I have read lots of the webcam threads before posting this my problem
Cannot get picture from usb webcam
tested it by installing on a windows xp machine with its drivers for windows that came on mini cd
it works very well.
my machine 18 gig Celeron. 1GB ram 500g hard drive.
Running open Suse 11.2 with KDE#.% desktop.
pluged cam in my usb
Skype reported no video detected.
Ran Yast hardware report.
showed device USB20 camera
model microdia USB20 camera
UDI /usb devices/_c45_6270
To confirm this info came from the cam I unplugged it and ran hardware report again . No cam shown.
Plugged backin and report showed info as above agaibn so I know info comes from the cam
Searched SUSE software repositories found drivers sn9c20x four versions. for Microdia webcams.
Driver decription includes webcam model 0c45:6270 listed among many others. Tried installing default version and it and others resulted in yast conflict error. PAE version installed OK but yast added installation of an upgraded kernel to Linux 220.127.116.11-0.5-pae i686
After installing driver Skype showed video detected as the name of the driver vis sn9c20x at /dev/video . Clicking on Skype test video button gets a white screen no image
Had a look at /dev directory and found node video which is a link to another node video0
I installed several webcam programs including cheese and webcam and although I run KDE3.5 I also installed Gqcam a gnome prg for webcam.
all programs show nothing from the camera except gqcam
Gqcam has ten vertical bars seperated by vertical black bands.
In the bars there is some sort of image. I can have things moving around in there by waving my hand in front of the cam
I believe what I am seeing is a badly out of focus image in black and white no color
I conclude that the cam has to have settings loaded but not cheese or any of the other prgs have provision for loading settings. Some program would have to load the settings to the cam at strart up? Wich program and where would I put the settings? help please. I most specifically want cheese and skype to see the cam
A startup debug log of my system shows the webcam driver loaded. to dev/video0 but nothing else.There is a later mention of the webcam on USB port being detected.
I wondered if there was a connection from usb to Video0 missing but then Gqcam would not see anything ???