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Old 08-25-2007, 03:36 AM   #1
naole.nikhil
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Lightbulb which webcam works on fedora and how to install its drivers


i have a laptop with an integrated camera. i dont know what is the model no of the camera but its not vga. how can i know its model no. also i want to know that whether it is compatible with fedora 7 or not. if not then which webcams are compatible with the OS. where to find its drivers.what are the steps to compile and install its drivers. and how to use it. im a new user and i want to know this from the scratch. plz help me.
 
Old 08-26-2007, 01:42 AM   #2
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All drivers for all supported hardware is already installed. The only drivers that are not installed are those that are not yet ready for prime-time.

What manufacturer/model laptop do you have?
 
Old 08-26-2007, 03:03 AM   #3
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Even tho' the webcam is built-in it's still most likely a USB device. Run the command 'cat /proc/bus/usb/devices' in a terminal and look through the output. One of the sections should describe your camera, and you can post it here.
 
Old 08-27-2007, 05:27 AM   #4
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laptop model no

i have an acer 4520. dual core amd 1.6 ghz, 1.3 mega pixel camera.
 
Old 08-27-2007, 11:49 AM   #5
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The camera in that unit appears to use the Ali M560x chipset. That is not yet supported under Linux, however, keep an eye on the Sourceforge project that is working to develop it.
 
Old 08-31-2007, 12:44 AM   #6
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Wink aspire right?

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i have an acer 4520. dual core amd 1.6 ghz, 1.3 mega pixel camera.
is that aspire 4520?, u can look in here
http://fedora4520.blogspot.com/
 
Old 09-01-2007, 04:54 PM   #7
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Also look at this cam driver:
http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html
 
Old 09-02-2007, 12:34 PM   #8
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I just purchased a creative labs model LIVE Cam Voice. It is a fixed lens webcam, 1.3 mega pixals. I could not find drivers for it for linux. It works very well with XP. There are dual microphones, resulting in side noise cancellation.

If someone has the same webcam, and has succeeded in making it work. Please post your details or coordinates here.

Thanks

Leslie
 
Old 09-02-2007, 07:36 PM   #9
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I just purchased a creative labs model LIVE Cam Voice.
There are probably several models with names similar to this. Run command 'lsusb' to get the product ID and try googling it (it is a hex code like 04e8:323a) along with 'linux'.

You would be better starting a new thread under a more informative title as your question is off-topic for this one, and people who could help may not read it.
 
  


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