Bug 427140

Summary: Webcam functionality broken in Fedora 8 and Fedora 7 (dual core 64bit)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Leslie Satenstein <lsatenstein>
Component: camstreamAssignee: Simon Perreault <nomis80>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Flags
Camstream 2>Camstream8.log
Fedora 7 log file. Camstream 2>Camstream.log none

Description Leslie Satenstein 2008-01-01 01:00:25 EST
Description of problem:
Camstream does not function correctly with Fedora 7 and Fedora 8 and with the
VX-1000 Webcam definition.  Program starts with either a constant flicker, and
washed out colors, or with normal size and washed out colors. Contract and
brightness do not enable the cam to produce reasonable color correction.
This same webcam under Windows XP works perfectly.

Both webcams microphones do not function under Fedora 7 and Fedora 8. (32 bit
for fedora 7, and 64 bit for Fedora 8). System is dual core Intel d930.

With Other webcam tested (Logitech STX), it works correctly, image is sharp.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Camstream version is not specified.

How reproducible:
All the time. Just plug and initiate.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Same image as one has in XP. (One of my webcams does produce the correct image,
but the one that does not is the MS VX-1000.  

I have some traces of use. I have tried to find the functions from the logs in
the gspca.ko module, but to no avail.
Traces are attached.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Leslie Satenstein 2008-01-01 01:00:25 EST
Created attachment 290602 [details]
Camstream 2>Camstream8.log
Comment 2 Leslie Satenstein 2008-01-01 01:05:10 EST
Created attachment 290603 [details]
Fedora 7 log file.  Camstream 2>Camstream.log

Note the error messages shown in the attached files.

the gspa.ko version was compiled from the 12242007 release. Tests were also
done with the Nov version that was released with Fedora 8 and with F7 initial
/sbin/Modprob -r gspa  was followed by /sbin/Modprob gspca (after replacement
of gspcs.ko)
Comment 3 Leslie Satenstein 2008-01-06 12:28:09 EST
Fedora 7 Quality with camstream as my validation software shows some
improvement. Picture quality is much improved.  Fedora 8 should display the same
improvement, but it does not. So what has changed in the video cam area between
the two releases?
Comment 4 Hans de Goede 2008-09-10 05:05:29 EDT
Quick intro: I'm a Fedora developer currently working on improving webcam support under Linux / Fedora:

The gspca driver has been merged into the mainline kernel now and will be a default component of F-10. Could you test this with the Fedsora 10 beta which will be released soon?

Also could you give the output of the command "lsusb" with the cams you are having trouble with attached?
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:14:21 EST
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 00:40:08 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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