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needed: libv4l and associated application patches (or "gspca stopped working in 2.6.27")

Reported by Erik Andrén on 2008-08-24
670
This bug affects 83 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Adobe Flash Plugin Tools
Undecided
Unassigned
Cheese
Unknown
Critical
Ekiga
Fix Released
Medium
GStreamer
Fix Released
Medium
Kdenlive
Fix Released
Unknown
Kopete
Fix Released
Medium
Medibuntu
Medium
Lionel Le Folgoc
Mozilla Firefox
Invalid
Medium
OpenCV
Unknown
Unknown
VLC media player
Fix Released
Unknown
Wine
Confirmed
Medium
gst-plugins-good
Fix Released
Medium
amsn (Ubuntu)
Undecided
mbaho10
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
Undecided
Devid Antonio Filoni
came (Ubuntu)
High
dimpler18
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
High
Unassigned
camorama (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
camorama (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
Undecided
Unassigned
camstream (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
Undecided
Unassigned
cheese (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
Undecided
Unassigned
Lucid
Undecided
Unassigned
ekiga (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
Undecided
Unassigned
gst-plugins-good0.10 (Fedora)
Fix Released
Unknown
gst-plugins-good0.10 (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
High
Unassigned
libv4l (Ubuntu)
High
Bahar Ali
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
High
Bahar Ali
mplayer (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
Undecided
Unassigned
pwlib (Fedora)
Fix Released
Unknown
pwlib (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
High
Unassigned
vlc (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
Undecided
Unassigned
xawtv (Fedora)
Fix Released
Unknown
xawtv (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Declined for Dapper by Scott Kitterman
Nominated for Hardy by r12056
Declined for Jaunty by Scott Kitterman
Declined for Karmic by Scott Kitterman
Intrepid
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

libv4l is a user-space library used by several applications in order to convert webcam streams in user-space instead of kernel-space. As gspca is included in 2.6.27 this is needed in order to (re)support a multitude of webcams supported with ordinary applications.

See http://hansdegoede.livejournal.com/3636.html for a more complete description of the software.

The latest version is 0.4.0 and is available from http://people.atrpms.net/~hdegoede/

description: updated

With the gspca module included in 2.6.27, this library is indeed necessary for the gspca supported webcams to work.
Yet, providing the libv4l package in intrepid won't be enough to avoid webcam support regression, as all the applications
that open(/dev/videoX) will need either a LD_PRELOAD hack or a patch to use libv4l.

Stéphane Marguet (stemp) wrote :

http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/l/libv4l/

The new versions 0.4.3-1 of libv4l packages.

For testing I uploaded them into my Intrepid ppa :
https://edge.launchpad.net/~stemp/+archive

edmon (bozhan-abv) wrote :

without this lib .... better remove v4l too :))
Importance whishlist for debian is enough but for desktop distribution like ubuntu importance must be CRITICAL!

Kees Cook (kees) wrote :

I've got a version for testing in my PPA, but I'd like to see how Debian's version shakes out over the weekend. I've suggested a number of changes to the packaging there.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2008-October/026682.html

Just for when it is packaged, a list of some important packages that might need to be patched, or at least tested:

* xawtv (patch: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=457796 )
* cheese (gstreamer patch: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=456825 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=465599 )
* ekiga
* camorama
* vlc (patch: https://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/1804 )
* mplayer
* skype
* amsn
* pwlib (patch: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=456868 )

A better and more comprehensive list is here:
http://linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/Libv4l_Progress

libv4l is in universe now.

Changed in libv4l:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xawtv - 3.95.dfsg.1-8ubuntu2

---------------
xawtv (3.95.dfsg.1-8ubuntu2) intrepid; urgency=low

  * Add 100_fedora-v4l2-fixes.dpatch: fixes for v4l2 use (from Fedora).
  * Add 101_fedora-nodga.dpatch: fixes for lack of DGA (from Fedora).
  * Add 102_fedora-use_libv4l.dpatch: use libv4l to open v4l devices (from
    Fedora) and added libv4l-dev Build-Dep (LP: #260918).

