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When I connect my camera to Pi and run the command lsusb, I get this output:

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub 
Bus 001 Device  003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 008: ID  2717:0388   
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 093a:2628 Pixart Imaging, Inc.

Is my camera compatible?

If I remove the camera and run the same command, this line:

Bus 001 Device 006: ID 093a:2628 Pixart Imaging, Inc.

will be removed. I tried motion. I couldn't stream. I don't know if the problem is with motion.conf or the camera.

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  • you could check here to see a list of compatible cameras. Apr 14, 2015 at 11:30
  • start with a search for the usb ID and compatibility with Linux in general google.com/?q=093a:2628+linux From a cursory glance it looks like it is quite an old device.
    – rob
    Apr 14, 2015 at 11:30
  • @VishaalDevanaboyina Not included in that list Apr 14, 2015 at 11:32
  • @rob If it works with linux then it should work with raspberry pi? Apr 14, 2015 at 11:35
  • @DushyanthShenoy - Ok, then there is a chance it isn't compatible, but that list is not an exhaustive one and thus shouldn't be relied on completely. As rob mentions checking if it's Linux compatible is a good start as well. Apr 14, 2015 at 11:40

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Does my camera is compatible ?

No, it just means it's been recognized; this doesn't require any driver.

However, this device ID is listed in the source for the gspca_pac7302 driver. With the device plugged in, try lsmod | grep gspca and see if it is listed. If not,

sudo modprobe gspca_pac7302
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As above, lsusb only shows is connected, not that a driver is installed.

For testing, I'd try fswebcam before motion:

sudo apt-get install fswebcam

fswebcam image.jpg
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Is this thread still alive? Got a new (rather used) USB cam:

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ lsusb -s:005 Bus 001 Device 005: ID 093a:2600 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Typhoon Easycam USB 330K (newer)/Typhoon Easycam USB 2.0 VGA 1.3M/Sansun SN-508

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ fswebcam --- Opening /dev/video0... stat: No such file or directory

Please advice!

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