Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 472973
qc-usb webcam works in gstreamer-properties but not in cheese
Last modified: 2008-11-25 17:50:52 EST
Description of problem:
An old labtec webcam work well with kmod-qc-usb drivers from rpm-fusion with camstream or amsn.
The video appears in gstreamer-properties after running "qcset /dev/video0 compat=dblbuf" as said in http://live.gnome.org/Cheese/FAQ.
But cheese still do not recognize the webcam
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install qc-usb driver with an old labtec webcam
2. run cheese
cheese don't recognize the webcam and don't show the video.
cheese should recognize the webcam and show the video.
This most likely is a driver issue, not a cheese issue. cheese does some things which can stress certain drivers. Given that qc-usb is not provided by Fedora this is a not supported solution, so I'm going to close this.
Note that work is underway upstream though (and I'm participating in this work) to get qc-usb ported to v4l2 and merged into the mainline kernel, A very preliminary version of this work is available here:
But at this early point in its development I cannot advice you to test it. When I find the time to work on this I'll make sure to also test it with cheese :)