Mirjam got a macbook and now when we skype she got her webcam on. While I’m running Fedora and my D-link DSB-C310 webcam which I bought during FC-1/FC-2 timeframe, I was unable to get the webcam running, since it required the ov518 module. Hence I volunteered as beta-tester for Hans’s enhancements to libv4l and gspca. Below are the specifications of my webcam:
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 05a9:a518 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. D-Link DSB-C310 Webcam
usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=05a9, idProduct=a518
usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 3-2: Product: USB Camera
usb 3-2: Manufacturer: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
ov511 3-2:1.0: USB OV518+ video device found
usb 3-2: Device revision 2
usb 3-2: Compression required with OV518…enabling
usb 3-2: Sensor is an OV7620
ov511 3-2:1.0: Device at usb-0000:00:1d.1-2 registered to minor 0
ov511: No decompressor available
Since this is still in the early stages, there are currently no rpms, unless you build a package out of that using the spec file from fedora package cvs, or follow Hans’s libv4l compilation howto.
Then, install the latest v4l subsystem. Compile gspca as described on this blog post. Reboot, plug in the webcam, it should work and it did work for me .
$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
I just love being in the cutting-edge environment Credits to Hans de Goede.