l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2012 Jun 12 13:26

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] ASUS webcam
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] ASUS webcam

To follow up--   My wife loaned me her external web cam. But I found there doesn't seem to be any way to tell the application which camera to use. In the process of testing I found that the image in google talk was right side up using the built-in camera (with the patched driver). I hadn't tried it because the image was still upside down in cheese. So, while I am still puzzled, the main problem is solved.

On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Richard Harke <paleopenguin@gmail.com> wrote:
I have an ASUS laptop (N82J), with which I am mostly pretty happy. Recently I decide I would like to use the built-in webcam. Apparently ASUS makes it a practice to install the camera upside down. Searching the internet I have found two potential solutions. One is to patch the driver, uvc_video.ko. The other involves pre-loading libv4l/v4l1compat.so.
I have studied the patch carefully and it does reorder the lines of the video buffer but the image displayed is still upside down. I'm using cheese to test this.
To be honest, I don't really understand the other method as the applications using the webcam don't link v4l1compat.so But in any case it doesn't work for all applications.
For google talk I tried the suggestion to preload the .so and the google plugin in the background before starting chrome. Well, google talk still worked but the image was still upside down.

I am perplexed and short of ideas. And I don't think holding the laptop upside down will work.

Richard Harke

vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
O'Reilly and Associates
For numerous book donations.