 -- Kees Cook <email address hidden> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:17:03 -0700

Changed in xawtv:
status: New → Fix Released

Shouldn't libv4l become a dependency also of all these programs?

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 08:35:06PM -0000, Wouter Stomp wrote:
> Shouldn't libv4l become a dependency also of all these programs?

As patches are added, it needs to be added as a Build-Dep, but the shlibs
will fill in the binary Depend automatically.

Changed in gst-plugins-good0.10:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in pwlib:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in xawtv:
status: Unknown → Fix Released

This bug was fixed in the package gst-plugins-good0.10 - 0.10.10-1ubuntu1

---------------
gst-plugins-good0.10 (0.10.10-1ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * Add 10_fedora-use_libv4l.patch: add libv4l support (from Fedora,
    LP: #260918), add libv4l-dev to Build-Deps.

 -- Kees Cook <email address hidden> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:35:37 -0700

Changed in gst-plugins-good0.10:
status: New → Fix Released
Kees Cook (kees) on 2008-10-10
Changed in gst-plugins-good0.10:
assignee: nobody → kees
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in libv4l:
assignee: nobody → lool
Changed in xawtv:
assignee: nobody → kees
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in pwlib:
assignee: nobody → kees
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package pwlib - 1.10.10-2ubuntu3

---------------
pwlib (1.10.10-2ubuntu3) intrepid; urgency=low

  * Add 52_fedora-use_libv4l.dpatch: use libv4l (from Fedora), and add
    libv4l-dev to Build-Deps (LP: #260918).

 -- Kees Cook <email address hidden> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:32:22 -0700

Changed in pwlib:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Kees Cook (kees) on 2008-10-10
Changed in came:
assignee: nobody → kees
importance: Undecided → High
Kees Cook (kees) on 2008-10-10
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package came - 1.9-3.1ubuntu1

---------------
came (1.9-3.1ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * webcam.c, Makefile: patched to use libv4l (LP: #260918).
    - http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewvc/devel/camE/camE-1.9-libv4l1.patch

 -- Kees Cook <email address hidden> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:48:37 -0700

Changed in came:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in ekiga:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in gst-plugins-good:
status: Unknown → Confirmed

I just tested cheese with a logitech quickcam, but if have it connected and I start cheese, it is busy for a little while and then locks up my computer (with blinking caps lock and scroll lock lights on the keyboard). Is it working on other configurations and should I open a separate bug?

Erik Andrén (erik-andren) wrote :

Wouter,
This bug only tracks libv4l and the packages that need to be modified in order to support it.
If your webcam hangs you should open a separate issue for it.

Kees Cook (kees) wrote :

ekiga uses pwlib for the webcam streams (marking the ekiga task "invalid").

Changed in ekiga:
status: New → Invalid
Yannick Defais (sevmek) wrote :

Hello,

Ekiga 3.0 do support libv4l natively.

One should mark the ekiga task as "Fixed"

Best regards,
Yannick

Yannick Defais (sevmek) wrote :

Fixed in ekiga 3.0

Changed in ekiga:
status: Invalid → Fix Committed
Kees Cook (kees) wrote :

The source code for ekiga does not contain any knowledge of libv4l. The required libraries do that (pwlib in 2.x and ptlib in 3.x). As such, libv4l support is not needed for ekiga (so it should stay "Invalid"). pwlib has already been fixed now, and ptlib supports libv4l already (and is not in the archive) so there is no task for it.

Changed in ekiga:
status: Fix Committed → Invalid
Changed in vlc:
status: Unknown → New
loko (arph) wrote :

For me, the webcam still doesn't work with cheese and ekiga 2 or 3. i still get the green picture where nothing is to see.

