[Fwd: Quickcam and/or CU-SeeME troubles]

Harry (nj2ca4harry@earthlink.net)
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 08:58:19 -0700

Hi, I tried this post on some NGs; now I'll try it here. I figure at
least 50% of quickcam owners got it for cu-seeme, so I think it's
appropriate. Hope you can help.


I am knew to your NG, Video conferencing, and all that. I am having
weird results from my newly installed QuickCam and I hope someone here
has "been there and done that".

Quickcam' s two software packages (movie and picture programs) will at
times start up and complain that there is no cam connected. And other
times they start out with this message BUT WHEN I CLICK OK, the
picture just shows up away!

CU-SEE-ME also makes such complaints but I am gonna GUESS that when I
resolve my quickcam 'standalone' problems, my cuseeme will be happy

The error messages in general offer such complaints such as "No device
detected or in use by another app" - and maybe this is just from
cuseeme but I get "invalid handles" errors too.

And EVERYTIME I make settings changes or start up the apps, the
printers heads move. IS this normal and OK or is this indicating some
IRQ or PORT or DMA conflict?

I have a Dell 386DX (ok laugh, and now back to reading) running WFW
3.11 with 12M of Ram. I have a builtin LTP1 port and LPT2 comes from
an I/O card. The IRQs are 5 & 7
Let me also mention that originally I had my SOUND BOARD (Jazz16S) and
drivers loaded and then I removed them. This DID not solve anything,
but I am wondering are there resource problems with 386DX's that have
sound boards and Quickcam.

I see this is a lot to digest, but if any of your video hackers out
there can help, I'd be very interested in hearing from you.

Thanks in advance,
PS: PLEASE email me TOO if your post a reply!