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Webcam causes computer to hang

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#1 CJB



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Posted 11 January 2004 - 01:17 PM

I've got a Logitec Zoom webcam connected via a USB and am running Mandrake 9.2.

If I plug the webcam in, the whole computer just hangs - everything freezes. When I unplug it, the computer remains frozen and I have to reboot without the webcam.

If I start up the computer with the webcam already plugged in, the computer starts to boot up as normal but then hangs or freezes with the following boot-up error in 'verbose' mode:

Finding module dependencies: modprobe: modprobe: insmod pwc failed

Does anyone have a solution to this? It works fine with Windows XP which I have dual booting in the same machine.

#2 Dapper Dan

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 05:26 PM

Don't know if this will help solve the problem, but I found these for you.. smile

#3 CJB



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Posted 11 January 2004 - 06:45 PM

Thanks for the links. I'll check them out and if I successfully find a (or the) solution, I'll post it here. In the mean time, if anyone has the solution, please also post it here smile


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