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Hello,

I have recently istalled Linux Lite on an old Acer Travelmate and it works really nicely.

I am now trying to connect webcam (Creative Live! Cam) via USB but neither Camorama nor Guvcview can detect any cameras.

Here is the outcome of 'lsusb'
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 041e:4045 Creative Technology, Ltd Live! Cam Voice
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 041e:4048 Creative Technology, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 041e:404b Creative Technology, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c03d Logitech, Inc. M-BT96a Pilot Optical Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

thanks to anyone could help me!
kindest regards from Marco.
Last Edit: May 04, 2020, 08:01:23 AM by Marco Tucci
 


Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2020, 09:56:42 AM »
 

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hi, perhaps I have been unclear on what I am asking.

I am now stuck with error message
    GUVCVIEW ERROR
    NO VIDEO DEVICE FOUND

(similar errors from Camorama and others)

What should I do now?
thanks again; Marco.
 

Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2020, 10:15:38 AM »
 

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Have you tried Cheese?

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Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2020, 11:21:26 AM »
 

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Have you tried Cheese?

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sudo apt-get install cheese

yes and I get the same error message "no device found" :-(

How can I check if the device driver is running properly?
 

Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2020, 11:27:31 AM »
 

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Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2020, 11:31:57 AM »
 

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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam

Thank you, DeepThought,
problem is that when I run "ls /dev/video*", I get the error
    ls: cannot access '/dev/video*': No such file or directory

which makes me think that I have a more basic problem with device driver perhaps?
 

Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2020, 11:49:30 AM »
 

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This is from a 2012 post, source:

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https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2098399

scroll down to the last post and :

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It seems that Ubuntu recognizes the webcam and initiates its sound hardware correctly. The following commands might solve the problem with video hardware initialization.

1. Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)

2. Enter the following command to stop linux webcam driver,
$ sudo rmmod uvcvideo

3. Enter the following command to restart the driver,
$ sudo modprobe uvcvideo

4. Now test your webcam with the Skype in Ubuntu. If it works fine, please let me know.

Good luck!

That is the last post in the thread so the op either solved it or gave up :)
Worth a try :)
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Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2020, 12:17:05 PM »
 

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That is the last post in the thread so the op either solved it or gave up :)
Worth a try :)

Tried that one too, no success.

I think the problem is deeper, please have a look at the output of command "ls /dev/video*"
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> ls /dev/video*
ls: cannot access '/dev/video*': No such file or directory

Last Edit: May 01, 2020, 12:20:09 PM by Marco Tucci
 

Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2020, 12:39:23 PM »
 

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please.
 

Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2020, 12:49:31 PM »
 

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Output of:

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lsusb -v -d 041e:4045
please.

Bus 001 Device 008: ID 041e:4045 Creative Technology, Ltd Live! Cam Voice
Couldn't open device, some information will be missing
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x041e Creative Technology, Ltd
  idProduct          0x4045 Live! Cam Voice
  bcdDevice            1.02
  iManufacturer           0
  iProduct                1
  iSerial                 0
  bNumConfigurations      1
  Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength                 9
    bDescriptorType         2
    wTotalLength          101
    bNumInterfaces          1
    bConfigurationValue     1
    iConfiguration          0
    bmAttributes         0x80
      (Bus Powered)
    MaxPower                0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       0
      bNumEndpoints           2
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass    255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol    255 Vendor Specific Protocol
      iInterface              0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            1
          Transfer Type            Isochronous
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0000  1x 0 bytes
        bInterval               1
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0000  1x 0 bytes
        bInterval               4
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       1
      bNumEndpoints           2
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass    255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol    255 Vendor Specific Protocol
      iInterface              0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            1
          Transfer Type            Isochronous
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x1400  3x 1024 bytes
        bInterval               1
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0010  1x 16 bytes
        bInterval               4
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       2
      bNumEndpoints           2
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass    255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol    255 Vendor Specific Protocol
      iInterface              0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            1
          Transfer Type            Isochronous
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x1380  3x 896 bytes
        bInterval               1
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0010  1x 16 bytes
        bInterval               4
    Interface Descriptor:
      bLength                 9
      bDescriptorType         4
      bInterfaceNumber        0
      bAlternateSetting       3
      bNumEndpoints           2
      bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
      bInterfaceSubClass    255 Vendor Specific Subclass
      bInterfaceProtocol    255 Vendor Specific Protocol
      iInterface              0
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
        bmAttributes            1
          Transfer Type            Isochronous
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x12c0  3x 704 bytes
        bInterval               1
      Endpoint Descriptor:
        bLength                 7
        bDescriptorType         5
        bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
        bmAttributes            3
          Transfer Type            Interrupt
          Synch Type               None
          Usage Type               Data
        wMaxPacketSize     0x0010  1x 16 bytes
        bInterval               4
 

Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2020, 10:25:02 PM »
 

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Doesn't look to be supported in Linux. Get yourself a cheap Logitech, they're mostly all supported.

eg. https://www.ebay.com/b/Logitech-C270-Computer-Webcams/4616/bn_89032799
 

Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2020, 05:00:05 AM »
 

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Doesn't look to be supported in Linux. Get yourself a cheap Logitech, they're mostly all supported.

eg. https://www.ebay.com/b/Logitech-C270-Computer-Webcams/4616/bn_89032799

thanks for your support anyhow!
should I mark this thread as "solved" or "abandoned"?
 

Re: Webcam device not found (old Acer Travelmate with USB Live! Cam)
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2020, 05:52:29 AM »
 

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Solved, as there is a definitive answer.
 


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