I installed the kmod-qc-usb-messenger package from the drpixel repository on my machine. The machine is a dual opeteron machine running the latest FC6 kernel (2.6.19-1.2895.fc6). I am trying to get a Logitech Quickcam Messenger Plus to work. After installing the above mentioned package from the drpixel repository, the webcam is recognized and the webcam built-in microphone even works well. I tested the microphone using Skype. The webcam itself does not appear to work. I have tested the webcam with KDEtv, Kopete, and CamStream. KDEtv shows a green screen and the other show blank screens. I have test the webcam on a Windows XP machine and everything worked fine. The camera is detected when I execute "/sbin/lsusb":
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 005 Device 010: ID 03f0:0517 Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 1000
Bus 005 Device 009: ID 05ac:1260 Apple Computer, Inc.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 005 Device 005: ID 046d:08f6 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0424:a700 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 005 Device 007: ID 0402:5621 ALi Corp. USB 2.0 Storage Device
Bus 005 Device 008: ID 045e:00db Microsoft Corp.
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0424:a700 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 005 Device 004: ID 046d:c51a Logitech, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
However, there appear to be some errors that result when I execute "dmesg | grep quickcam":
quickcam: unable start isoc
quickcam [30.035978]: failed qc_capt_get()=-28
quickcam [30.035982]: failed qc_v4l_read()=-28
quickcam [30.042272]: close users=0
quickcam [31.414492]: open users=1
quickcam [31.421067]: qc_sensor_init: call qc_sensor_setsize0 (324,248)
quickcam [31.421192]: set sensor=324x248 vwin=324x248
quickcam [31.422833]: VIDIOCGWIN: 324,248
quickcam [31.422981]: close users=0
I originally attempted to install "qc-usb-messenger" from http://home.mag.cx/messenger/
but ran into similar problems. Others appear to have gotten this webcam to work with the package from the repository or by compiling the source code from the above website. I cannot determine the root of the problem and identify any workable solution. A google search did not result in much that was helpful.
Has anyone encountered this problem or know of a potential solution.
Thanks in advance.