Logitech QuickCam Orbit/Sphere

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Logitech QuickCam Orbit/Sphere

Post by CaMiX » Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:10 pm

System Info:

ZoneMinder v1.21.0

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# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.11-1.27_FC3smp #1 SMP Tue May 17 20:43:11 EDT 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

# mysql -V
mysql  Ver 11.18 Distrib 3.23.58, for redhat-linux-gnu (i386)

# php -v
PHP 4.3.11 (cgi) (built: Apr 27 2005 16:01:22)
Copyright (c) 1997-2004 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v1.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2004 Zend Technologies
I think that my problem is that my camera isn't working correctly or not at all. Anyone have any experience with this camera? I don't have X installed so I'm unable to test the camera using xawtv. The zmu command gives the following info:

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# zmu -d 0 -q -v

Video Capabilities
  Name: Logitech QuickCam Orbit
  Type: 1
    Can capture
  Video Channels: 1
  Audio Channels: 1
  Maximum Width: 640
  Maximum Height: 480
  Minimum Width: 160
  Minimum Height: 120
Window Attributes
  X Offset: 0
  Y Offset: 0
  Width: 160
  Height: 120
Picture Attributes
  Palette: 15 - YUV 4:2:0 Planar
  Colour Depth: 24
  Brightness: 31744
  Hue: 65535
  Colour :32768
  Contrast: 64512
  Whiteness: 49152
Channel 0 Attributes
  Name: Webcam
  Channel: 0
  Flags: 0
  Type: 2 - Camera
  Format: 0 - PAL
I don't know if this means that it sees the camera and it's working? I'm not getting any video though via the website. And is the source is showing as red (/dev/video0 (0)). I see the device come up under /dev but I don't know if it's operational. From what I've read this camera uses the pwc module and lsmod shows the following info:

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# lsmod | grep pwc
pwc                    83249  0
videodev               13633  1 pwc
When I plug the camera in via usb a video0 device does show up under /dev.

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# ls /dev/
adsp       fd0h1200  fd0u1840   initctl  md10  md3       parport3  ram8     tap13    tty16  tty35  tty54   ttyS15  ttyS34  ttyS53  ttyS72    vcsa6
agpgart    fd0h1440  fd0u1920   input    md11  md30      port      ram9     tap14    tty17  tty36  tty55   ttyS16  ttyS35  ttyS54  ttyS73    video
arpd       fd0H1440  fd0u2880   ip6_fw   md12  md31      ppp       ramdisk  tap15    tty18  tty37  tty56   ttyS17  ttyS36  ttyS55  ttyS74    video0
audio      fd0h1476  fd0u3200   kmsg     md13  md4       printer   random   tap2     tty19  tty38  tty57   ttyS18  ttyS37  ttyS56  ttyS75    video4linux
audio1     fd0h1494  fd0u3520   log      md14  md5       ptmx      root     tap3     tty2   tty39  tty58   ttyS19  ttyS38  ttyS57  ttyS8     xfrm
cdrom      fd0h1660  fd0u360    loop0    md15  md6       pts       route    tap4     tty20  tty4   tty59   ttyS2   ttyS39  ttyS58  ttyS9     XOR
console    fd0h360   fd0u3840   loop1    md16  md7       ram       route6   tap5     tty21  tty40  tty6    ttyS20  ttyS4   ttyS59  urandom   zero
core       fd0H360   fd0u720    loop2    md17  md8       ram0      rtc      tap6     tty22  tty41  tty60   ttyS21  ttyS40  ttyS6   usersock
cpu        fd0h410   fd0u800    loop3    md18  md9       ram1      shm      tap7     tty23  tty42  tty61   ttyS22  ttyS41  ttyS60  vcs
dmmidi     fd0h420   fd0u820    loop4    md19  mem       ram10     skip     tap8     tty24  tty43  tty62   ttyS23  ttyS42  ttyS61  vcs1
dnrtmsg    fd0h720   fd0u830    loop5    md2   mice      ram11     snd      tap9     tty25  tty44  tty63   ttyS24  ttyS43  ttyS62  vcs2
dsp        fd0H720   floppy     loop6    md20  midi      ram12     sound    tcpdiag  tty26  tty45  tty7    ttyS25  ttyS44  ttyS63  vcs3
dsp1       fd0h880   full       loop7    md21  mixer     ram13     stderr   tty      tty27  tty46  tty8    ttyS26  ttyS45  ttyS64  vcs4
dvd        fd0u1040  fwmonitor  lp0      md22  mixer1    ram14     stdin    tty0     tty28  tty47  tty9    ttyS27  ttyS46  ttyS65  vcs5
event0     fd0u1120  gpmctl     lp1      md23  net       ram15     stdout   tty1     tty29  tty48  ttyS0   ttyS28  ttyS47  ttyS66  vcs6
fd         fd0u1440  hda        lp2      md24  nflog     ram2      systty   tty10    tty3   tty49  ttyS1   ttyS29  ttyS48  ttyS67  vcsa
fd0        fd0u1660  hda1       lp3      md25  null      ram3      tap0     tty11    tty30  tty5   ttyS10  ttyS3   ttyS49  ttyS68  vcsa1
fd0CompaQ  fd0u1680  hda2       MAKEDEV  md26  par0      ram4      tap1     tty12    tty31  tty50  ttyS11  ttyS30  ttyS5   ttyS69  vcsa2
fd0d360    fd0u1722  hda3       mapper   md27  parport0  ram5      tap10    tty13    tty32  tty51  ttyS12  ttyS31  ttyS50  ttyS7   vcsa3
fd0D360    fd0u1743  hdc        md0      md28  parport1  ram6      tap11    tty14    tty33  tty52  ttyS13  ttyS32  ttyS51  ttyS70  vcsa4
fd0D720    fd0u1760  hw_random  md1      md29  parport2  ram7      tap12    tty15    tty34  tty53  ttyS14  ttyS33  ttyS52  ttyS71  vcsa5
So I'm not sure if it's operational and using the pwc module. Another thing that's weird is that I start the zm service and it says it gets started just fine.

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# /etc/init.d/zm start
Starting ZoneMinder:                                       [  OK  ]

# /etc/init.d/zm status
ZoneMinder is running
The thing is though, when I log into via the webpage it says at the top:

ZoneMinder Console - Stopped - v1.21.0

Don't know if this refering to the service or not. But this question is probably better suited under a different forum section. My main question is towards the camera though, any advice as to how to better test my camera would be appreciated. Or if anyone has this camera working please let me know what I need to get it working.
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