Also the LD_Preload-Hack doesn't work. I use Intrepid with all the latest updates (pwlib 1.10.10-2ubuntu3 is not available at the moment), i also use the latest gst-plugins-good0.10 0.10.10-1ubuntu1 (which is used from cheese i think)

this is my device:
lsusb: Bus 005 Device 009: ID 0ac8:0321 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp.

these are the errors i get from cheese:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cheese
(cheese:9887): GStreamer-WARNING **: pad source:src returned caps which are not a real subset of its template caps
(cheese:9887): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: gst_value_set_fraction: assertion `denominator != 0' failed
(cheese:9887): GStreamer-WARNING **: pad source:src returned caps which are not a real subset of its template caps

Vincenzo Ciancia (vincenzo-ml) wrote :

The webcam more or less works in cheese in current intrepid beta, but not in ekiga (it says that there is no matching color space) and not in skype (it only shows a green picture). Should I reopen the bug in ekiga? In any case there is a regression in skype - even tough the program is closed, the driver is clearly providing wrong information to it.

loko (arph) wrote :

Vincenzo Ciancia,

reopening the bug in ekiga make sense because the problem is still not fixed. But, i don't how it's related with pwlib 1.10.10-2ubuntu3 which is not available at the moment. Maybe we should wait and see if this release fixes the problems for ekiga. The other thing you mentioned with skype, i can confirm and agree. Even it's closed source, it should be work with the webcams in the way it did in early ubuntu versions.

On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 14:48 +0000, Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
> The webcam more or less works in cheese in current intrepid beta, but
> not in ekiga (it says that there is no matching color space) and not in
> skype (it only shows a green picture). Should I reopen the bug in ekiga?
> In any case there is a regression in skype - even tough the program is
> closed, the driver is clearly providing wrong information to it.
>

Hi Vicenzo,

Have you tried running skype and ekiga using LD_PRELOAD to make them
use libv4l?

Thanks,

James

Vincenzo Ciancia (vincenzo-ml) wrote :

I just tried the LD_PRELOAD with v4l taken from a ppa I found in another bug report. Now I finally understood that the libv4l-0 package which is in ubuntu is the same, and it works with both skype and ekiga, thank you.

James Westby (james-w) wrote :

Hi Vincenzo,

Thanks for testing. Could you now try installing libpt-1.10.10 version 1.10.10-2ubuntu3
and trying ekiga again to test that patch?

As for skype there is not much we can do. As it's an external package we can't even
provide a wrapper script that does the LD_PRELOAD trick. In my opinion it's not
important as we should spend our effort improving free software, but if anyone
uses skype and wants to ensure that it will work with their webcam in Intrepid they
may want to ensure skype are aware of the problem.

Thanks,

James

James Westby (james-w) wrote :

Ah, an attempt has been made to notify them, but there is no
response yet.

  https://developer.skype.com/jira/browse/SCL-403

(the link was on the tracking site)

Thanks,

James

Peter Miller (szr4321) wrote :

My Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX also stopped working when upgrading to Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex. However, the preload hack worked for me -- maybe the following is useful for someone else. It's especially tricky since I'm running a 64-bit Linux version and skype is still 32-bit.

sudo apt-get install lib32v4l-0 libv4l-0
(to have both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.)

For camorama:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so camorama

For skype:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

Maybe a simple wrapper script for skype could be added to medibuntu?

I added a task for medibuntu too, hopefully they will do that.

loko (arph) wrote :

Well,

like i wrote in my case the preload-trick does not work, i always get a green picture. i tested with latest intrepid: cheese, camorama, ekiga 2+3 and skype. with or without preload - none of the programs work.

So i guess, there must be something wrong and the fix does not work for all devices?

See the attachments for detailed device-information

Changed in medibuntu:
assignee: nobody → mrpouit
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
milestone: none → intrepid
Changed in medibuntu:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
gerstrong (gerstrong) wrote :

I'm not sure, if cheese needs libv4l, but if it doesn't work with anyone of the apps, than it's a problem with the integrated drivers of webcam (gspca) in the kernel.

Are you able to compile gspca-source? Try, if that works...

 It's a package in Ubuntu.

Visko (visko) wrote :

The ld_preload trick works for me fine in case of Skype.

