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Hello there! I'm posting to ask for help with a very serious problem with my PCLinuxOS installation. Sometimes, when I try to use the integrated webcam on my Asus T101MT, ...
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    Integrated webcam causes kernel panic.


    Hello there!

    I'm posting to ask for help with a very serious problem with my PCLinuxOS installation. Sometimes, when I try to use the integrated webcam on my Asus T101MT, the kernel will panic and force me to restart the system. I've had at least 5 panics within the last 24 hours.

    What's especially strange (and I thank old-polack on the PCLinuxOS forums for pointing this out) is that the webcam is listed as a keyboard when xinput --list is run. Like so:


    "USB 2.0 PC Cam" id=11 [XExtensionKeyboard]
    Type is KEYBOARD
    Num_keys is 248
    Min_keycode is 8
    Max_keycode is 255

    Additional Information:

    lsusb output:


    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13d3:5126 IMC Networks
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0486:0186 ASUS Computers, Inc.
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

    Info on webcam from control center:


    Identification
    Vendor: ‎Image Processor

    Description: ‎USB 2.0 PC Cam

    Media class: ‎Video|Video Control

    Connection
    Bus: ‎USB

    Bus PCI #: ‎1

    PCI device #: ‎3

    Vendor ID: ‎0x13d3

    Device ID: ‎0x5126

    Misc
    Module: ‎uvcvideo

    If anyone knows what's going on, as well as any possible solutions, I would be VERY thankful.

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    Hello and Welcome.

    My best guess is that you may be using an older kernel that does not support the device. Which kernel version are you using?
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    uname -r
    Have you tried it with another distro? Try a LiveCD like Ubuntu and see if that works.
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    Hello Mike!

    "My best guess is that you may be using an older kernel that does not support the device. Which kernel version are you using?"

    My current kernel version is 2.6.38.8-pclos1

    "Have you tried it with another distro? Try a LiveCD like Ubuntu and see if that works."

    I ran Ubuntu for a few weeks. It works, but it displays the image upside down. In PCLOS, when the kernel doesn't panic, the camera works fine. But only when the kernel doesn't panic. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by VenomousWoe View Post
    I ran Ubuntu for a few weeks. It works, but it displays the image upside down. In PCLOS, when the kernel doesn't panic, the camera works fine. But only when the kernel doesn't panic. :P
    Well, that's no good unless you want to turn your monitor upside down. I think I would keep trying Ubuntu, or another distro, there is probably a way to configure the upside down images. Kernel panics are a whole other story.
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    "Well, that's no good unless you want to turn your monitor upside down. I think I would keep trying Ubuntu, or another distro, there is probably a way to configure the upside down images. Kernel panics are a whole other story."

    I switched to PCLinuxOS simply to get away from Ubuntu, so I probably won't use it again. I was looking at Mepis, but my touchscreen didn't work properly under LiveCD, and my touchpad was way too sensitive. :/

    I'll start looking elsewhere, I suppose. I wonder how Pardus is?

    Shame, though. PCLinuxOS was so good...

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    Mepis is good. I haven't tried PCLOS in a long time so I can't really comment on that. Ever thought about Mint? It's Ubuntu based but I like it a whole lot better than Ubuntu.
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    I ran Mint for a while. It was OK, but I ran into some issues while using it (Most notably using the search function in the menu would freeze the computer). I think I'll look at Pardus. Looks like a very slick, polished distro. Plus, I can't argue with KDE. :P

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    After using all of the distros above It sounds like it might be time for you to try Slackware. If you know how to partician a hard drive with gparted with a
    / partician of about 10 gigs,
    a swap partician of about 2x memory,
    and a /home partician of 10 gigs or more.
    You have the hardest part done, you will be through with the kernel panics and etc. I am not knocking any of the above distros but what I need is the stability and control of my system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrdc28 View Post
    After using all of the distros above It sounds like it might be time for you to try Slackware.
    Maybe later. I just reinstalled PCLOS, and so far I'm not having any panics. I'll report back if this changes though.

    I really like PCLOS, so I hope it works out...

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    Hi VenomousWoe.
    Reading your initial post, not sure why you didn't stick with old-polack, and ask him to help sort out your existing problem.
    Have you searched the Forum there, or started a specific thread concerning your problem ?

    The choice of Distro hopping is yours of course, if you feel PCLinuxOS is not offering what you need.
    I really like PCLOS, so I hope it works out...
    You can probably tell I'm a PCLinuxOS user

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