Bug 624103 - Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 displays black image
Summary: Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 displays black image
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libv4l   
(Show other bugs)
Version: 13
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Hans de Goede
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-13 16:28 UTC by Ken Dwyer
Modified: 2010-11-16 15:08 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-11-16 15:08:52 UTC
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Output of: su -c 'lsusb -v' (40.06 KB, application/octet-stream)
2010-08-13 16:28 UTC, Ken Dwyer
no flags Details

Description Ken Dwyer 2010-08-13 16:28:41 UTC
Created attachment 438721 [details]
Output of: su -c 'lsusb -v'

Description of problem:

My web cam, a Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000, does not work on Fedora 13. I tried running the basic test at

The test failed. When I open cheese, it shows an animation that I believe indicates it is initializing the webcam, but then I just get a black image (yes, I lifted the lens cover on the webcam). :^) 

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

$ rpm -qa | grep v4l

How reproducible:

Run the program 'cheese' while the webcam is plugged into a USB port. The 'camorama' program also will not display an image.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the machine and login
2. Plug in the webcam
3. Menu -> Sound & Video -> Cheese
Actual results:

The window that should be displaying the webcam image is completely black.

Expected results:

I expect to see an image of whatever the webcam is aimed at.

Additional info:

$ rpm -qa | grep cheese

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2010-11-16 15:08:52 UTC

Thanks for the bug report.

I have such a camera myself, and I can reproduce this. Try starting cheese again, or unplugging and re-plugging the camera, that usually fixes it. I'm afraid I don't have an easy way to properly fix this.

The pwc driver which this camera uses is not in good state and is not actively maintained atm. I've put re-writing it on my todo list. But that is something which need to happen upstream, not in Fedora. So I'm going to close this bug with a resolution of upstream.



Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.