Syntek webcams are still on after Cheese is closed

Bug #292980 reported by chunchengch
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Cheese
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Medium
linux (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: cheese

I am using ASUS F3Jc notebook with a built-in webcam Syntek DC-1125,
this webcam worked normally in Ubuntu 8.04 without the need to install extra driver.

I upgraded my Ubuntu 8.04 to 8.10 on last Saturday, and found the light of webcam is still on after Cheese is closed, the only way to shutdown the webcam is to power off the computer. (reboot can not shutdown the webcam, that is weird)

Not sure if the problem is coursed by driver or by Cheese, so I also reported a bug in GNOME.

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arno_b (arno.b) wrote :

I have the same problem with Syntek webcam:
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 05e1:0501 Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd WebCam, Chipset DC-1125 similar to 174f:a311 - Asus F2F, F2J, F3J, F3T, G1, Z53JA

2.6.27-7-generic #1 SMP Fri Oct 24 06:42:44 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

cheese:
  Installé : 2.24.1-0ubuntu1
  Candidat : 2.24.1-0ubuntu1

May be related the bug 203767. Do you have high cpu load?
Can you give the link to the gnome bug report?
It is possible that it is a kernel problem not a cheese problem?

description: updated
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chunchengch (chunchengch) wrote :

How can I remove the default driver of webcam in Ubuntu 8.10?

Thanks for any clue or solution.

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chunchengch (chunchengch) wrote :
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version 2.24.1-0ubuntu1

$ cheese -v
Detected v4l2 device: stk
Driver: stk, version: 1
Bus info:
Capabilities: 0x05000001
Detected webcam: stk
device: /dev/video0
FractionRange: 0/1 - 100/1
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arno_b (arno.b) wrote :

It is a problem of the linux kernel: I have the same problem when I change the properties of the webcam of flash in firefox, or if I test the webcam using gstreamer-properties.

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arno_b (arno.b) wrote :

Marked as confirmed for linux since several guys have the problem.

Changed in linux:
status: New → Confirmed
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Andres Mujica (andres.mujica) wrote :

Hi all, is it possible for you to check with latest intrepid fully updated?

This is more like a kernel issue than a cheese one.

Would it be possible to get this info from the reporters?

1.- gnome bug report is asking for the output from a command, would it be possible for some of the reporters to give that feedback?

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=559063#c3

2.- Output as separate attachments for:

      uname -a > uname-a.log
      cat /proc/version_signature > proc_version_signature.log
      sudo lspci -vvnn > lspci-vvnn.log (those are 2 v's not a w)
      dmesg > dmesg.log
      lsusb > lsusb.log
      lshal > lshal.log

Thanks again!

Changed in cheese:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in linux:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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arno_b (arno.b) wrote :

I still have the problem with the last updates

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Daedalus (osd-daedalus) wrote :

I'm real convinced it's a linux bug: the cam will remain still on with TvTime also.

I'm attaching my entries.

Changed in cheese:
status: Unknown → Incomplete
arno_b (arno.b)
Changed in linux:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Andres Mujica (andres.mujica) wrote :

Hi, thanks for your input. We'll need to wait for bug #269123 get solved to find a solution for this one.

Thanks

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bckspc (antonio-mertens) wrote :

Using 9.04 (Jaunty) with Asus F3Jc and problem persists. Kernel version 2.6.28-4.

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Andres Mujica (andres.mujica) wrote :

jlieb is working on bug #269123 at least for intrepid, so it would be nice if the reporters check that bug and the kernel in order to test if can help solving the issue.

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André Ventura (afv) wrote :

Same problem in Jaunty with 2.6.29 (rc8)…

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FreeMinded (pascal-planetmages) wrote :

The problem still persists in Jaunty with 2.6.28-11
Is there any solution or workaround for this?

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André Ventura (afv) wrote :

Still persists in Jaunty with mainline 2.6.30-rc3.

Changed in cheese:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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Geek87 (geek87) wrote :

Hi!
Still here with 2.6.31-9-generic kernel. Affects all soft that uses the webcam (Pidgin, Empathy, Ekiga,…), not only Cheese.

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André Ventura (afv) wrote :

This has been reported one year ago, with Kernel 2.6.27, but still persists in version 2.6.32… :(
Is there a better place to report this bug?

Keng-Yu Lin (lexical)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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André Ventura (afv) wrote :

The LED works OK (turns off) using the driver from https://syntekdriver.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/syntekdriver/trunk/driver.

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hammud (j-balkis) wrote :

Yes, LED works ok, but with this module, web cam is not working correctly. There is strange vertical line in the midle, and a lot of horizontal lines, The view is blury

Changed in cheese:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Invalid → Unknown
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Crasher (sebastien) wrote :

I have Ubuntu 10.10 on Asus F3Tc, and the same problem with Syntek DC-1125, on all programs running webcam.
Three years and problem still exists...

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ravus (ravus) wrote :

I have some problem whith my webcam. LED always ON.
When I turn on and then turn off the Chees the LED turns off. After rebooting again...
Asus F3Sg
Ubuntu 11.10
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 174f:5a35 Syntek Sonix 1.3MPixel USB 2.0 Camera

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Michal Vašut (xvasutm) wrote :

Same problem as ravus. My laptop specs:

Asus F3SG
Ubuntu 12.04 (but the same problem on Linux Mint)
kernel version: 3.2.0-26-generic

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 174f:5a35 Syntek Sonix 1.3MPixel USB 2.0 Camera

LED turns on after wake up or start laptop, after starting Blender and after last update when i open new tab in google chrome

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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

chunchengch, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better. Intrepid reached EOL on April 30, 2010.
Please see this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

We were wondering if this is still an issue in a supported release? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO CD images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please run the following command in the development release from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Please do not test the kernel in the daily folder, but the one all the way at the bottom. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested and remove the tag:
needs-upstream-testing

This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the text:
needs-upstream-testing

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:
kernel-fixed-upstream
kernel-fixed-upstream-VERSION-NUMBER

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:
kernel-bug-exists-upstream
kernel-bug-exists-upstream-VERSION-NUMBER

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested.

If you are unable to test the mainline kernel, please comment as to why specifically you were unable to test it and add the following tags:
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kernel-unable-to-test-upstream-VERSION-NUMBER

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested.

Please let us know your results. Thank you for your understanding.

Helpful Bug Reporting Tips:
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tags: added: needs-kernel-logs needs-upstream-testing regression-release
removed: regression
tags: added: intrepid
no longer affects: cheese (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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