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RoofCat
05-05-2004, 08:27
Hello,

I've tried to use Genius VideoCAM Express with 1.7.5.6. CR 2.1 and it looks like it's not working. According to Asus manual this WebCAM uses OV511+ chipset. Does this chipset supported in 1.7.5.6 CR2.1? Is there any chance to make Genius WebCam working?

TIA,
regards, RoofCat

Antiloop
05-05-2004, 09:41
it's possible there are some issues with your cam:


Genius VideoCam Express 100 OV511+ OV6620
Working. Warning: Some of these use a proprietary chipset that is not supported by Linux (0458:7004)
reference url: http://alpha.dyndns.org/ov511/cameras.html

other possibility is that the current ov511(+ ???) driver is not current or uptodate. try with official firmware 1.7.5.6 too please

Oleg
05-05-2004, 11:13
The official firmware are also build with 1.61 version of the driver. I can easily update it up to 1.65, but not to 2.x versions (this requires more changes in the compilation).

Technik
05-05-2004, 13:46
The official firmware are also build with 1.61 version of the driver. I can easily update it up to 1.65, but not to 2.x versions (this requires more changes in the compilation).
Oleg, please be so kind and do it... ;) I think 1.65 should be still better than 1.61.

Oleg
05-05-2004, 15:41
Technik, you problem is not with ov511 driver version, but the general usb problem with initialization...

Technik
05-05-2004, 18:47
Technik, you problem is not with ov511 driver version, but the general usb problem with initialization...
I know but why not to have a latest possible Webcam driver? ;) Perhaps it could help to get some other webcams working better as well...

nigelmercier
09-05-2004, 16:10
I've tried to use Genius VideoCAM Express

I'm only a newbie, but are you sure it's a Genius VideoCAM Express, and not a Genius VideoCAM Express V2 (look on the white patch on the end of the box).

The V2 version has been reported as not working, and I had the same problem.

Nigel

john37
12-05-2004, 21:26
The official firmware are also build with 1.61 version of the driver. I can easily update it up to 1.65, but not to 2.x versions (this requires more changes in the compilation).
First of all: Oleg thanx for your new firmware update, CR3. It installed perfectly!
But... my webcam still isn't working, although it's mentioned at this site http://alpha.dyndns.org/ov511/cameras.html. I own the Creative Videoblaster WebCam Go Plus (what's in a name). I read somewhere else that it works with version 2.2x. Is it very hard to compile that new version? I would do it myself if I had the knowledge (is it hard?)...
Off course I would be willing to test it...

RoofCat
13-05-2004, 07:49
Hello,

First of all: Oleg, thank you for all your efforts on developing firmware!

And back to the story of Genius Videocam - After some studies it turns out, that Genius VideoCAM Express webcam which I used is version 2, and is based on proprietary chipset as Antiloop mentioned earlier.

However, I've found Linux driver for this chipset (spca561) in the Web (http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html). According to this page, the driver is free, rather new, and supports wide range of USB cameras - including rather cheap ones.

Is there any chance to include this driver in future releases of CR firmware? If testing will help, I am ready to be a tester.

Regards,
RoofCat

kenykl
04-09-2004, 03:47
Technik, you problem is not with ov511 driver version, but the general usb problem with initialization...

Dear Oleg,

Is the root cause due to the "OS"?? As I am using the latest firmware (1.8.X.X) with MaxCam MPCC-1 which claim have been tested and confirmed to work with the router.... but in return.... :confused:

As I do not have a linux box, could you help us to solve this problem? Thx. :p

Antiloop
04-09-2004, 03:53
Dear Oleg,

Is the root cause due to the "OS"?? As I am using the latest firmware (1.8.X.X) with MaxCam MPCC-1 which claim have been tested and confirmed to work with the router.... but in return.... :confused:

As I do not have a linux box, could you help us to solve this problem? Thx. :p

the custom firmware uses a newer driver than the one asus is releasing

try custom fw 1.7.5.9-5 that one contains one of the latest drivers

kenykl
04-09-2004, 04:57
the custom firmware uses a newer driver than the one asus is releasing

try custom fw 1.7.5.9-5 that one contains one of the latest drivers

A bad news.... :confused: I've tried it already (custome 1.7.5.9-5) still not working, it prompt the same message (Cannot connect server).... Help....

After upload the firmware, I press the reset button then use all new settings but still fail.

Antiloop
04-09-2004, 05:00
have you read the manual carefully and setted up your browser correctly to be able to use the webcam thing?

kenykl
04-09-2004, 05:05
have you read the manual carefully and setted up your browser correctly to be able to use the webcam thing?

