Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1c4f:0002 SiGma Micro
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0ac8:301b Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. ZC0301 Webcam
I didn’t use it for a long time. But the last time I checked it Under Ubuntu, cheese was able to read from it & gstreamer properties also tested it successfully.
But now that I need the webcam, I can’t get it work
gstreamer properties says " Video for Linux 2 (v4l2): Could not negotiate format".
Is this webcam not supported now ?
Got a cluehere . Never used modprobe before. Please help
Your webcam is a 0ac8:301b accoding to the lsusb. When ‘armed’ with that information, I typically go to this openSUSE webcam page which provides guidance. It advises one the check to see if one’s webcam is uvc compatible (which IMHO the better webcams are). Your webcam is NOT in the ‘uvc’ list.
Then I checked the Gspca/Spca5xx webcam compatibility lists and saw your webcam in the spca5xx list. So your webcam will use the gspca webcam driver.
Now if you go back to the openSUSE webcam page you will note it states the following, which I will quote:
However, some applications still don’t work very well together with the new (gspca) drivers, a workaround is to preload a libv4l-compat library:
If you want to run a 32 bit application (i.e. skype) on a 64 bit system, you first need to install “libv4l-32bit” (only available in the Packman repository) and run the preload-command used for 32 bit.
If this works for you, you can add the LD_PRELOAD-command to the startup command of your menu entry/desktop shortcut via menu editor or with right-clicking the desktop icon => properties => application => command respectively.
Good news that its working ! … I use Skype for about 15 to 30 minutes around 3 to 4 times per week in a video chat with my 85+ year old mother who lives in North America (I live in Europe). We are both running openSUSE-11.3 w/KDE-4.4.4 on our PCs (but we have different webcams).
Its great to be in touch with family via video
Sorry, I can’t help there. I don’t have gspca webcam anymore (I discarded it for a superior UVC compatible webcam). Also, I only use LXDE or KDE4 (except for my laptop with openSUSE-11.1 that has an ancient version of Gnome).
> deano_ferrari;2336183 Wrote:
>> I’m not familiar with Gnome (any version). Try creating a script first
>> with your favourite editor (call it skype_launch.sh for example)
> > > #!/bin/bash
> > LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
>> then make it executable
> > > chmod +x skype_launch.sh
>> Now use alacarte to point to the launch script instead. Does that
>> work for you?
> I created the script using gedit, saved it to my home folder.
> Then right clicked on it, went to properties, made it executable.
> When I double click on it & click Run Skype starts & recognizes my cam.
> Then I started alacarte edited the entry for Skype by pointing it to
> this script.
> But again when I start Skype using regular method that is via the Gnome
> App menu it starts but doesn’t recognize my cam.
i don’t know GNOME either, so likely i’m wrong. but to me it looks as if
that GNOME menu was calling skype from it’s default location, not via your
script. are you sure that the part of the menu editor you pointed to your
script was the executable, not a comment or icon path or the like?