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Webcam TURBO-X TouchCam WC9070 (ipassion iP2937 1b3b:2937) not recognized

Reported by Konstantinos Togias on 2009-11-27
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-image-2.6.31-15-generic

Affected system: Ubuntu 9.10, AMD64, linux 2.6.31-15-generic

I have recently purchased a web camera branded as "TURBO-X TouchCam WC9070":

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=el&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.plaisio.gr%2FPeripherals%2FMultimedia%2FWeb-Cameras%2FTurbo-X-TouchCam-WC9070-Webcamera-WC9070.htm&sl=el&tl=en .

TURBO-X is a local greek brand provided by PLAISIO stores chain but I found out by looking at the provided cd with drivers for windows and lsusb output that it is a ipassion iP2937 camera.

The camera provides an embeded microphone too that is properly recognized and functioning under ubuntu 9.10. But the device fails to be recognized as a webcam. I attach lsusb -v output about the device.

Konstantinos Togias (ktogias) wrote :
summary: - Webcam ipassion iP2937 (1b3b:2937) not recognized
+ Webcam TURBO-X TouchCam WC9070 (ipassion iP2937 1b3b:2937) not
+ recognized
Konstantinos Togias (ktogias) wrote :

The technical brochure for the chip of this camera is http://www.ipassion.com.tw/pdf/iP2937_DSH_1.pdf .

Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2009-11-30
tags: added: kernel-karmic
Gary Johnston (garyeight) wrote :

I too have an iPassion iP2937 webcam. Thought I'd mention that so do a few others and that there is a guy who may have a uvc driver patch posted here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8402856

Konstantinos Togias (ktogias) wrote :

Following the instructions at the ubuntuforums thread reported by Gary I updated the usb ids on my system with the command

sudo /usr/sbin/update-usbids.sh

Now the device is reported as "ID 1b3b:2937 iPassion Technology Inc. PC Camera/Webcam controller" from lsusb. I am going to try to also test the patch proposed at the forum thread and report here the results.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Matt Dawson (medawson) wrote :

Has anybody else had any success with the posted workaround attempts? I've applied the patch linked in comment 3 but I never see any video devices in /dev.

This bug was filed against a series that is no longer supported and so is being marked as Won't Fix. If this issue still exists in a supported series, please file a new bug.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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