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#1 2009-06-26 08:29:13

john_schaf
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From: France
Registered: 2007-02-24
Posts: 104

webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

Hello,

With skype, the webcam stopped working with the new kernel release. Did somebody experience this also ? Or better, have a solution ?
My computer is a samsung NC10.

PS: module uvcvideo is correctly loaded

Last edited by john_schaf (2009-06-26 08:29:52)

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#2 2009-06-26 08:39:21

rebugger
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From: Germany
Registered: 2007-10-28
Posts: 229

Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

I have the same problem, but didn't check it enough to say, it's the new kernel. will test it, in 3hrs when I come home.

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#3 2009-06-26 11:08:02

Bogart
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From: Madrid, Spain
Registered: 2005-06-22
Posts: 265

Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

Could it be a USB autosuspend problem (there are strange problems with this in 2.6.30)? Maybe you can check the last block of the output of "powertop -d" (as root, and having powertop installed). Assuming your webcam is a USB device, you can check there if it's 100% active or 0% active.

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#4 2009-06-28 18:23:56

papierschiff
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Registered: 2008-07-09
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Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

my webcam ist 100% but it dosn't work too (samsung nc 10). with xawtv -c /dev/video0 i get a black screen. but when i close it i see one second the right image. strange..

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#5 2009-06-28 22:12:15

atomkarinca
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Registered: 2008-07-03
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Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

I had a similar problem and it seems the module wasn't loaded. This is what helped me:

modprobe gspca_main

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#6 2009-06-30 06:03:21

papierschiff
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Posts: 66

Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

@atomkarinca.. i doesn't help me... sad

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#7 2009-06-30 15:33:15

papierschiff
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Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

i testet the webcam with other software. kopete works, skype not. the idea in the wiki (" LD_PRELOAD="...) doesn't work for me..

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#8 2009-07-01 05:37:17

papierschiff
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Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

back on 2.6.29, webcam works in skype.

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#9 2009-07-03 01:51:26

overand
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Registered: 2008-10-17
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Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

I have the same problem - webcam stopped working in skype after 2.6.30 -  it's a UVC camera.

"guvcview" seems to work fine, but luvcview doesn't - but I don't recall if luvcview worked before 2.6.30

Skype tosses this when it tries to start the webcam:

Starting the process...
Skype Xv: Xv ports available: 63
Skype XShm: XShm support enabled
Skype Xv: Using Xv port 356

luvcview does the following:

luvcview version 0.2.1 
Video driver: x11
A window manager is available
video /dev/video0 
Unable to set format: 22.
 Init v4L2 failed !! exit fatal

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#10 2009-07-20 23:33:30

luscinius
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Registered: 2008-12-25
Posts: 13

Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

Same thing with me --- Logitech UVC camera works for a couple of seconds in Skype and then it freezes.
It worked correctly in 2.6.29 (and in fact still works with it on a different computer).
Works correctly as a microphone only (snd-usb-audio).

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#11 2009-07-21 00:03:52

thefatprecious
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From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2009-02-13
Posts: 98

Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

I'm having issues as well since 2.6.30. In my instance video works great but sound craps out randomly at times and Skype will just hang. Only thing I have been able to do is just relaunch Skype and redial. Trying the tips mentioned in the wiki haven't helped my instance.
If you skim through the developer forums for Skype linux and realize that no updates or communications have been made in about a year now one gets the impression that development has stalled and as Linux progresses Skype will continue to become less usable. Pretty disappointing....


ILoveCandy

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#12 2009-07-21 12:05:28

aymara
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From: Argentina
Registered: 2008-07-08
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Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

Same problem here. My webcam doesn't work since 2.6.30

Video works fine.

modprobe gspca_main  didn't help

[root@irupe aymara]# dmesg|tail
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xbe on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e03e <keycode>' to make it known.
atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xbd on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e03d <keycode>' to make it known.
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xbd on isa0060/serio0).
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e03d <keycode>' to make it known.
usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB 2.0 Camera (0c45:62c0)
input: USB 2.0 Camera as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0/input/input12

any clue??

Edit
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So noob resolution!!!

I did : gpasswd -a <username> video

and: chmod 666 /dev/video0

Sorry about it! This fixed my problem!! tongue

Last edited by aymara (2009-07-21 13:02:14)


http://archlinux.me/aymara/ ----> Newbie forever...  ¬¬

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#13 2009-07-24 19:44:15

pbilski
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Registered: 2009-04-11
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Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

Hi,

I have this same problem. I have observed that camera is abble to get pictures - I tried in cheese, but problem is with viewing.


With regards
Piotr Bilski

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#14 2009-07-25 17:29:21

peoro
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Registered: 2007-06-10
Posts: 67

Re: webcam stopped working with 2.6.30

I cannot. When I run cheese the red led of my webcam (the one active when filming) lights up, but after a few seconds it turns off and cheese displays the test video (the one with color stripes and some static). Taking a picture results in that same test image.
(My webcam is a playstation 3 eye, using gspca_ov534: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=76340 )

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