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Old 09-08-2008, 11:58 PM   #1
rohanak
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installing uvcvideo in fedora 9


Hi,
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?
 
Old 09-09-2008, 12:12 AM   #2
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for installing it you will need,at least, the kernel-devel
Code:
su -
yum install kernel-devel
i am assuming seeing as you used svn that all the development tools are installed
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yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:18 AM   #3
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I have installed all development tools during installation and I have also installed kernel-devel for 2.6.25.14-108 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.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 02:03 AM   #4
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that is odd .In mine there is
-- the latest --
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.25.14-69.fc8-i686
and
2.6.25.10-47.fc8-i686
2.6.25.11-60.fc8-i686

don't take this the wrong way but are you using
Code:
su -
cd ( back to file)
make
su - with the " - " dash
 
Old 09-11-2008, 04:31 AM   #5
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Hi all,
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.
 
Old 09-21-2008, 11:37 AM   #6
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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.
 
  


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