logitech orbit/sphere usb webcam issues

Denis Jacquerye moyogo at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 17:33:20 UTC 2004

Oh, another thing, theSound Recorder doesn't record anything from the
USB mixer, even if it works since Gnomemeeting audio input test


On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 13:26:36 -0400, Denis Jacquerye <moyogo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a logitech orbit/sphere usb webcam. I have a couple of issues
> with hotplug loading the modules required for the webcam.
> Whenever the webcam is left plugged in on reboot/start up, the
> webcam's usb microphone is the primary audio device, i.e. the first
> one in the volume control and thus i have no /dev/dsp, etc...
> It works fine if the webcam is unplugged when i boot, and them plug it in.
> Gnomemeeting doesn't have the webcam in the list of available video
> inputs. Does gnomemeeting use v4l or v4l2? When it test the gstreamer
> video input, v4l works, I can see myself :) The usb audio works fine
> with gnomemeeting.
> I installed Camorama and the input works, expect for the fact that the
> Medium size is really the Small with extra blank on the sides and
> Large crashes camoram giving the error "Could not connect to video
> device (/dev/video0). Please check connection."
> Then, a program written to control the webcam can't make it span and
> tilt anymore. The program is OrbitView
> (http://cnslab.mb.jhu.edu/~derrick/OrbitView/). It use to work when I
> didn't use hotplug on debian.
> Denis

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