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

Bug #489149 reported by Konstantinos Togias on 2009-11-27
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Fedora)
linux (Ubuntu)

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": .

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 .

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:

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/

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
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers

Remote bug watches

Bug watches keep track of this bug in other bug trackers.