[SOLVED] Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks Deluxe

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[SOLVED] Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks Deluxe

Postby bprosnitz » 2006-12-25 19:11

I recieved this webcam for christmas and I am having difficulties getting it detected on etch. I installed the spca5xx modules for my kernel (2.6.18-3 amd64).

No software can detect it and /dev/video + /dev/video0 do not exist. How can I add them / get the camera detected?
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Postby thamarok » 2006-12-25 19:18

I guess you need to build your own kernel with the linux-uvc module: http://packages.debian.org/testing/grap ... uvc-source

But maybe I can find better info, so just have a little patience and I might solve it for you.
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Postby bprosnitz » 2006-12-25 19:37

Are you sure that the uvc module is what I want?

I found this on the V4L Wiki (http://www.linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/Webcams):
Do you have USB 2.0 controllers on your notebook and desktop? If so, you could benefit from higher resolutions with the Logitech Quickam for Notebooks Pro, Quickcam Fusion and Quickcam Orbit MP. All those webcams are 1.3MP devices and are supported by the linux-uvc driver. Note that the Quickcam for Notebooks Deluxe doesn't fall in that category; it's supported by the spca5xx driver.


Thank you very much for helping me.
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Postby thamarok » 2006-12-25 19:40

Maybe you have luck here: http://qce-ga.sourceforge.net/

Because they didn't say the Deluxe model was unsupported, only the normal and Pro models..
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Postby thamarok » 2006-12-25 19:41

bprosnitz wrote:Are you sure that the uvc module is what I want?

I found this on the V4L Wiki (http://www.linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/Webcams):
Do you have USB 2.0 controllers on your notebook and desktop? If so, you could benefit from higher resolutions with the Logitech Quickam for Notebooks Pro, Quickcam Fusion and Quickcam Orbit MP. All those webcams are 1.3MP devices and are supported by the linux-uvc driver. Note that the Quickcam for Notebooks Deluxe doesn't fall in that category; it's supported by the spca5xx driver.


Thank you very much for helping me.


Oh sorry, I think I jumped over that.
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Postby bprosnitz » 2006-12-25 20:41

In case this is helpful:

When I plug in the device I have the following in dmesg:
usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice


This showed up at some point much later (in dmesg):
usbcore: registered new driver snd-usb-audio
Linux video capture interface: v2.00
usbcore: registered new driver spca5xx
/home/bastian/debian/tmp/linus/linux-modules-extra-2.6-2.6.18/debian/build/build_amd64_none_amd64_spca5xx/drivers/usb/spca5xx.c: spca5xx driver 2.6.18 registered


lsmod | grep spca contains:
spca5xx 659664 0
videodev 29696 1 spca5xx


My lsusb has it listed as:
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 046d:08d8 Logitech, Inc.


and the usb modules listed for that are: (usbmodules --device /proc/bus/usb/002/005)
snd-usb-audio
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Postby thamarok » 2006-12-25 22:08

Sorry, that's over my head :(
I searched hours for a solution but nothing. I hate it too if I get my hands on some hardware which is not much used in the Linux community, it makes everything more difficult to solve :(
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Postby bprosnitz » 2006-12-25 23:19

Well thank you anyways for helping me.

I found this gem of a post at the ubuntu forums:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205782

I had tried gspca from the gspca source package but it was out of date (version 1.04) I downloaded a new version from here: http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca50x/Investig ... .10.tar.gz

Compile and installed it and the usb module for the device was finally loading.

So the webcam works now!
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