Wednesday, April 15, 2009

:: Webcams on Linux - Part 2 ::

OK, dokey! As promissed, here goes my test with that D-Link DSB C-110: It's working! It's working! (Anakin voice)

The ugly face...

On my desktop I am running Bluewhite64-12.2, kernel and KDE-4.2.2 (my packages). The webcam I have already described *LOL*.

Here goes the output of dmesg and lsusb:

  • usb 6-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
  • usb 6-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
  • usb 6-2: SN9C10[12] PC Camera Controller detected (vid:pid 0x0C45:0x600D)
  • usb 6-2: PAS106B image sensor detected
  • usb 6-2: Initialization succeeded
  • usb 6-2: V4L2 device registered as /dev/video0
  • usb 6-2: Optional device control through 'sysfs' interface disabled
  • usb 6-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0c45, idProduct=600d
  • usb 6-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
  • usb 6-2: Product: USB camera
  • Bus 006 Device 004: ID 0c45:600d Microdia TwinkleCam USB camera
So... I did my good deeds for today, haven't I, dougsland? :P

Good night to you all.


Iuri Fiedoruk said...

Later kernels (27 and above) have a MUCH more decent support to webcams.
In previous kernels I needed sometimes to compile the kernel module by myself - you know that your operating system is not friendly when you ever have to compile something by yourself.

That said, in my eeePC I am not able to use lastest Array Kernel (it is a optimized kernel for eee) because the modules does not load, and worse, does not tell my why, no error, no log, nothing.
So I'm keeping my 2.6.24 on there, until a new netbook version of ubuntu is out. I wish that main distros (and not forks) could work to make sure hardware support for netbooks is fine, the lack of attention in this area (and badly choosen and packed distros) is hurting the market for linux in netbooks :-(

Kenjiro said...

I have to agree with you, bart.

Just be a bit more patient. I believe your dreams will come true, soon.

But then... even compiling stuff on your own didn't solve the problem?

Iuri Fiedoruk said...

I usually do not mind compiling... in my desktop, but in a asuss eeepc 701 there is no disk space or enought CPU to keep toying around with sources ;)

Kenjiro said...

Well, that's true. But... you could have a VM running the same distro you have on the EEPC. Then you can compile stuff on the VM, create the packages and transfer to the netbook ;)

I am a bit adventurous, so I compiled MPlayer on my netbook *LOL* But yeah, I have 120GB Hard Drive