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Old 4th April 2008, 23:03
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Unhappy webcam not working with skype

Hi experts....I have just switched from windows to Linux....installed Fedora 8 on my Dell Inspiron 6400...It seems great....but as I am a new user I am facing some problems...I already tried to find the solution by searching posts on this forum but am not able to find a solution.....my problem is that I also installed Skype 2.0.0.68 & it is not able to detect my webcam

my lsusb output is below:
[root@localhost log]# /sbin/lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 413c:8126 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 355 Bluetooth
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0ac8:303b Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. ZC0303 WebCam
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


I think I already have the propper driver because when I plugin the webcam I see this message in /var/log/messages

Apr 4 21:59:43 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/images/icons/icon9.gif
Apr 4 21:59:43 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Apr 4 21:59:43 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: ZC0301[P] Image Processor and Control Chip detected (vid/pid 0x0AC8:0x303B)
Apr 4 21:59:43 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: PB-0330 image sensor detected
Apr 4 21:59:44 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: Initialization succeeded
Apr 4 21:59:44 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: V4L2 device registered as /dev/video0


but still in Tools>options>video devices I see 'no devices found' .....can any1 please tell me what is wrong & how shou ld I proceed...Please I will be relly grateful bcoz I have been trying to find the answer for last 3 days & no solution yet...

the other problem is also with skype..I hear the sound of other person only in one ear....I have selectes hw:intel,0. in skype sound options
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I think you should wait for Fedora 9 (comes at the end of April). Olli has tried the beta which comes with a new kernel that supports lots of webcams, and with this kernel he was able to get his laptop webcam going (which didn't work on Fedora 8).
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Old 5th April 2008, 21:50
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I think you should wait for Fedora 9 (comes at the end of April). Olli has tried the beta which comes with a new kernel that supports lots of webcams, and with this kernel he was able to get his laptop webcam going (which didn't work on Fedora 8).
But I know that Fedora 8 supports my webcam. I was able to use my webcam when I first installed Fedora8 about 4 days ago but then I messed with something & I was not able to do su...so I re installed fedora 8 & now its not working....I have been doing lots of things after checking a lot of posts on forums but nothing is working scribed to entitled - webcam not working with skype - in the Installation/Configuration forum of HowtoForge Forums | HowtoForge - Linux
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Old 12th April 2008, 01:57
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Hi Ezy,

you can try the kmod-gspca package from the livna repository - it supports many webcams.

Code:
yum install kmod-gspca
after that reboot your system.

Best regards,

Olli
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Old 12th April 2008, 02:12
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Hi Olli,

It says already installed....here is the output

[Ezy@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost Ezy]# yum install kmod-gspca
Loading "kernel-module" plugin
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading "skip-broken" plugin
Loading "fedorakmod" plugin
Loading "refresh-updatesd" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* fedora: www.mirrorservice.org
* livna: rpm.livna.org
* updates: www.mirrorservice.org
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package kmod-gspca - 1.00.20-9.lvn8.i586 is already installed.
Nothing to do

But I know this webcam works with Fedora 8 on my laptop as it was working when I first installed Fedora a week ago but then I had to re install fedora because I messed with some thing.
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put the module in the /etc/modprobe.conf
option gspca forceblock=1 or

for test rmmod gspca and then
modprobe gspca forceblock=1

for my creatve live!cam i had same problems with skype
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Old 8th May 2008, 06:15
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Just to let everybody know that my problem is still not solved. I have tried to check my webcam through ekiga, Camstream, Cheese, skype & amsn...it is not working with any of them...........I am really hopeless & fed up now...

I have even tried to reinstall my driver...there is agood website to help newbies choosing install webcam drivers on linux:
http://www.linlap.com/wiki/Setting+u...under+Fedora+8

tough my webcam is supported by the driver gspcav1 but It didn't work for me because my problem is diff..may be the porblem is not with Linux may be its with my luck ....but may be some one gets lucky.....

what is really pissing me off is that this same webcam was working before but after reinstalling fedora it never worked again......

Is there no one who can help me ????????????
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Have look at this

dkms

gspca

Please report the output in /var/log/messages and /sbin/lsusb and /sbin/lsmod
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Originally Posted by w3bservice
Have look at this

