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Bug 83061 - Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000 doesn't work (broken pwc driver?)
Summary: Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000 doesn't work (broken pwc driver?)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-29 21:41 UTC by Chris Negus
Modified: 2008-01-17 17:49 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:28 UTC

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Description Chris Negus 2003-01-29 21:41:19 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have a RH7.3, RH8.0, and RH Beta4 (phoebe) running on identical hardware.
Video from my Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000 Web cam appears fine on 7.3 and 8.0
when I run xawtv or gnomemeeting. It fails to run in RH Beta4 (phoebe). Here is
what happens:

xawtv: I just see static on the xawtv window An error message says:

"/dev/video0 [v41]: no overlay support"

gnomemeeting: No video appears. Pop-up screen says (among other things):

"Your driver doesn't support the UYV420P format."

This camera seems to use the pwc module, which supports a bunch of different
Webcams from Phillips and others.

I'm also experiencing this bug as well: 78493, but it seems to be unrelated to
this problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Plug Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000 into USB port
2.Start xawtv. Just static appears on the screen. (Close xawtv)
3.Start gnomemeeting. Error message "...doesn't support UYV420P format."

Actual Results:  Error messages described above and no video.

Expected Results:  Video from the Webcam should appear.

Additional info:

I've recommended this camera to a lot of people. If it doesn't work, are  there
other Webcams that would be better to recommend?

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:28 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at:

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