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  1. Need webcam help

    I need help setting up a webcam with Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake). The cam
    is an Argus PC300 webcam that has a built-in Mic. The sound system likes
    the mic and will use it, but no joy on the video. The light on the cam
    comes on, and the device is recognized by the usb bus.

    I've done enough "due diligence" (i.e.--research) to realize that the
    cam has an OmniVision OV518+ chipset and the ov511 driver SEEMS to
    recognize it, but Camorama won't give me any love.

    When I plug in the cam, dmesg gives me:
    [17193907.416000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: USB OV518+ video
    device found
    [17193907.416000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: Device revision 2
    [17193907.452000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: Compression required
    with OV518...enabling
    [17193908.036000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: Sensor is an OV7620
    [17193909.188000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: Device at
    usb-0000:00:07.4-3 registered to minor 0
    [17193909.188000] usbcore: registered new driver ov511
    [17193909.188000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: v1.64 for Linux 2.5
    : ov511 USB Camera Driver

    but when I launch Camorama, it throws a dialog box that says:

    Could not connect to video device (/dev/video0)
    Please check connection.

    Any ideas?

    Nitewing '98

  2. Re: Need webcam help

    Kevin Bradley wrote:
    > I need help setting up a webcam with Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake). The cam
    > is an Argus PC300 webcam that has a built-in Mic. The sound system likes
    > the mic and will use it, but no joy on the video. The light on the cam
    > comes on, and the device is recognized by the usb bus.
    >
    > I've done enough "due diligence" (i.e.--research) to realize that the
    > cam has an OmniVision OV518+ chipset and the ov511 driver SEEMS to
    > recognize it, but Camorama won't give me any love.
    >
    > When I plug in the cam, dmesg gives me:
    > [17193907.416000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: USB OV518+ video
    > device found
    > [17193907.416000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: Device revision 2
    > [17193907.452000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: Compression required
    > with OV518...enabling
    > [17193908.036000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: Sensor is an OV7620
    > [17193909.188000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: Device at
    > usb-0000:00:07.4-3 registered to minor 0
    > [17193909.188000] usbcore: registered new driver ov511
    > [17193909.188000] drivers/usb/media/ov511/ov511.c: v1.64 for Linux 2.5
    > : ov511 USB Camera Driver
    >
    > but when I launch Camorama, it throws a dialog box that says:
    >
    > Could not connect to video device (/dev/video0)
    > Please check connection.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Nitewing '98


    Check the permissions on /dev/video0; I think that you user haven't
    permissions to read from /dev/video0



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