in, open a terminal and type

lsusb

Then post the output here.

Ian

Hi again Ian, here’s what i got with lsusb

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

no idea of it’s meaning.

in kopete the device is called USB2.0 JPEG WebCam and the imput is t613.

Hmmm…
That’s strange. Usually lsusb will note what’s plugged in with the usb.
For example here’s my output of lsusb when my webcam is plugged in:

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 090c:1000 Feiya Technology Corp. Memory Bar
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:08ae Logitech, Inc. QuickCam for Notebooks
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 413c:8126 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 355 Bluetooth
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

The first thing listed is my usb stick. I’m running linux off of this as a liveusb.
The second and third things listed are open ports where nothing is plugged in those usb ports.
The fourth thing listed is my Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks.
Then an empty port, then my bluetooth controller, then the rest are unused.

Unplug your webcam then plug it back in. Wait about 15 seconds then do lsusb in a terminal again.

Ian

did as you say, now i have this:

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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 001 Device 004: ID 17a1:0128
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

so I guess the genesys thing is the webcam.

Actually, this is your webcam

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 17a1:0128

The fact that it doesn’t have a name after it suggests it’s not supported yet.

You can serach for it by typing in

linux ID 17a1:0128

Into your favorite search engine. Although googling it I found a kubuntu page [kubuntu] tascorp 17a1 webcam - Ubuntu Forums](http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=832805) that says the drivers are currently under development. So you’ll have to wait for this camera to be supported in linux

Sorry,

Ian