Ubuntu 8.04 - eee 900pc - Using the Camera

Jim mickeyboa at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 10 21:44:50 BST 2008


Joel Oliver wrote:
> Art Alexion wrote:
>   
>> On Friday 10 October 2008 2:00:31 pm Joel Oliver wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> Douglas Murray wrote:
>>>     
>>>       
>>>> Hi All,
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone have a Eee 900 PC and able to use the built-in camera with
>>>> Ubuntu?  I recently installed Ubuntu and am quite happy with it, but
>>>> he only thing that I haven t had success with was the built in
>>>> camera.  There seems to be no applications that were installed that
>>>> make use of it.
>>>>
>>>> Any working suggestions / ideas on this would be appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you in advance,
>>>>
>>>> Doug!
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Henry Kissinger "There can't be a Crisis, my schedule is full for next
>>>> week!"
>>>>       
>>>>         
>>> Kopete and Cheese are two programs that use the webcam.  Or is it that
>>> it's not working at all?
>>>     
>>>       
>> I have the same issue, Joel.  It is the latter.  Everything else works well.  
>> One thing that I had problems with was automounting USB media.  The solution 
>> was that mount had to be SUID, a default in Kununtu, but not so with Ubuntu 
>> eee.  Now that I have made that change only the camera is not working.
>>
>>   
>>     
> I see others have the same problem on the ee.  From what I understand, 
> the driver is named ucvideo.ko
>
> The only options are to compile the driver and modprobe it (I don't know 
> where to go about getting it)
>
> It may be fixed in newer kernels as well (No guarantee there!  But I 
> here the wifi is finally fixed in 2.6.27.  That's the Atheros AR5007 
> chipset which can be downloaded and compiled now, but only works with 
> x86 arch doing this.  My buddies HP laptop has the AR5007EG chipset and 
> didn't work out of the box either and is stuck with the x86 version 
> although I really wanted to use the 64 bit on the install.
>
>
> Maybe lspci or lsusb will name the camera model and you can search for 
> ee pc and comeup with the source.... Otherwise... Maybe ripping it out 
> of the original software somehow?   I don't think that'll work...
>
> Sorry.
>
>   
The kernel-2.6.27 fixed my eeepc702 webcam and Atheros Wifi Ar5007EG.



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