Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 478915
Labtec Webcam freezes the kernel up to 2.6.27.
Last modified: 2009-04-16 08:41:35 EDT
Description of problem:
I can't use my Labtec Webcam on a Fedora box since I've upgraded to kernel 2.6.27. I know it appears as not tested here (http://moinejf.free.fr/webcam.html), but I'd like to use my webcam again on the newest kernel available for Fedora.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
9 and 10
Steps to Reproduce:
1. On F9, follow the instructions described here (http://hansdegoede.livejournal.com/6317.html).
2. On F10, open Cheese and try to anything (photo or video) with the webcam.
See the image on screen.
usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
gspca: probing 046d:0921
gspca: probe ok
usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=0921
usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:0921 Logitech, Inc. Labtec WebCam
lsmod | grep gspca:
gspca_tv8532 13440 0
gspca_main 21504 1 gspca_tv8532
videodev 32000 1 gspca_main
I can help you with more information about my hardware or doing anything to collect debug information. Say me what you want and I'll do it. The only thing I need is to use my webcam again. It was supported by the old gspcav1.
This is a big problema for me. My webcam was supported by the old gspca driver running on a kernel older than 2.6.27. With the new libv4l, it stopped to work and it's very important for me. I don't want to use Fedora 8 (unsupported) or another distro only to make my webcam work again. This is a kernel/libv4l/gspca problem, cause I can't make it work on Ubuntu 8.10.
This problem doesn't occur anymore in kernel 126.96.36.199-30 available since yesterday on updates-testing repository.