Canonical/Ubuntu question

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at
Sat Nov 8 09:54:10 UTC 2008

Dax Solomon Umaming wrote:
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> Arrgghh, hit the ctrl+enter too soon. Resending with links
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>>> I don't know if anyone can or will answer this...sometimes this list is
>>> quite hit or miss...but are there people from Canonical or developers
>>> for apps in the repos monitoring the list(s)?
> There are a couple of devs I know subscribed to this list, but I doubt
> they're monitoring. You can usually get feedback from the ubuntu-devel list.
>>> I was curious since I went from 8.04 to 8.10 and had 3 issues so far on
>>> 2 machines, and it seems that the issues were known problems from beta
>>> testing and I think they're in the bug tracker, but I don't know if
>>> there's ever any feedback on what the status of the bug is.
> However, if it's a bug, they'll just usually just point you to
> since ubuntu-devel's mostly used for planning and
> coordination. The same with ubuntu-bugsquad.
>>> The webcam
>>> driver issue seemed to have been reported other places, but am I holding
>>> my breath that it's being worked on or is it one of those things that
>>> will be ignored or left as obsolete?
> Same here, I have problems with my 2 webcams. It worked previously with
> Edgy, but not on Feisty. I've given up on them since the bug I reported
> seems to be stuck in dev-oblivion.
> I've looked high and low before for a resolution on my webcam problem,
> until someone (another dev) pointed out that there's no Canonical/Ubuntu
> dev working on webcams. They just get the package upstream and few
> really bothers fixing bugs - mostly because it's not high up on their list.
> If it's really important to you to get your webcam working, try
> contacting Michel "the webcam guy" Xhaard[1] since he's the specialist
> in that field. A better process would be to file a bug report - but I
> don't see a bug tracker on his site[2], so I think he looks at bug
> reports downstream.
>>> So I wondered if there was a site
>>> or method of finding out before deciding if I need to downgrade or get
>>> rid of the hardware in question, or what the best practices was in that
>>> situation.
> You can look at his compatibility charts for one[3][4].
>>> Not trying to start a flamewar or fit. I'm asking how as an end user to
>>> get feedback on issues rather than just shouting to the mountains, or if
>>> the bug tracker is the last which case it seems kind of open
>>> ended.
> Unfortunately, that is the process. Everyone relies on bug trackers.
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Hello All

gspca V1 at is not maintained any more and this 
driver is V4L1. Jean-Francois Moine ( is 
rewriting gspca for V4l2. And gspca is in the official kernel tree, now. 
It is also included in the linuxtv project (


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