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Re: [opensuse] USB PC Camera install
  • From: Sylvester Lykkehus <zly@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 May 2008 12:09:39 +0200
  • Message-id: <481C39E3.1090206@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On -28158-12-23 20:59, Constant Brouerius van Nidek wrote:
Got a USB PC camera which I would like to use with Skype.
It was a cheapy and I found not very much on google about drivers to be used.
The camera, 0c45:613e microdia cam, should work with the sn9c102 driver, at least that is what the table of "USB device supported by debian Kernel Modules" tells me. In this list I also find under the USB id following lettersoup: dz*dc*dsc*dp*icFFisc*ip*

There is no explanation towards this row of letters. I assume that if Debian supports it in its kernel, Suse will have it too but found no info on Google.
Attached the webcam to my Laptop, Pentium IIi with Suse 10.3 and KDE and ran modprobe sn9c102. No protest from the system. Lsusb -v gives no address or any info if the webcam is running.
What is the next step in order to see with the webcam. Seems that no /dev/video is made. Something like QuickCam Messenger? or any other program to have some camera exercise?

Just some info which might be of interest;
The SN9C1xx driver in the kernel comes from http://www.linux-projects.org/modules/news/
The SN9Cxxx driver from the same place is proprietary and released only as binary-only time-limited trial version for Ubuntu.

There is a new open-source driver in the works, which aims to support all SN9Cxxx webcams. It already works very well for my SN9C201 microdia cam, and the project is very active.

If you would like to help out by providing information or developing, or just want to take a look, visit http://groups.google.com/group/microdia/

Best regards
Sylvester Lykkehus
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