Visko (visko) wrote :

The ld_preload trick works for me fine in case of Skype. I only needed libv4l package:
aptitude install libv4l-0
and
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

Thanks for this workaround! :)

In 64bits OS we need the 32bits of the libs, because skype is 32bits.

sudo apt-get install lib32v4l-0
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Visko <email address hidden> wrote:

> The ld_preload trick works for me fine in case of Skype. I only needed
> libv4l package:
> aptitude install libv4l-0
> and
> LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
>
> Thanks for this workaround! :)
>
> --
> needed: libv4l and associated application patches (or "gspca stopped
> working in 2.6.27")
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/260918
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of a duplicate bug.
>

--
-------------------------------------
Marco Sousa

Achim (ach1m) wrote :

The latest update for gstreamer-good introduced the problem again.
My webcam isn't working with cheese (gstreamer) any more.

gst-plugins-good0.10 (0.10.10.3-1ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * New version sync on Debian
  * debian/patches/10_fedora-use_libv4l.patch:
    - add libv4l support
  * debian/build-deps.in:
    - build-depends on libv4l-dev

 -- Sebastien Bacher <hidden> Sat, 18 Oct 2008 18:40:59 +0200

Can someone confirm that?

Regards
Achim

Hi

That last update made my webcam work. Thanks

Bus 007 Device 002: ID 05a9:7670 OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

apt-cache policy gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:
  Instalados: 0.10.10.3-1ubuntu1
  Candidato: 0.10.10.3-1ubuntu1
  Tabla de versión:
 *** 0.10.10.3-1ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

mewithafez (firefish17) wrote :

Like Achim, my webcam had been working with cheese for a little while now, but now is broken again. It's a gspca Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX.

James Westby (james-w) wrote :

Hi,

It appears that the v4l patch was accidentally dropped in the last upload
of gst-plugins-good0.10. I'll ask Seb to check and correct this.

Thanks,

James

James Westby (james-w) wrote :

Hi,

A fixed package has already been uploaded.

Thanks,

James

Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Concerning skype, the new upstream version of libv4l is supposed to handle it better by supporting new cropping combinations.

I've pushed 0.5.1 to my ppa at https://edge.launchpad.net/~lool/+archive and I welcome feedback on whether it helps with skype. (Of course you still have to LD_PRELOAD this lib manually.)

Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2008-10-20
Changed in vlc:
status: New → Won't Fix
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2008-10-20
Changed in mplayer:
status: New → Won't Fix
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2008-10-20
Changed in amsn:
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in medibuntu:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Kees Cook (kees) on 2008-11-10
Changed in came:
assignee: kees → nobody
assignee: kees → nobody
Changed in gst-plugins-good0.10:
assignee: kees → nobody
assignee: kees → nobody
Changed in pwlib:
assignee: kees → nobody
assignee: kees → nobody
Changed in xawtv:
assignee: kees → nobody
assignee: kees → nobody
Changed in amsn:
assignee: nobody → d.filoni
status: New → In Progress
Changed in amsn:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
José Cabo (folcwine) on 2008-11-26
Changed in amsn:
status: Fix Released → In Progress
status: Won't Fix → In Progress
José Cabo (folcwine) on 2008-11-27
Changed in cheese:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gst-plugins-good:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in gstreamer:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Changed in wine:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in wine:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in amsn:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in amsn:
assignee: nobody → d.filoni
Changed in vlc:
status: New → Fix Released
Loïc Minier (lool) on 2009-02-16
Changed in libv4l:
assignee: lool → nobody
assignee: lool → nobody
Changed in kdenlive:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in kdenlive:
status: New → Unknown
Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in mplayer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Nerd_bloke (nerd-bloke) on 2009-07-24
Changed in kopete:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in kopete:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Nerd_bloke (nerd-bloke) on 2009-07-24
Changed in cheese:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: Confirmed → Unknown
Changed in cheese (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
js rathee (jaipalrathee) on 2009-08-08
Changed in libv4l (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → New
status: New → Fix Committed
dimpler18 (dimpler18) on 2009-12-16
Changed in came (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → dimpler18 (dimpler18)
Changed in amsn (Ubuntu Intrepid):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Bahar Ali (baharali) on 2010-01-21
Changed in libv4l (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Bahar Ali (baharali)
r12056 (r12056) on 2010-02-07
Changed in came (Ubuntu Intrepid):
assignee: nobody → dimpler18 (dimpler18)
Changed in libv4l (Ubuntu Intrepid):
assignee: nobody → Bahar Ali (baharali)
Changed in camorama (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Security Team (ubuntu-security)
r12056 (r12056) on 2010-02-07
security vulnerability: no → yes
Changed in camstream (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Security Team (ubuntu-security)
Changed in cheese (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Security Team (ubuntu-security)
Changed in came (Ubuntu Intrepid):
assignee: dimpler18 (dimpler18) → nobody
security vulnerability: yes → no
Changed in camorama (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Security Team (ubuntu-security) → nobody
Changed in camstream (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Security Team (ubuntu-security) → nobody
Changed in cheese (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Security Team (ubuntu-security) → nobody
Changed in camstream (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
mbaho10 (mbaho10) on 2010-04-20
Changed in amsn (Ubuntu):
assignee: Devid Antonio Filoni (d.filoni) → mbaho10 (mbaho10)
Changed in camstream (Ubuntu Intrepid):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in cheese (Ubuntu Intrepid):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in camorama (Ubuntu Intrepid):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in camorama (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in camorama (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
affects: debian → camorama (Debian)
Changed in camorama (Debian):
status: Fix Released → Unknown
Changed in camorama (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in camorama (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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  Camera does not work in ICU2. It is listed in ICU2 as UVC Camera (046d:0990) (vfw) under settings/video and audio. Using Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) and Wine 1.3. Camera is OK and works with Skype which is from the desktop and not installed in Wine, but the camera works. It is a Logitech 9000.

