I want to install a driver for my webcam (first post, can't link -- google for "w9968cf-1.36.tar.gz").
The text file in the tarball seems good, but it states:
As noted above, kernel 2.4.20 is the minimum for this driver; for it to work
properly, the driver needs kernel support for Video4Linux, USB and I2C, and the
"ovcamchip" module for the image sensor.
The following options of the kernel configuration file must be enabled and
corresponding modules must be compiled:
# Multimedia devices
# I2C support
and so on.
Thing is, I'm not quite sure what I need to do. I've tried editing the kernel using the instructions on KernelHowto at the Ubuntu Wiki, but that gives me a menu system for editing the kernel, and this seems to need some sort of text editor.
Any help, preferably with explanations, would be much appreciated -- I'm trying to learn to use Linux, but I don't think I'm doing so well -.-
I'm using Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary) x86, and (I think) the kernel's version 2.6.10.