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Re: [SLE] HOW-TO for pwcx - Re: Logitech Quickcam pro 4000
  • From: Rikard Johnels <rjhn@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 14:59:14 +0100
  • Message-id: <200211021459.14610.rjhn@xxxxxxxx>

WARNING! LONG POST!

On Wednesday 30 October 2002 23.18, Joe Sullivan wrote:
> On Wednesday 30 October 2002 22:03, jaakko tamminen wrote:
> > Any succestions of a camera, that is known to work under SuSE8.0 with
> > pretty much standard PC ??
>
> I have a Creative webcam but it uses the pwc/x combo as yours does.
>
> The reason it doesn't come ready-to-work in SuSE is that pwcx contains
> proprietary code...
>
> It's not really that hard to set up though. This is how I did it...
>
> 1. Download the latest pwcx.o from http://www.smcc.demon.nl/webcam/
>
> 2. It's actually pwcx-i386.o ... Rename it to just pwcx.o
>
> 3. Copy it into /lib/modules/2.4.18-4GB/kernel/drivers/usb/
>
> (Instructions on the site say put it somewhere else, but I never got it to
> work that way. Doing it this way just means you'll need to re-add it if you
> change kernels.)
>
> 4. Type the command: depmod -a
>
> 5. Type the command: modprobe pwc
>
> 6. Type the command: insmod -f pwcx
>
> Should be working at this point.
>
> To get it working every time, open /etc/rc.d/boot.local . Add:
>
> modprobe pwc
> insmod -f pwcx
>
> lines in that file.
>
> This is a bit off-way of doing things, but hey, there's more than one way
> to get things done in Linux. ;-) It worked, that's all that mattered to me.
>
>
> Give that a try before giving up. Just keep a backup copy of pwcx.o and
> boot.local for when you upgrade...
>
>
> Later,
> Joe

I have been trying to get my 3000 up for the longest time, but always failing.
When pluging the cam into the USB i get (in /var/log/messages)

Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: hub.c: USB new device connect on bus1/1, assigned
device number 3
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usb.c: USB device 3 (vend/prod 0x46d/0x850) is not
claimed by any active driver.
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usb.c: registered new driver audio
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: device 3 audiocontrol interface 1 has 1
input and 0 output AudioStreaming interfaces
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: device 3 interface 2 altsetting 0
FORMAT_TYPE descriptor not found
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: valid input sample rate 8000
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: valid input sample rate 48000
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: valid input sample rate 44100
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: valid input sample rate 32000
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: valid input sample rate 22050
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: valid input sample rate 16000
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: valid input sample rate 10257
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: device 3 interface 2 altsetting 1:
format 0x00000010 sratelo 8000 sratehi 48000 attributes 0x01
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: registered dsp 14,35
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: constructing mixer for Terminal 3 type
0x0101
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: warning: found 1 of 0 logical channels.
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: assuming the channel found is the master
channel (got a Philips camera?). Should be fine.
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usbaudio: registered mixer 14,16
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: usb_audio_parsecontrol: usb_audio_state at
cbfa2a80
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp kernel: audio.c: v1.0.0:USB Audio Class driver
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp insmod: Using
/lib/modules/2.4.18-4GB-SMP/kernel/drivers/usb/audio.o
Nov 2 14:49:38 smp insmod: Symbol version prefix 'smp_'
Nov 2 14:49:39 smp kernel: VFS: Disk change detected on device sr(11,0)
Nov 2 14:49:39 smp kernel: VFS: Disk change detected on device sr(11,0)
Nov 2 14:49:39 smp kernel: VFS: Disk change detected on device sr(11,1)
Nov 2 14:49:39 smp kernel: VFS: Disk change detected on device sr(11,1)

And when i modprobe the pwc module:

Nov 2 14:50:29 smp kernel: Linux video capture interface: v1.00
Nov 2 14:50:29 smp kernel: pwc Philips PCA645/646 + PCVC675/680/690 +
PCVC730/740/750 webcam module version 8.6 loaded.
Nov 2 14:50:29 smp kernel: pwc Also supports the Askey VC010, Logitech
Quickcam 3000 Pro, Samsung MPC-C10 and MPC-C30,
Nov 2 14:50:29 smp kernel: pwc the Creative WebCam 5, SOTEC Afina Eye and
Visionite VCS-UC300 and VCS-UM100.
Nov 2 14:50:29 smp kernel: usb.c: registered new driver Philips webcam

Thats all she wrote.
It newer registers a /dev/<whatever>
So i cant access it at all..

What do i do?

Also a strange thing..
I have a /var/log/firewall that almost mimics the /var/log/messages
and as i have no clue on how to change logging levels or files... Ah well...


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/Rikard

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