[ubuntu-uk] Very cheap webcam
sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Wed May 30 18:08:16 UTC 2012
On 30 May 2012 18:30, pete smout <psmouty at live.com> wrote:
> On 30/05/12 17:59, Simon Greenwood wrote:
>> On 30 May 2012 17:56, pete smout <psmouty at live.com
>> <mailto:psmouty at live.com>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have just purchased a very cheap webcam (£1.00), and I cannot get
>> *buntu to recognise it?!
>> The only details I have are:
>> PNP (plug and Play)
>> CMOS colour sensors ?
>> 24 bit true colour video mode
>> USB interface
>> "System Requirements"
>> Pentium 200, or higher CPU
>> win 98SE - XP
>> My Machine (s)
>> Ideally It would be used with the laptop so I will give that ones
>> running Oneric (11.10)
>> Kernel 3.0.0-20-generic
>> Gnome 3.2.1
>> Dual core Intel Core duo T5250
>> 3gb ram
>> Trying to use cheese but have got Kamoso installed and open to
>> I have a driver on disk for Windows but cannot get any joy with wine
>> or Mono-runtime
>> Any Ideas gratefully received
>> Grep for it in dmesg, you should at least be able to get a
>> manufacturer's name if it's connecting.
>> Twitter: @sfgreenwood
>> "TBA are particularly glib"
> I hope this makes more sense to you than it does me!
> pete at petes-lappy:/var/log$ grep usb dmesg
> [ 0.394321] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
> [ 0.394339] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
> [ 0.394388] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
> [ 1.070556] usb usb7: hash matches
> [ 1.604097] usb 3-1: new low speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
> [ 2.016067] usb 5-1: new full speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
> [ 2.298272] input: SONiX USB Device as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:**
> [ 2.298444] generic-usb 0003:0C45:7428.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID
> v1.00 Mouse [SONiX USB Device] on usb-0000:00:1a.0-1/input0
> [ 2.298471] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
> [ 2.298474] usbhid: USB HID core driver
> pete at petes-lappy:/var/log$
> The web cam was the only thing plugged in to usb at the time of running...
> Hmm, looks like some Sonix devices are supported but not that one. It
*might* work with the Windows drivers and ndiswrapper: try extracting the
installer in Wine and install the driver with sudo ndiswrapper -i
/filepath/filename.inf where /filepath/filename.inf is the path to the
extracted files and the driver inf file. Video4Linux might also work but
again there's no guarantee.
"TBA are particularly glib"
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