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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:25 pm    Post subject: I'm having a problem with my Webcam Reply with quote

Hi, I'm new to all this, so please be patient.
My webcam is plugged in (USB) and is recognised, but won't work. Help?

My lsusb output:

lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0c45:6310 Microdia Sonix USB 2.0 Camera

But it won't show up on the computer...
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Naomi
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nomeenichols,

Welcome to Gentoo. A new thread for a new problem.

Your camera is a 0c45:6310, thats the vendor and device ID.

Google thinks that is a uvc device, so your need USB support and uvc support in your kernel.
In August 2011, there were known issues with your camera.

Build UVC support as a module <M> in your kernel. Exactly how you do that depends on how your made your kernel in the first place.
With genkernel, or manually?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how did you test it?
there should be special video device /dev/video for video capturing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
nomeenichols,

Welcome to Gentoo. A new thread for a new problem.

Your camera is a 0c45:6310, thats the vendor and device ID.

Google thinks that is a uvc device, so your need USB support and uvc support in your kernel.
In August 2011, there were known issues with your camera.

Build UVC support as a module <M> in your kernel. Exactly how you do that depends on how your made your kernel in the first place.
With genkernel, or manually?


Thank you. I thought I may need to do something like that. My dad built the kernel, a long time ago. Manually I think. But he is busy, so is not able to help. :/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nomeenichols,

Please use wgetpaste to put your kernel .config file onto a pastebin site.
If you don't have wgetpaste, you will need to emerge it.

Code:
wgetpaste --help
will teach you to use it.

The kernel .config file should be at /usr/src/linux/.config
Tell us the URL you get back from wgetpaste.

If you are lucky, its a question of adding things as loadable modules to your existing kernel, which is much easier than building and installing a new kernel.
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