Vish (vish) wrote :

Upstream has closed the cheese bug as "Not Gnome" , Quoting Upstream:

"You should be able to have cheese working again installing libv4l >= 0.5.7 and
a recent uvcvideo driver. If you are running ubuntu intrepid this means
enabling intrepid-proposed and upgrading kernel from there.
Unfortunately libv4l didn't enter intrepid repositories yet but you can install
it from Loic Minier's PPA at https://launchpad.net/~lool/+archive
If you're not using Ubuntu check if your distribution already packaged latest
libv4l and upgrade it or install it from source."

"Little update: libv4l 0.5.7 entered intrepid-proposed. Installing from Loic
Minier's PPA is not needed anymore."

Closing cheese task.

Changed in cheese (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in cheese (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Invalid

 Have wine 1.3.1 installed and still the cam won't work in icu2. The camera is listed the the video/audio tab in icu2 but it won't initialize.

 ICU2 lists the camera as UVC Camera (046d:0990) but it doesn't initialize. iSpQ 9.1 just doesn't recognize and camera at all. Use wine 1.3.1 and Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid). Camera works with Skype.

 Cmaera does not work in Icu2, iSpQ 9.1, MSN, Yahoo messenger and Paltalk. I use the first two and need the camera to work. It does work in Skype, in Linux and Windows. Thanks.

Does this occur in newest WINE?

 Yes I have Wine 1.3.2 in Ubuntu 10.04 and the problem is the same. Camera is not recognized.

Changed in wine:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in cheese:
importance: Unknown → Critical
Changed in ekiga:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gst-plugins-good:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gstreamer:
importance: Unknown → Medium

Still with Wine 1.3.3, Ubuntu 10.04 and an updated msi file from http://www.ispq.com, the camera isn't recognized still. new version of msi file is 9.1.7. Icuii has same problem as above but no new versions except Wine 1.3.3 Camera is not recognized. Thanks .

Changed in kdenlive:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

Strangely my webcam (logitech c500) doesn't work with firefox but it does work with chromium and epiphany. Even the LD_PRELOAD trick doesn't work with firefox.

praveen (bupaequation) wrote :

MY WEBCAM IS NOT WORKING PLS HELP ME

 I guess it is a long slow process to get USB devices like webcams to work in Linux. Still the cam does work with Cheese and native Skype. Love to know if anyone is working on getting webcams to work with iSpQ or icuii. iSpQ is from Nanocorp http://www.ispq.com/downloads and icuii is from cybration http://www.ispq.com/downloads. I have accounts with both so can help trying to enter my username and password in either one if that's any help. Thanks for trying. Appreciate your efforts. I have Ubuntu 10.10 and Fedora fc 14 on separate HDs. Use the latest wine version in both. Bob

PascalCavy (p92) wrote :

2 years have passed and gspca webcams are still not working with firefox on maverick 10.10

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101206 Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick) Firefox/3.6.13
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101206 Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick) Firefox/3.6.13

I have the following webcam under Kubuntu maverick 10.10 :
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04fc:0561 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd Flexcam 100
  idVendor 0x04fc Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd
  idProduct 0x0561 Flexcam 100

The webcam is working well under other software such as skype, kopete, cheese ...

