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Old 10-19-2007, 06:26 PM   #1
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dell integrated web cam


I have a new dell inspiron 1521 laptop with an "Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam for i1521". Is there a way to get this webcam to work with linux? It doesn't seem to show up in lspci. I installed gphoto2, but don't know how to use it or even if it can be used by my device.(I think it cannot.) Is there another piece of software that would work better? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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What does lsusb show?
 
Old 10-20-2007, 07:46 AM   #3
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This is lsusb:
Code:
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. 
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
 
Old 10-20-2007, 07:51 AM   #4
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This is your webcam:

05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

Looks like you need the Berlios driver. On the kernel Mandriva 2008 I *think* that driver is installed as my Logitech 5000 cam is just recognised, so maybe either 2.6.22.9 would work or get the Berlios driver compiled and installed. It's not too hard to get going, I had to do it for 2007.

http://developer.berlios.de/support/...&group_id=5681

It will show up as something like /dev/videox - the above linke shows /dev/v4l/videox (where x= a number). I'm guessing different ditros show it slightly different.

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Old 10-23-2007, 08:06 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info! I got it to work with the debian 'linux-uvc-source' package, which I installed with 'aptitude'. Then I had to execute the following commands and restart.
Code:
# m-a prepare
# m-a a-i linux-uvc
Thanks again.
 
  


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