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Old 09-24-2008, 07:35 AM   #1
ernst
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debian amd64 etch Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000


OOPS! made mistake in the subject title: This is on an Intel 32 bit machine (Sorry can't edit the title).

Just bought the webcam.
I try to install the uvc driver:

% module-assistant auto-install linux-uvc

The log:

dh_testdir
/usr/bin/make -f debian/rules kdist_clean kdist_config binary-modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/modules/linux-uvc'
dh_testdir
make[1]: dh_testdir: Command not found
make[1]: *** [kdist_clean] Error 127
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/linux-uvc'
make: *** [kdist_build] Error 2

This is the first time I use module-assistant.
Thank you for any help.
Ernst

Last edited by ernst; 09-24-2008 at 07:45 AM. Reason: Its 32 bit!
 
Old 09-25-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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I read another post on this forum from some time back where someone says that 'debhelper' is the package that 'dh_testdir' relies on. You should 'aptitude install debhelper' (I think). I have a question for you, did you execute the command 'module-assistant prepare' before 'module-assistant auto-install linux-uvc' ?? Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 02:01 AM   #3
ernst
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Thank you very much RadioDee1,

'debhelper' was the missing package. How could I have found out?
Now the webcam works with skype.

% aptitude install debhelper
% module-assistant update
% module-assistant prepare
% module-assistant auto-install linux-uvc
 
Old 09-26-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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just a pointer when using module-assistant, you don't need to type out the full command module-assistant every time..

I would condense this:
Code:
module-assistant update
module-assistant prepare
module-assistant auto-install linux-uvc
to this:
Code:
 
m-a update
m-a prepare
m-a a-i linux-uvc
Because I hate typing more that I actually have to

Typically if you install build-essential you would have all the programs needed to successfully compile on Debian.. So I usually just do

aptitude update
aptitude install module-assistant build-essential
m-a update
m-a prepare


at this point I am ready to install a module using either module assistant or to manually compile a module against my running kernel(i.e. Running the nvidia driver install from nvidias website) Since m-a update m-a prepare takes care of downloading the proper kernel headers needed to compile against your running kernel.

enjoy !!

Last edited by farslayer; 09-26-2008 at 09:56 AM.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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Great, I'm learning more about Debian!
 
  


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