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Old 08-05-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
baronobeefdip
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help installing webcam in pclinuxos


i have a polaroid a310 and the companies site (and the disk instruction manual that came on the disk i bought it with) also say that it can be used as a web cam but with the right drivers (have to be installed with the ones provided on the disk) but for some reason(like my other hardwares) it doesn't auto detect (is there a way to autodetect manually and have it install the drivers) as i was saying it diesn't auto detect and install the drivers is there a driver for it to work

ps i am not using the camera as a storage device i am using it as a web cam

please no links to other forums i got tired of looking through them and never finding a strait answer
 
Old 08-05-2009, 02:12 PM   #2
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i have a polaroid a310 and the companies site (and the disk instruction manual that came on the disk i bought it with) also say that it can be used as a web cam but with the right drivers (have to be installed with the ones provided on the disk) but for some reason(like my other hardwares) it doesn't auto detect (is there a way to autodetect manually and have it install the drivers) as i was saying it diesn't auto detect and install the drivers is there a driver for it to work

ps i am not using the camera as a storage device i am using it as a web cam

please no links to other forums i got tired of looking through them and never finding a strait answer
So sorry if you were pointed to other forums/links...but then again, we VOLUNTEER our time to answer questions, so telling us how you'd like them answered is just a bit rude.

As you had posted this on other forums, they linked you to the solution already. To reiterate, and give you a 'strait' (straight?) answer:

as root, type in "modprobe gspca_main" Press enter. Plug camera in.
 
Old 08-07-2009, 12:27 PM   #3
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sorry for my behavior earlier i was so frustrated at the time

but this seems promising so thanks
 
Old 08-07-2009, 03:20 PM   #4
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can you give any details about the chipset of the camera and its manufacturer? a lsusb should reveil what type it is. you can figure out the drivers by checking out the v4l (video for linux) wiki.
 
Old 08-10-2009, 03:37 PM   #5
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i don't know how to do that all i can tell you is the model and brand

polaroid a310
 
Old 08-12-2009, 06:30 AM   #6
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well baronobeefdip, if you are using a KDE or GNOME graphical interface: Press ALT+F2 (that is first alt, then f2 while holding down alt). a window should pop up. if you are familiar to windows: this is the linux analog to "WIN+R" or the "Run..." entry in the start menu. Enter the command "xterm" (without the quotes). Now a terminal should appear. in the terminal, type the following:

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sudo lsusb
Password: <enter your root password>
note that the root password required to run this command will not be displayed while you type it. That's ok, just type your root password and press return. Then select the what the terminal displayed after that command and copy it into this forum.


Alternative:
If ALT-F2 does not present you with a popup window and you don't know how to open a console, try the following: Press CTRL+ALT+F1. This will switch from the graphical X-Server to a TTY (aka "console") if your configurations allow it. The graphical interface is still running, to get it back press ALT+F7 at any time.

After CTRL+ALT+F1 you should see a "Login:" displayed on the screen. Login as "root", then enter your root password. if it is correct, you will end up with a command prompt just as you would have in xterm. Next type the following:

Code:
lsusb > /tmp/usbdat
chmod 666 /tmp/usbdat
exit
Now switch to the graphical interface again by pressing ALT+F7. In a file browser of your choice, open the file /tmp/usbdat (plain text) and post it's contents in this forum.


I am afraid that if your system does not autodetect the camera as a webcam, you will end up in the console a bit more often from now on. I know that a console is a mysterious place to work in, but it is really not all that difficult once you get used to it. And it is quite a lot more powerful then any graphical interface. At least in my opionion.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 10:08 AM   #7
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well if it helps any further i will tell you what distro i am using

pclinuxos
 
Old 09-20-2009, 04:08 PM   #8
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uCorder Web Cam

I'm trying to get this bugger (ID 0416:a91a) working in Linux. I'm currently using Kubuntu 9.04. It can record video and also act as a web cam. The recorder works fine, and I can transfer video easily. It's the web-cam function with which I'm having trouble. Does anyone have some experience with this device? If so, please advise me or provide some links to howto's.

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 10-04-2009, 11:15 AM   #9
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will a ge minicam work

also will a gigaware cam work

in pclinuxos 2009.2

i already know that logitech cams work but they are way too pricy
 
Old 06-10-2010, 07:29 PM   #10
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Trying to get Polaroid a320 to work for a friend..

Getting no love, just want to transfer pics using Shotwell or F-Spot or gtkam or basically any means possible. My buddy has this camera, and as I work to transition him from Windows to Ubuntu, there's no particularly good reason this camera shouldn't be supported.

Here's my line from lsusb:

Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0546:3304 Polaroid Corp.

Seems like maybe this is an issue with libgphoto drivers?
 
Old 06-10-2010, 10:43 PM   #11
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try cheese its a good cam program
 
  


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