Monday, March 10, 2008

Orbicam down !

Finally I could make the orbicam work. Guess what?
it flips the image as you turn the camera around !!! :D

root@debian:~# lsusb
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 5986:0100
This is a usb 2.0 orbicam.

I tried the gspca driver but couldnt get it to work.
So I read about uvc video and everything works out of debian testing repositories.

Install the kernel module
root@debian:~# m-a a-i linux-uvc

and then
root@debian:~# modprobe uvcvideo

then check dmesg to see if everything went ok.
You should an output like this if it is:

uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB2.0 Camera (5986:0100)
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0)

then start luvcvideo and have fun ;-)

The bad thing about uvc video is that it uses a very low resolution thus not using the whole potential of the cam. The GUI to the cam isnt that good either.

Current amsn version works allright with the cam, although it is still quite buggy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post man !!
I got mine working as well