Webcam module pwc in 2.6.17-10-generic doesn't work
toby.smithe at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 17:41:53 BST 2006
You'd probably get a better response using Launchpad to track bugs.
On Sun, 2006-10-01 at 18:02 +0200, Christoph Langner wrote:
> Hi There!
> I use a Philips PCVC740K webcam on my computer. The webcam works with
> dapper out of the box. But Edgy is a little bit more trouble. Right now
> i have an up to date Edgy Eft with following kernel
> # uname -r
> When i connect the webcam via USB to my computer /var/log/messages shows
> # tail -f -n 0 /var/log/messages
> Oct 1 17:27:29 isleofskye kernel: [17198452.564000] usb 8-1: USB disconnect, address 13
> Oct 1 17:27:38 isleofskye kernel: [17198462.072000] ohci_hcd 0000:01:09.0: wakeup
> Oct 1 17:27:39 isleofskye kernel: [17198462.456000] usb 8-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 14
> Oct 1 17:27:39 isleofskye kernel: [17198462.784000] usb 8-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
> Oct 1 17:27:39 isleofskye kernel: [17198462.788000] pwc Philips PCVC740K (ToUCam Pro)/PCVC840 (ToUCam II) USB webcam detected.
> Oct 1 17:27:40 isleofskye kernel: [17198463.184000] pwc Registered as /dev/video1.
> So the webcam is recognized and should work under /dev/video1. But when
> i try camorama with
> # camorama -d /dev/video1
> or camgrab
> # camgrab -device /dev/video0 -output /home/toff/Desktop/test.png
> i only get a grey picture. Nothing else. Just a plain gray picture. So i
> got the latest pwc driver from
> compiled and installed the kernel module and the camera works. In my
> eyes it looks like the pwc kernel modules in edgy is broken.
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