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Re: Intel usb camera on FC6



On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 20:25 -0500, Jeff G wrote:
> On 2/21/07, Rick Stevens <rstevens vitalstream com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 17:42 -0500, Jeff G wrote:
> > > On 2/21/07, Nigel Henry <cave dnb tiscali fr> wrote:
> > > > On Wednesday 21 February 2007 23:00, Jeff G wrote:
> > > > > On 2/20/07, Jeff G <hjeffg gmail com> wrote:
> > > > > > On 2/20/07, Paulo Cavalcanti <promac gmail com> wrote:
> > > > > > > > I copy/pasted exactly and got the same thing.  :-(
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > "Nothing to do"
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > BTW: uname -r results " 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6"
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Do you have an "atrpms.repo" in /etc/yum.repos.d ?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > #
> > > > > > > #
> > > > > > > [atrpms]
> > > > > > > name=Fedora Core 6 - i386 - ATrpms
> > > > > > > baseurl=http://dl.atrpms.net/fc6-i386/atrpms/stable
> > > > > > > failovermethod=priority
> > > > > > > enabled=1
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Anyaway, this is the module you need:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > http://dl.atrpms.net/all/gspcav1-kmdl-2.6.19-1.2911.fc6-1.00.12-3.fc6.a
> > > > > > >t.i686.rpm
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
> > > > > > > LCG - UFRJ
> > > > >
> > > > > [re-sending, left off the list]
> > > > >
> > > > > duh! - it was already installed.  That's why it was saying nothing to do.
> > > > > I guess it doesn't support the camera after all, even though the doc
> > > > > seemed to say it did.
> > > > >
> > > > > Upon further investigation, the sources say "for developers only"
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks so much for the help.
> > > > >
> > > > > Jeff
> > > >
> > > > What does /sbin/lsusb show? Is the camera there?
> > > >
> > > > One app that I find works well with webcams, as long as they are detected is
> > > > "Camstream".
> > > >
> > > > I can appreciate the frustration. there are similar problems on some sound
> > > > cards, and TV tuner cards, etc.
> > > >
> > > > It may be worth trying a different webcam. The lifetec LT9388 using the ov511+
> > > > driver, which I have, works ok. See what's available, and check them out
> > > > before buying.
> > > >
> > > > Don't give up.
> > > >
> > > > Nigel.
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks for the tip on viewing the devices.  I was using the
> > > System|Admin|Hardware app and found similar info.
> > >
> > > The device shows up in lsusb as:
> > >
> > > Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0733:0401 ViewQuest Technologies, Inc. CS330 WebCam
> > >
> > > Thanks for the encouragement.  I'm not giving up, just will wait to
> > > see if the "development only" version gets mainstreamed at some point.
> > >
> > > Meanwhile, it's not urgent to get a webcam working, just though I
> > > would try it out for fun.
> >
> > A quick scan through the Linux-USB site reveals this page:
> >
> > http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/search_res.php?pattern=0733&submit=Search
> > %21
> >
> > Smack in the middle is the 0733:0401 Intel CS330 webcam entry and it
> > shows it as working with the spca50x driver.  Here's a link to the
> > page:
> >
> > http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=2011

> That's why I was hopeful that it would work.  However, it doesn't show
> up, for example, in gphoto2 --list-cameras, nor on other programs that
> allow me to select a supported device.
> 
> I'm sure I may be missing something, but since I'm too new, and don't
> really know how to compile the driver source with FC6, I can't get any
> further.
> 
> BTW, the link you provided shows the latest source version from 2003
> (though it was a bit later than the one I found earlier).

I took a look at the spca5xx driver and it claims to work with that
camera.  Have a look at http://sourceforge.net/projects/spca50x

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