Seems already follow the manual strictly, all active x items in IE already switched "ON". Any idea, thx in advance. :)

Antiloop
04-09-2004, 05:13
Seems already follow the manual strictly, all active x items in IE already switched "ON". Any idea, thx in advance. :)

should be good..

eh try finding some posts about webcam and dmesg

also execute this command at your router:

ps aux

post result here

probably the webcam daemon isn't even running
(going to sleep now.. don't expect reaction anymore today :))

Oleg
04-09-2004, 10:35
the custom firmware uses a newer driver than the one asus is releasing

try custom fw 1.7.5.9-5 that one contains one of the latest drivers
In fact 1.8 use the latest ov511 driver, which also supports ov519 cams, so this should not be problem. The problem as seems is due to different chipset.

kenykl
04-09-2004, 18:13
In fact 1.8 use the latest ov511 driver, which also supports ov519 cams, so this should not be problem. The problem as seems is due to different chipset.


Anyone have same experience and then bought a new usb cam can successfully use the "WEB CAM" function at the moment?

Please advise the brand and model of the web cam, if cheap I can buy one to try. :)

The existing problem cam I am using is Maxell MaxCam MPCC-1 (Black in color with a green light on the top of it.) :mad:

kenykl
04-09-2004, 19:03
should be good..

eh try finding some posts about webcam and dmesg

also execute this command at your router:

ps aux

post result here

probably the webcam daemon isn't even running
(going to sleep now.. don't expect reaction anymore today :))

Hi,

When I login my router, I got the following output (I am not familiar with Linux, is the daemon not running? If so, how can I activate it?)

/mnt/ramfs/local/root # ps aux
PID Uid VmSize Stat Command
1 root 384 S init
2 root SW [keventd]
3 root SWN [ksoftirqd_CPU0]
4 root SW [kswapd]
5 root SW [bdflush]
6 root SW [kupdated]
8 root SW [mtdblockd]
279 root 360 S syslogd -m 0 -O /etc/linuxigd/syslog.log -l 6
280 root 336 S klogd
401 root 296 S /usr/sbin/telnetd
416 root 544 S httpd eth1
450 nobody 440 S /usr/sbin/dnsmasq
456 root SW [khubd]
524 root 428 S /sbin/lpd
526 root 264 S /usr/sbin/p9100d -f /dev/printers/0 0
528 root 264 S /usr/sbin/p9101d -f /dev/usb/lp0 1
529 root 468 S /sbin/infosvr br0
532 root 468 S /bin/sh /init/rc.watchdog ROUTER
533 root 468 S /bin/sh /init/upnpserver eth1
554 root 644 S upnp -D -L br0 -W eth1
585 root 576 S /usr/sbin/watchdog 30 131.107.1.10 GMT0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
731 root 396 S udhcpc -i eth1 -p /var/run/udhcpc.pid -s /usr/share/u
781 root 264 S sleep 30s
782 root 500 S -sh
783 root 356 R ps aux
/mnt/ramfs/local/root #

Oleg
04-09-2004, 19:32
Post the output for


cat /proc/bus/usb/devices

kenykl
05-09-2004, 11:13
Post the output for


cat /proc/bus/usb/devices


Sorry for my late reply.... I got such output: -

/mnt/ramfs/local/root # cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
T: Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 2
B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 0.00
S: Product=USB OHCI Root Hub
S: SerialNumber=b8004000
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr= 0mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 2 Ivl=255ms
T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=05a9 ProdID=a511 Rev= 1.00
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=500mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 0 Ivl=1ms
I: If#= 0 Alt= 1 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 33 Ivl=1ms
I: If#= 0 Alt= 2 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 129 Ivl=1ms
I: If#= 0 Alt= 3 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 257 Ivl=1ms
I: If#= 0 Alt= 4 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 385 Ivl=1ms
I: If#= 0 Alt= 5 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 513 Ivl=1ms
I: If#= 0 Alt= 6 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 769 Ivl=1ms
I: If#= 0 Alt= 7 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 961 Ivl=1ms
/mnt/ramfs/local/root #

Oleg
05-09-2004, 11:24
Try to launch it manually -


/init/webcamserver "1"


Cam id:
P: Vendor=05a9 ProdID=a511 Rev= 1.00
and it should be supported (this is ov511+)

kenykl
05-09-2004, 13:10
Try to launch it manually -


/init/webcamserver "1"


Cam id:
P: Vendor=05a9 ProdID=a511 Rev= 1.00
and it should be supported (this is ov511+)

Sorry for disturbing again.... I got strange output like this again: -

/mnt/ramfs/local/root # /init/webcamserver "1"
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/usb/ov511.o
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/usb/ov511_decomp.o
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/usb/ov518_decomp.o
ln: /dev/video: File exists
/mnt/ramfs/local/root # Unable to open /dev/video: No such file or directory

Oleg
05-09-2004, 13:20
Well, try


rm -f /dev/video

before running webcamserver

kenykl
05-09-2004, 14:16
Well, try


rm -f /dev/video

before running webcamserver
Sorry, me again.... this time: -

/mnt/ramfs/local/root # rm -f /dev/video
/mnt/ramfs/local/root # /init/webcamserver "1"
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/usb/ov511.o
insmod: A module named ov511 already exists
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/usb/ov511_decomp.o
insmod: A module named ov511_decomp already exists
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/usb/ov518_decomp.o
insmod: A module named ov518_decomp already exists
/mnt/ramfs/local/root # Unable to open /dev/video: No such file or directory