logitech webcam doesn't work
linuxguru at netspace.net.au
Sun Nov 2 11:07:50 UTC 2008
One suggestion I can make is to look at the video settings under Ekiga
Edit -> Preferences -> Devices -> Video Devices and look at the video
plugin. Then load a terminal window and run
and select the 'Video' tab. Check that the "Default Input Plugin" is
using the same driver as Ekiga (more than likely v4l2), or just try each
plugin and hit the "Test" button (with the webcam plugged in).
Hope it helps.
Xn Nooby wrote:
> I have a Logitech Orbit AF Sphere webcam, and am trying to access it
> using the "stopmotion" app. Apparently the stopmotion program calls
> vgrabbj to grab an image from the webcam. I am running Ubuntu Desktop
> i386 8.10-RC1.
> When I run Ekiga, it is able to grab video from the Quickcam perfectly.
> When I run the "stopmotion" program, it only imports a green screen.
> When I vgrabbg manually, I get a single green picture.
> I've read a lot of messages in various forums, but nobody seemed to
> have the green picture problem. Since it works in Ekiga, I assume it
> should be able to work with stopmotion/vgrabbj.
> Any suggestions?
> h at hone:~$ lsusb
> Bus 008 Device 002: ID 046d:0994 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Orbit/Sphere AF
> h at hone:~$ vgrabbj -s /dev/video0
> vgrabbj, Version 0.9.6
> Videodevice name: /dev/video0 (UVC Camera (046d:0994))
> Type : 1 Values can be looked up at videodev.h
> Channels : 1
> Audio : 0
> MaxWidth : 960
> MaxHeight: 720
> MinWidth : 48
> MinHeigth: 32
> Current Settings:
> Brightness: 32896
> Hue : 0
> Color : 8224
> Contrast : 8224
> Whiteness : 0
> Depth : 16
> Palette : YUYV (
> Width : 800
> Height : 600
> Chromakey : 0
> h at hone:~$
> h at hone:~$ vgrabbj -f test.jpg -d /dev/video0 -i svga && eog test.jpg
> Reading image from /dev/video0
> There was no map allocated to be freed...
> h at hone:~$
> (results in green image)
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