[Bug 22070] Re: Logitech Quickcam Messenger is not usable
albert at friendly.net
Sun Oct 26 11:25:39 UTC 2008
Good news and bad news.
I've managed to get my quickcam messenger (0x08f6) working, but with the qc-usb-messenger-1.8 driver (qcmessenger.ko), not the 0.6.6 one on which Ubuntu's quickcam.ko is based.
I've spent an hour or so comparing the sources to see if I can fix the 0.6.6
driver, but it ain't as simple as applying the same fixes or some simple
fixes to qc_stv_set() or somesuch.
See above (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-source-2.6.15/+bug/22070/comments/21) for more details
I haven't got the hardware specs, which leaves me out of my depth to see the relevant differences
between both drivers.
Ubuntu (based on qc-usb-0.6.6, sensors: hdcs1000, hdcs1020, pb0100, vv6410):
0x046D:0x0840 QuickCam Express
0x046D:0x0850 LEGO cam / QuickCam Web
0x046D:0x0870 Dexxa WebCam USB
0x046D:0x08F6 Logitech QuickCam Messenger
but in fact, the Messenger won't work with this driver.
qc-usb-messenger-1.8 (vv6450 sensor) :
0x046D:0x08F0 QuickCam Messenger
0x046D:0x08F5 QuickCam Communicate
0x046D:0x08F6 QuickCam Messenger (new)
0x046D:0x08DA QuickCam Messenger (new)
Will work, get the sources here: http://home.mag.cx/messenger/
Then apply the patch i've attached here:
patch -p1 < qc-usb-messenger-1.8_2.6.27-v4l.patch
You will get a V4L device (not a V4L2) and it works in xawtv and Ekiga.
The other bad news is that the current Skype version (184.108.40.206) will crash when you will try to use the webcam.
Other people experienced the same, looks like there's no fix for that (yet).
** Attachment added: "patch to qc-usb-messenger-1.8: a working driver/kernel module for 2.6.27 for the Logitech Quickcam Messenger webcam"
Logitech Quickcam Messenger is not usable
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