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Old 13th July 2009, 07:43 AM
dib Offline
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quickcam im does not work

Something really drives me crazy here. I have a Logitech quickcam im installed which in the amsn video and audio settings works pretty well.

However, it just does not with amsn, cheese and skype - even the green LED indicates that it works.

I have been searching for help for days here but cannot find anything which drives me crazy. I need that cam for video conferencing and those guys all use Skype

Here are some details:

idVendor 0x046d Logitech, Inc.
idProduct 0x08a0 QuickCam IM

this and similar things won't work:
env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

Please be nice to me, you are talking to a real computer idiot ...


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Old 9th August 2009, 09:52 AM
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I have the same problem. Let me know if you find a solution.
It work fine with Fedora9 and Fedora10

Logitech Quickcam pro 40000
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Old 15th October 2009, 07:58 AM
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Smile quickcam pro for notebooks not working - workaround

This is for FC11. I'm using LiveCD/USB and after a lot of searching and not wanting to build a new kernel, I finally figured out that loading and unloading the uvcvideo driver works in my case. The driver loads without the nasty little init error I used to get most of the time when I plugged in the cam.

modprobe -r uvcvideo
modprobe ucvvideo

From what I've ready, the init error is a hardware timing problem. There are a few posts out there that get close, but none has a workaround for the supposed usb timing problem, except for the kernel reset mods.

My cam is a quickcam pro for notebooks, vintage 2006/2007. ID 046d:08c3

Hope this helps someone. I appreciate all the help I get from the forums.
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Old 15th October 2009, 08:02 AM
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Smile quickcam pro

Oh yes, and I have found that the v4l preload if required not only for skype, but firefox flash too.
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so firefox
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