I have recently installed Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10 on my Lenovo 3000 V100 laptop. I've been having problems getting the camera to work. It's a Bisoncam Ali 5602. I followed the directions on this site:
Everything installs fine. I also placed the following in my .gnomerc file:
When I try to run the camera through camorama, I get a flash of static and the message:
unable to capture image
The camera light turns on, so at least something is working. Also, I am unable to get Skype functioning. When testing the camera, everything just freezes.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Has anyone gotten these drivers working for the Lenovo V100 camera?
Hi Rob, I also have this laptop but haven't managed to get it to work, either.
By "everything just freezes" you mean that the place where your picture should appear is white, right?
That's what mine does.
I had managed to get it to show my face (too much green) once upon a time, but formatted (maybe upgraded to 8.10, too) and lost it...
If I come up with a solution you'll know it..
yes, sorry for not being clear. When I hit the test button in Skype, I get a white box with no picture that persists. Thanks for tracking down that error message using VLC! That might aid someone in helping us! I really hope that I can get the camera up and running. I have everything including the fingerprint reader functioning. The camera is that last step to having a fully functioning Linux laptop.
When I run command " vlc v4l2:// " in terminal, I get some text (I think it's all normal), a black window and an reccurring error:
"libv4l2: error dequeuing buf: Input/output error
 v4l2 demux error: Failed to wait (VIDIOC_DQBUF)"
over and over again... until I close vlc.
If you're using ubuntu jaunty, skype should just work.
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