But on firefox with site using flash to manage the webcam, the webcam is not detected by flash plugin.

Reproducible: Always

Report this issue to Adobe. http://blogs.adobe.com/penguinswf/2008/07/paparazzi_v2_1.html may be helpful for the Adobe report.

Bella's Bells (sandyd) wrote :

libv4l support depends on the Adobe Flash Plugin itself, which is closed-source propriety software. As a result, please refer to the adobe bug report mentioned above instead of reporting against the flash plugin tools.

Changed in adobe-flash-plugin-tools:
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Invalid

Already reported here
https://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FP-204

people please vote for this bug on JIRA

PascalCavy (p92) wrote :

And people concerned by the v4l2 webcam support on firefox/flash plugin please vote for the bug there
 https://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FP-204

Changed in kopete:
importance: Unknown → Medium

Update comment: Still wondering if anyone is working on the webcams(USB cams) to work in ICU2 and iSpQ. They still aren't recognized in Wine or native Linux as far as I can tell. Would appreciate an update of efforts to get webcams to work with these programs. http://www.icu.com/downloads and http://www.ispq.com/downloads. Thanks for an update.

The links in this bug are not available anymore. Is this still a problem in 1.4-rc1? Can anyone provide a new link to reproduce this issue?

Petr_Kosv (karrrolina) wrote :

This is still an issue in Ubuntu 12.04 with Genius iSlim 300X (ID 093a:262c - gspca drivers). Linux seems unable to recognize the device. There are workarounds, at first site uneasy; being a novice I think I cannot help much.

Petr_Kosv (karrrolina) wrote :

I am sorry - in terminal type gstreamer-properties, click enter,
click video, try v4l1 or v4l2 - AND MY WEBCAM WORKS for me (v4l2 works with genius islim 300x).

No answer to last reminder, no download.

 AFAIK, icu2 is now multi-platform, linux, mac, and windows, via a web based system I guess. I don't use it anymore so not sure if the webcams work. My guess is it does, without wine.Just heard this from friends. Haven't tried it. Webpage is video.icu2.com to get the multiplatform site. Anyone try it out?

 iSpQ is version 9.2 or will be shortly. They are multi-platform also, using windows and mac only. Their webpage is www.ispq.com. I still use it in win7 only. Haven't tried recently ( a few years ) to use wine and my Logitech 9000 webcam. If wine supports the webcam and ispq I will install it, and never go back to windows. So I hope this bug stays open and others can comment on the use of webcams and ispq and other video conferencing programs. Thanks.

I have found a simpler application to test, it's called FWink.
http://www.lundie.ca/fwink/

After selecting the webcam and pressing OK the program crashes in qcap. I'll attach the file.

Created attachment 41551
+qcap,+qcap_v4l in wine 1.5.12

 Any progress on getting the webcams to work?

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Hi,

Just discovered your e-mail in my inbox.

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM, Robert Benjamin
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Any progress on getting the webcams to work?

I am not working on this issue.

Also I am very surprised that this launchpad bug report is sent to me
specifically. Shouldn't it be sent to vlc-devel or videolan@v.o. ???

Kind regards,

Jean-Paul Saman.

> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Videolan,
> which is subscribed to the bug report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/260918
>
> Title:
> needed: libv4l and associated application patches (or "gspca stopped
> working in 2.6.27")
>
> Status in Adobe Flash Plugin Tools:
> Won't Fix
> Status in Cheese Camera Application:
> Unknown
> Status in Ekiga Voice Over IP Suite:
> Fix Released
> Status in The Mozilla Firefox Browser:
> Invalid
> Status in GStreamer Plugins (Good):
> Fix Released
> Status in The GStreamer Multimedia Framework:
> Fix Released
> Status in KDE Non-Linear Video Editor:
> Fix Released
> Status in Kopete:
> Fix Released
> Status in Medibuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in Open Source Computer Vision library:
> Unknown
> Status in VLC media player:
> Fix Released
> Status in Wine:
> Confirmed
> Status in “amsn” package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in “came” package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in “camorama” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
> Status in “camstream” package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in “cheese” package in Ubuntu:
> Invalid
> Status in “ekiga” package in Ubuntu:
> Invalid
> Status in “gst-plugins-good0.10” package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in “libv4l” package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Committed
> Status in “mplayer” package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in “pwlib” package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in “vlc” package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in “xawtv” package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Released
> Status in “amsn” source package in Lucid:
> New
> Status in “came” source package in Lucid:
> New
> Status in “camorama” source package in Lucid:
> New
> Status in “camstream” source package in Lucid:
> New
> Status in “cheese” source package in Lucid:
> Invalid
> Status in “ekiga” source package in Lucid:
> New
> Status in “gst-plugins-good0.10” source package in Lucid:
> New
> Status in “libv4l” source package in Lucid:
> New
> Status in “mplayer” source package in Lucid:
> New
> Status in “pwlib” source package in Lucid:
> New
> Status in “vlc” source package in Lucid:
> New
> Status in “xawtv” source package in Lucid:
> New
> Status in “amsn” source package in Intrepid:
> Fix Released
> Status in “came” source package in Intrepid:
> Fix Released
> Status in “camorama” source package in Intrepid:
> Invalid
> Status in “camstream” source package in Intrepid:
> Invalid
> Status in “cheese” source package in Intrepid:
> Invalid
> Status in “ekiga” source package in Intrepid:
> Invalid
> Status in “gst-plugins-good0.10” source package in Intrepid:
> Fix Released
> Status in “libv4l” source package in Intrepid:
> Fix Released
> Status in “mplayer” source package in Intrepid:
> Won't Fix
> Statu...

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(In reply to comment #25)
> Any progress on getting the webcams to work?

Still wondering if the webcams (specifically Logitech 9000) works with ispq 9.x and wine 1.4 with Ubuntu v 12.04 or Linux Mint v 14. Thanks for the help.

(In reply to comment #26)
> (In reply to comment #25)
> > Any progress on getting the webcams to work?
>
> Still wondering if the webcams (specifically Logitech 9000) works with ispq 9.x
> and wine 1.4 with Ubuntu v 12.04 or Linux Mint v 14. Thanks for the help.

   Logitech webcam 9000 works perfectly with ispq9.x in win 7 and win xp and the Mac too I believe. In Ubuntu 12.04 and Mint 14 with wine 1.4 it doesn't work. Some users said they could see me and read some text but I can't see users nor read see any text. The camera is great with Skype for Linux and is fine with that in Mint and Ubuntu. Also works with cheese but that isn't a video conferencing program I believe. Hope some day the webcam will work in Linux. Hate to use win 7 to chat with friends. Would love to stay in Linux and use ispq9.x. BTW, I emailed tech support in ispq late last year re: supporting Linux after they did it for the Mac. The reply was no, they have no interest in Linux at this time and it would be too difficult to have techs work on it now. Bummer.

MSN Messenger is now Skype, Yahoo Messenger crashes on login (#32695), iSpQ9 won't install due to MSI problems (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine1.2/+bug/614546), so how do you even test this?

Otherwise I've made changes that allow VLC on Wine to capture video from my webcam, please retest with the latest Git or Wine version 1.4.2 when it comes out.

(In reply to comment #28)
> MSN Messenger is now Skype, Yahoo Messenger crashes on login (#32695), iSpQ9
> won't install due to MSI problems
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine1.2/+bug/614546), so how do you
> even test this?
>
> Otherwise I've made changes that allow VLC on Wine to capture video from my
> webcam, please retest with the latest Git or Wine version 1.4.2 when it comes
> out.

