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I have installed Fedora 9 on my Acer Aspire 4720 laptop. It has an integrated crystal eye webcam but it fails to work out of the box. I learnt that the uvcvideo driver is needed for it to work.
lsmod shows that uvcvideo is already available but I guess it fails to load. I downloaded the source code for uvcvideo using svn. But it fails to install giving the error message that it fails to find the kernel directory. How do I go about the installation or where can i find an RPM file for uvcvideo?
I have installed all development tools during installation and I have also installed kernel-devel for 184.108.40.206-108 kernel which I am using.
Even then, the installer cant find the kernel.
I checked the MakeFile which looks for the kernel in /usr/src/kernels.... but this is not there in Fedora. Where is the kernel actually installed. I looked for it in /usr/src/redhat.
Sorry but kernel-devel was not installed. I thought it was. I did install it and uvcvideo installed successfully. But still the webcam is not working. The webcam light comes on but neither cheese nor skype video work.
I also looked into gstreamer-properties. The default input is shown as "Crystal Eye Webcam" but the test fails.
I use FC9 also.
Goto the Rawhide repo in FC9 and get a kernel-2.6.27-fc10
The 2.6.26 and below doesn't have good drivers for webcam.
They made improvements in 2.6.27.
I have a EEEpc 702 and the kernel-2.6.27 in rawhide fixed my Wireless card and webcam ,it works great.
I used Yumex to install the new kernel.