dkms

gspca

Please report the output in /var/log/messages and /sbin/lsusb and /sbin/lsmod
Hi w3b...I installed the rpms which were in the your last post, but still no luck...I am pasting the outputs you have mentioned in your last post.
lsusb
Code:
[root@localhost Ezy]# /sbin/lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 413c:8126 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 355 Bluetooth
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0ac8:303b Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. ZC0303 WebCam
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
lsmod
Code:
[root@localhost Ezy]# /sbin/lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
i915                   23617  2 
drm                    66901  3 i915
rfcomm                 33233  0 
l2cap                  21953  9 rfcomm
autofs4                20293  2 
fuse                   41301  1 
sunrpc                149213  3 
nf_conntrack_ipv4      11589  8 
ipt_REJECT              7361  2 
iptable_filter          6337  1 
ip_tables              14085  1 iptable_filter
nf_conntrack_ftp       10721  0 
nf_conntrack_ipv6      16329  8 
xt_state                5953  16 
nf_conntrack           51713  4 nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ftp,nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state
xt_tcpudp               6849  20 
ip6t_ipv6header         6081  2 
ip6t_REJECT             8001  2 
ip6table_filter         6209  1 
ip6_tables             14981  2 ip6t_ipv6header,ip6table_filter
x_tables               14149  7 ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,xt_state,xt_tcpudp,ip6t_ipv6header,ip6t_REJECT,ip6_tables
cpufreq_ondemand       10317  1 
acpi_cpufreq           12365  1 
loop                   16197  0 
dm_multipath           18505  0 
ipv6                  228357  22 nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6t_REJECT
gspca                 662864  0 
snd_hda_intel         274273  4 
snd_seq_dummy           6597  0 
snd_seq_oss            29889  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      9665  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                44721  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          9933  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
arc4                    5825  2 
snd_pcm_oss            37441  0 
snd_mixer_oss          16577  2 snd_pcm_oss
ecb                     6593  2 
snd_pcm                63685  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
blkcipher               9285  1 ecb
zc0301                 48069  0 
firewire_ohci          22597  0 
snd_timer              20421  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
video                  19921  0 
b44                    25937  0 
sdhci                  17861  0 
iwl3945               160309  0 
snd_page_alloc         11209  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
firewire_core          34761  1 firewire_ohci
output                  6721  1 video
compat_ioctl32          5185  1 zc0301
mac80211              193589  1 iwl3945
ssb                    36421  1 b44
snd_hwdep              10181  1 snd_hda_intel
hci_usb                16349  2 
mii                     8257  1 b44
videodev               27713  2 gspca,zc0301
snd                    43333  15 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
crc_itu_t               5953  1 firewire_core
battery                12997  0 
i2c_i801               11985  0 
v4l1_compat            15813  1 videodev
mmc_core               44357  1 sdhci
iTCO_wdt               13797  0 
iTCO_vendor_support     6981  1 iTCO_wdt
bluetooth              48165  7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
v4l2_common            18497  2 zc0301,videodev
ac                      8005  0 
sr_mod                 17381  0 
i2c_core               21057  1 i2c_i801
soundcore               9505  2 snd
button                 10321  0 
dcdbas                 10337  0 
cfg80211               26697  2 iwl3945,mac80211
cdrom                  33761  1 sr_mod
pcspkr                  6465  0 
joydev                 12545  0 
sg                     32209  0 
dm_snapshot            17765  0 
dm_zero                 5697  0 
dm_mirror              21441  0 
dm_mod                 48773  9 dm_multipath,dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
pata_acpi               8641  0 
ata_generic             8773  0 
ata_piix               17861  2 
libata                128689  3 pata_acpi,ata_generic,ata_piix
sd_mod                 26689  3 
scsi_mod              123341  4 sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
ext3                  111945  2 
jbd                    40533  1 ext3
mbcache                10049  1 ext3
uhci_hcd               23633  0 
ohci_hcd               22725  0 
ehci_hcd               32333  0
the out put of /var/log/messages when I detach & then attach back the webcam is:
Code:
[root@localhost log]# tail -f messages
May  8 20:17:02 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: ZC0301[P] Image Processor and Control Chip detected (vid/pid 0x0AC8:0x303B)
May  8 20:17:02 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: PB-0330 image sensor detected
May  8 20:17:02 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: Initialization succeeded
May  8 20:17:02 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: V4L2 device registered as /dev/video0
May  8 20:19:36 localhost ntpd[2082]: synchronized to 130.226.232.145, stratum 2
May  8 20:19:36 localhost ntpd[2082]: time reset +0.384811 s
May  8 20:19:36 localhost ntpd[2082]: kernel time sync status change 0001
May  8 20:21:19 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: USB disconnect, address 2
May  8 20:21:19 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: Disconnecting ZC0301[P] PC Camera...
May  8 20:21:19 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: V4L2 device /dev/video0 deregistered
May  8 20:21:39 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
May  8 20:21:39 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
May  8 20:21:39 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: ZC0301[P] Image Processor and Control Chip detected (vid/pid 0x0AC8:0x303B)
May  8 20:21:39 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: PB-0330 image sensor detected
May  8 20:21:40 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: Initialization succeeded
May  8 20:21:40 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: V4L2 device registered as /dev/video0
please help...you are my last hope
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you hade removed kmod-gspca from livna?
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