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Old 3rd August 2010, 04:00 PM
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Logitech QuickCam

I did search and found qc-usb-messenger, but it was last update over two years ago, and the last supported release of Fedora was Fedora Core 5. I still tried to compile it but got errors about kernel version.

lsusb returns:
Code:
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 046d:08f5 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Messenger Communicate
In Cheese, I don't get any video or errors; it is just black where the video should be. Skype is also unable to use it.

Has anyone got this working or is it too old to be supported any more?
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Old 3rd November 2010, 07:52 PM
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Re: Logitech QuickCam

I upgraded to Fedora 14 yesterday, now I can get the microphone to work that is built in to the camera, but the video is still the same. After following a few other threads where I install v4l2ucp, libwebcam, libwebcam-devel, and cheese-libs-devel but still no go.

Am I just out of luck and need to get a new web cam?
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Old 3rd November 2010, 09:22 PM
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Re: Logitech QuickCam

I had thought that webcam would be supported by the gspca (or spaca5 or uvc webcam drivers, but its not in their supported webcam lists.

I note also that the qc-usb-messenger driver used to support this webcam also ... and eventually I found directory with qc-usb-messenger-1.8.tar.gz tarball.

I do note this post about kernel drivers (ie modules INCLUDED with the kernel) about the quickcam_messenger kernel module. kernel/drivers/media/video/usbvideo/quickcam_messenger.h At the top and bottom of that page it makes it clear that the quickcam_messenger kernel module uses code from the qc-usb-messenger.
ie:
Code:
 * -  this define is taken from the qc-usb-messenger code
Code:
/* this table is derived from the qc-usb-messenger code */
As to how much code, and how the migration progressed from "qc-usb-messenger" tarball to "quickcam_messenger" kernel module, I can't find. I suspect the development of "qc-usb-messenger" stopped at version 1.8, where "qc-usb-messenger" was migrated to a kernel module called "quickcam-messenger" and from then on maintenance (if any) of the code will take place in the "quickcam-messenger" kernel module.

Can you check to see if the gspca module is loaded , and if it is unload and load the quickcam messenger module ? ... ie type (with root permissions):
Code:
modprobe | grep gspca
and if you see (for example) gspca_stv06xx loaded, then unload it and try loading a quickcam_messenger module
Code:
modprobe -r gspca_stv06xx
modprobe quickcam_messenger
note this is a bit speculative on my part, based on what I have seen work on a different linux distribution.
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Old 4th November 2010, 01:18 AM
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Re: Logitech QuickCam

Excellent, thank you. I did find qc-usb-messenger but assumed it wouldn't work because it's more than 3 versions behind what I'm using. I know there is still a possibility to getting it work, but I'm not that good. I will try your suggestions and get back with the results tomorrow morning. Thanks again.
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