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Old 07-31-2010, 03:50 PM   #16
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I tried to connect the camera, but nothing happened
What do you expect to happen? I assume that means something magically pops up? First steps you should check the output of dmesg to at least see what it thinks has been connected.
 
Old 08-01-2010, 03:10 PM   #17
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well, I don't know! I cannot find dmesg, when i say that nothing happens when i connect the camera, i mean that it doesn't appear anywhere, like if i haven't connected anything... I start to think that i have some problem with my ubuntu, 'cause it always gives me errors everytime it tries to update, or errors in every installation i make...

Thanks for all the help, and sorry for being completely informatic ignorant
 
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well, I don't know! I cannot find dmesg, when i say that nothing happens when i connect the camera, i mean that it doesn't appear anywhere, like if i haven't connected anything... I start to think that i have some problem with my ubuntu, 'cause it always gives me errors everytime it tries to update, or errors in every installation i make...

Thanks for all the help, and sorry for being completely informatic ignorant
What do you mean "cannot find dmesg"?
 
Old 08-02-2010, 07:31 AM   #19
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What do you expect to happen? I assume that means something magically pops up? First steps you should check the output of dmesg to at least see what it thinks has been connected.
I used to have an Ubuntu box, and when I would plug in a mass storage device (not sure of the OP has a mass storage device), it would automatically be mounted and pop up the directory. I'm not sure if it was magical or not but I will talk to my psychic and let you know what she tells me.
 
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wow,this thread caught on quick, but yeah,I don't think the windows drivers are going to help, get your package manager working and you might be able to find a package with the drivers for your camera, and make sure your root whenever your working with apt-get, good luck!
 
Old 08-02-2010, 08:38 AM   #21
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wow,this thread caught on quick, but yeah,I don't think the windows drivers are going to help, get your package manager working and you might be able to find a package with the drivers for your camera, and make sure your root whenever your working with apt-get, good luck!
No, don't be root, that's not how Ubuntu works.
 
Old 08-02-2010, 10:34 AM   #22
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No, don't be root, that's not how Ubuntu works.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:42 AM   #23
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try replacing the 'pt' to another country, e.g. 'gb', so it'll read
gb.archive.ubuntu.com

to do that, do
sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list
replace vim with whichever editor you prefer

quick ping resulted in 100% packet loss to pt.archive.ubuntu.com, and tracepath breaks off after d-pl2-dei.uc.pt

regarding the webcam, no idea, never used one on my linux boxes
 
Old 08-02-2010, 11:43 AM   #24
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try replacing the 'pt' to another country, e.g. 'gb', so it'll read
gb.archive.ubuntu.com

to do that, do
sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list
replace vim with whichever editor you prefer

quick ping resulted in 100% packet loss to pt.archive.ubuntu.com, and tracepath breaks off after d-pl2-dei.uc.pt

regarding the webcam, no idea, never used one on my linux boxes
Ubuntu comes prepackaged with nano (or, if you want something graphical, 'gksu gedit') so that's what the OP will probably be using.

As far as the country code, try the http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ mirror. It works the best for me as far as mirrors in English go. Or you could also try adding the http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/ repository; it has plenty of Ubuntu packages to choose from. Of course, the mirrors.kernel.org repo does not have repositories for pre-release Ubuntu versions (e.g. Maverick Meerkat, which is what I have), so it may not be a good choice if the OP has such a version.

As far as webcams go: I have an Acer CrystalEye as part of my Aspire One that originally came with Linpus but now has Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat on it. It works perfectly, even with Ubuntu instead of Linpus!
 
  


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