Will wait for Wine 1.4.2 and test ispq again. Thanks

(In reply to comment #29)
> (In reply to comment #28)
> > MSN Messenger is now Skype, Yahoo Messenger crashes on login (#32695), iSpQ9
> > won't install due to MSI problems
> > (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine1.2/+bug/614546), so how do you
> > even test this?
> >
> > Otherwise I've made changes that allow VLC on Wine to capture video from my
> > webcam, please retest with the latest Git or Wine version 1.4.2 when it comes
> > out.
>
> Will wait for Wine 1.4.2 and test ispq again. Thanks

Actually you can test with 1.5.22 as well.

fwink no longer runs in wine 1.5.22, it did in wine 1.5.18, it will take time to do the regressiont test.

Created attachment 43229
+qcap,+qcap_v4l in wine 1.5.22

Created attachment 43230
Patch to render even if the output pin is NULL

I tested it before my patches, and Fwink didn't work. I actually just wrote a patch that gets it to start. Doesn't seem to generate proper photos though, I suspect that gdiplus interpolation 7 fixme.

(In reply to comment #33)
> Created attachment 43230 [details]
> Patch to render even if the output pin is NULL
>
> I tested it before my patches, and Fwink didn't work. I actually just wrote a
> patch that gets it to start. Doesn't seem to generate proper photos though, I
> suspect that gdiplus interpolation 7 fixme.

 I can test ispq9.x by installing it in wine 1.4.x or try 1.5.x. Will make a clean install of either and try the .msi and report to you what results. Let me know which wine version is best to try. I am a novice and probably not much help other than simple testing as I mentioned above. Will try and follow simple instructions you may have if I understand them. Sorry for not being much help but I really appreciate every effort you guys make to get it to work. Hopefully others do too. Thanks again. Bob

Fwink creates a NullRenderer. It adds it to the filter graph. On the CaptureGraphBuilder2, it calls RenderStream(), asking it to link the preview pin to the the default renderer. Then it calls RenderStream() again, asking it to link the output pin to the NullRenderer. Finally it adds the sample grabber in front of the NullRenderer, allowing it to take photos.

Since the camera doesn't have a preview pin, CaptureGraphBuilder2 must support the SmartTeeFilter which creates one by duplicating the output pin. Wine's doesn't have that filter. Furthermore, Wine's CaptureGraphBuilder2 doesn't even link the pins correctly. With my patch above, it at least links both to the NullRenderer, allowing Fwink to take photos, but not show preview video (since that needs the SmartTeeFilter).

Those that believe Fwink worked before must have been using native qcap?

(In reply to comment #35)
> Fwink creates a NullRenderer. It adds it to the filter graph. On the
> CaptureGraphBuilder2, it calls RenderStream(), asking it to link the preview
> pin to the the default renderer. Then it calls RenderStream() again, asking it
> to link the output pin to the NullRenderer. Finally it adds the sample grabber
> in front of the NullRenderer, allowing it to take photos.
>
> Since the camera doesn't have a preview pin, CaptureGraphBuilder2 must support
> the SmartTeeFilter which creates one by duplicating the output pin. Wine's
> doesn't have that filter. Furthermore, Wine's CaptureGraphBuilder2 doesn't even
> link the pins correctly. With my patch above, it at least links both to the
> NullRenderer, allowing Fwink to take photos, but not show preview video (since
> that needs the SmartTeeFilter).
>
> Those that believe Fwink worked before must have been using native qcap?

 Thanks for your comments (#35). Don't understand it but from a previous comment I think it said to try and install ispq9.x with wine 1.4 or 1.4.2 when available if not already so. If this is a good idea I will try it and report what happens to you here if this is the correct place. Thanks. Bob

Phillip Susi (psusi) on 2013-06-12
no longer affects: amsn (Ubuntu Lucid)
no longer affects: came (Ubuntu Lucid)
no longer affects: camorama (Ubuntu Lucid)
Changed in camorama (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
no longer affects: camstream (Ubuntu Lucid)
no longer affects: ekiga (Ubuntu Lucid)
no longer affects: gst-plugins-good0.10 (Ubuntu Lucid)
no longer affects: libv4l (Ubuntu Lucid)
no longer affects: mplayer (Ubuntu Lucid)
no longer affects: pwlib (Ubuntu Lucid)
Phillip Susi (psusi) on 2013-06-12
no longer affects: vlc (Ubuntu Lucid)
no longer affects: xawtv (Ubuntu Lucid)
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