Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
[SOLVED] kernel driver for Dell Inspiron 1545 camera
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Kernel & Hardware
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
tuxitop
n00b
n00b


Joined: 28 Mar 2015
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:49 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] kernel driver for Dell Inspiron 1545 camera Reply with quote

Hi,
I'm trying to configure my kernel to recognize the integrated webcam on my laptop, but I didn't have any success so far. I have enabled the following configs in my kernel:

Code:
Device Drivers -->
    Multimedia support -->
        [*] Camera/video grabbers support
        [*] Media Controller API
        [*] V4L2 sub-device userspace API
        [*] Media USB Adapters -->
            <*> USB Video Class (UVC)
            [*]    UVC input events device support


Here is my lsusb output:

Code:
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 09da:000a A4Tech Co., Ltd. Optical Mouse Opto 510D / OP-620D
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05ca:180a Ricoh Co., Ltd   <<<--- This is the Webcam
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 413c:8160 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 365 Bluetooth
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 413c:8162 Dell Computer Corp. Integrated Touchpad [Synaptics]
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 413c:8161 Dell Computer Corp. Integrated Keyboard
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


this is what I get when I try to run guvcview:

Code:
video device: /dev/video0
unable to detect video devices on your system (0)
ERROR opening V4L interface: No such file or directory
Init video returned -1
VIDIOC_REQBUFS - Failed to delete buffers: Inappropriate ioctl for device (errno 25)
cleaned allocations - 100%
Closing portaudio ...OK
Terminated.


I'm sure that it will work without any external drivers because I was able to use the camera in Arch Linux without installing anything. but there is probably an in kernel driver that I haven't enabled. any suggestions?


Last edited by tuxitop on Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:14 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Roman_Gruber
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 03 Oct 2006
Posts: 3806
Location: Austro Bavaria

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boot up arch-linux

lsmod / check wahts in their kernel / whats loaded for your webcam
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spectromas
n00b
n00b


Joined: 13 Jul 2014
Posts: 50

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you please post here if you find the solution? I was just about to let you know the answer but it seems mine isn't working now either. I don't remember making any changes to that section in the kernel and it used to work for me but something's not right now.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tuxitop
n00b
n00b


Joined: 28 Mar 2015
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't figure it out. I don't have arch available now. I removed it right after installing gentoo. :D
but I had an old live CD of Ubuntu, and I tested my webcam with it and it worked flawlessly. Here's the output of lsmod in live Ubuntu:

Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
binfmt_misc             6599  1
vboxnetadp              6614  0
vboxnetflt             18657  0
vboxdrv               214831  2 vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
rfcomm                 33811  4
parport_pc             26058  0
sco                     7998  2
ppdev                   5556  0
bnep                    9542  2
dm_crypt               11385  0
l2cap                  37008  16 rfcomm,bnep
snd_hda_codec_idt      54887  1
snd_hda_intel          22107  2
btusb                  10969  2
snd_hda_codec          87552  2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
bluetooth              50500  9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
snd_hwdep               5040  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                71475  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi            4588  0
snd_rawmidi            17783  1 snd_seq_midi
uvcvideo               55847  0
snd_seq_midi_event      6047  1 snd_seq_midi
videodev               43098  1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat            13359  2 uvcvideo,videodev
snd_seq                47174  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
arc4                    1165  2
snd_timer              19067  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          5744  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
b43                   168681  0
joydev                  8767  0
snd                    49038  13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
dell_wmi_aio            1733  0
mac80211              231541  1 b43
dell_laptop             5730  0
psmouse                59033  0
soundcore                880  1 snd
cfg80211              144470  2 b43,mac80211
dcdbas                  5402  1 dell_laptop
lp                      7342  0
snd_page_alloc          7120  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
serio_raw               4022  0
dell_wmi                2852  0
led_class               2633  1 b43
parport                31492  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
squashfs               25209  1
aufs                  152358  5137
nls_cp437               4931  1
isofs                  30022  1
dm_raid45              81721  0
xor                    15136  1 dm_raid45
hid_a4tech              2018  0
usbhid                 36882  0
hid                    67742  2 hid_a4tech,usbhid
i915                  294989  5
drm_kms_helper         30200  1 i915
drm                   168092  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
sky2                   45127  0
intel_agp              26694  2 i915
usb_storage            40172  0
ssb                    39288  1 b43
i2c_algo_bit            5168  1 i915
video                  18712  1 i915
output                  1883  1 video
agpgart                32011  2 drm,intel_agp


To me, it seems like everything that I have already compiled. only that I couldn't find "videodev" and "v4l1_compat" but they seem to be dependencies of "uvcvideo", so they should have been compiled already. This is really getting odd.
I am going to test selecting every related driver, to see if it's going to work at all! then if there were any luck, I'll just disable them one by one to see which driver is the right one. This is going to take a lot.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spectromas
n00b
n00b


Joined: 13 Jul 2014
Posts: 50

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to get mine working:
Code:

     --- Multimedia support
       *** Multimedia core support ***
[*]   Cameras/video grabbers support
      *** Media drivers ***
[*]   Media USB Adapters  --->
         <M>   USB Video Class (UVC)
          [*]     UVC input events device support
         <M>   GSPCA based webcams  --->
[*]   Autoselect ancillary drivers (tuners, sensors, i2c, frontends)


Not sure how much of that is needed but unless there is something in a different section that has an effect then this is all you need.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NeddySeagoon
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Posts: 43045
Location: 56N 3W

PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spectromas,

Google suggets that you need firmware too but its not clear.
_________________
Regards,

NeddySeagoon

Computer users fall into two groups:-
those that do backups
those that have never had a hard drive fail.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tuxitop
n00b
n00b


Joined: 28 Mar 2015
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spectromas wrote:
I managed to get mine working:
Code:

     --- Multimedia support
       *** Multimedia core support ***
[*]   Cameras/video grabbers support
      *** Media drivers ***
[*]   Media USB Adapters  --->
         <M>   USB Video Class (UVC)
          [*]     UVC input events device support
         <M>   GSPCA based webcams  --->
[*]   Autoselect ancillary drivers (tuners, sensors, i2c, frontends)


Not sure how much of that is needed but unless there is something in a different section that has an effect then this is all you need.


Thanks. That actually worked, although "GSPCA" was not also needed. the problem was that I hadn't selected it as a module. You saved me from a long day of trial and error! :)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Kernel & Hardware All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum