USB Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision (mic problem SOLVED)

Da Rock freebsd-questions at
Tue Mar 6 01:56:00 UTC 2012

On 03/06/12 11:46, sean wrote:
> I just managed to get the mic working built into the camera.
> I followed the Sound steps below that are included in pkg-message and 
> that did the trick.
> Hopefully these notes will help others having mic problems with the 
> Logitech camera.
> NOTE: Just before I followed the below steps I did recompile my kernel 
> to include "snd_hda" support.
> After I finished that task I did try Skype and it did not work.
> I mention this just in case if someone is troubleshooting such a 
> problem and "snd_hda" might be needed.
>                                     Thanks to all the helped,
>                                     Sean
> 2. Sound
> Since the OSS interface was removed, Skype now uses linux-alsa compat 
> packages.
> By default you get one device corresponding to your default OSS dsp 
> device (so
> Skype will use it for ringing, incoming voice and mic). If that 
> doesn't suit
> needs, you can map the other dsp devices for example by editing
> /compat/linux/etc/alsa/pcm/pcm-oss.conf. You need to (re)start Skype 
> after you
> edit this file in order to get Skype pick up the changes.
> Adding the following to the stock file, and then starting Skype and 
> choosing
> in Options-->Sound Devices:   Speakers: oss1
> will let you use the second dsp (usually the front panel connectors 
> for your
> headphones, while still hearing the call ringing and other 
> notification on the
> first dsp device (presumably the one you connect your speakers to).
> pcm.oss1 {
>         type oss
>         device /dev/dsp1
>         hint {
>                 description "Open Sound System"
>         }
> }
> ctl.oss1 {
>         type oss
>         device /dev/mixer1
>         hint {
>                 description "Open Sound System"
>         }
> }
Alsa was the death of me in linux - a real PITA. That and selinux...

Such a hack to get anything with alsa to work; I thought even linux had 
given up on it?

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