Web Chat/Confrencing - Web Camera

openSUSE 12.2 x64 current through distro, and packman repositories.

lsusb

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13fe:1d00 Kingston Technology Company Inc. DataTraveler 2.0 1GB/4GB Flash Drive / Patriot Xporter 4GB Flash Drive
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05e3:0604 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 1.1 Hub
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 046d:08b0 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam 3000 Pro [pwc]
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 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0b39:0d04 Omnidirectional Control Technology, Inc.
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 413c:2105 Dell Computer Corp. Model L100 Keyboard
Bus 004 Device 009: ID 046d:c03d Logitech, Inc. M-BT96a Pilot Optical Mouse

Trying to test my setup on ChatRoulette using Firefox 17, and it does not detect the Camera. Camera works properly using guvcview, wxcam, and shows in my unconfigured kopete, so it appears the drivers are working.

Any help getting this working online would be greatly appreciated.

Wil

With continued testing, and research on the following device, it appears it may not be fully supported. Not sure what I can do for that. It might explain why it’s not detecting the webcam in Firefox 17, might also explain when recording in wxcam, or guvcview that it only records video, and not audio.

Sure would be nice to get this working, any troubleshooting suggestion or things that can be passed on to the devs would be greatly appreciated.

Wil

Trying to test my setup on ChatRoulette using Firefox 17, and it does not detect the Camera.

I’m not familiar with ChatRoulette at all. However, from reading this thread, it appears that there is a flash permissions issue

Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Website Privacy Settings panel

Hope this helps.

Thank you, however flash is configured to allow access to the web cam, and says there is none, however it does detect the mic at the same address.

Well, any issue you have will be with flash. They don’t support Linux any longer as you can read here

Flash Player Help | Flash Player Help

Just a thought - perhaps you could also try using the Chrome browser

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/eula.html

Interestingly enough I installed the Chrome browser, and thus far it looks like the cam works. Haven’t tested audio yet. So it could indeed be flash. Still might deserve more testing because of the results that I have with the recorder/viewers, and or skype. Progress!

That’s good to know. :slight_smile:

FWIW, there are a number of Ubuntu threads discussing the same topic eg

12.04 - How can I make Flash work with my webcam? - Ask Ubuntu

I’ll look at that in due course, however I have concluded that there is an issue with the mic / audio.

I think it falls fully somewhere in the ALSA / pulseaudio / phonon arena.

SUSE Paste

Not sure where to go from here. Still diggin’

FYI The Global Setting Manger did not solve anything with Firefox, or at least for me;-)

Still diggin’ :open_mouth:

For your audio diagnostics:

https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Audio_troubleshooting

The issue at this point is not the sound per-sea, rather the sound server is not detecting the USB mic that is a part of the web cam. Not that there might not be miss-configuration of the sound card as well. So assistance to get the mic working is where I need to begin, and I don’t see any of that in the docs I’ve read so far. More help is this area again would be greatly appreciated.

Run the diagnostic script as explained in that guide - anything that is correctly configured will be displayed, and anything that is detected by the kernel (but with no ALSA config) will also be displayed. You are then encouraged to provide the web link to share the uploaded output with us (should you need further assistance).

Since you are using pulse-audio, you could also try launching ‘pavucontrol’ from a terminal. Here various sources can be enabled etc.

The output of the script is linked in a susepaste on message #8 of this thread.

I have launched pavucontrol from an admin terminal, and looks no different then if I launch it normally.

Although at an impasse, here is where I am.

alsa-info.txt shows both the sound card (on board) and the USB mic which is a part of the webcam.

pulseaudio only knows about the sound card, and I see no way to get it to see USB mic.

padevchooser which I believe would be the correct tool to add the device is no longer a supported app.

Suggestions?

I can only suggest to review this pulseaudio guide by our audio guru (oldcpu):

https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/oldcpu/pulseaudio-basics-opensuse-pavucontrol-96/

(In particular, the sections dealing with input devices and webacm.)

After numerous reinsertions of the USB connector, and who knows what else, The mic is now detected, and working with all apps except Firefox/flash.

Thanks for the help!

Linux voodoo magic! :slight_smile: