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Old 07-27-2008, 09:03 PM   #1
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Question Help Load Logitech Webcam Drivers


I think I have found the correct tar file for my logitech webcam. It is qc-usb-0.6.6.tar.gz.
I downloaded it the to desktop. Now, where should I put it? How do I uncompress and install the file?
 
Old 07-27-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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It's convenient to make a directory and put the tar file in there, then use
Code:
tar -xvzf qc-usb-0.6.6.tar.gz
to unpack it..then you can
Code:
./configure
if that goes smoothly, then
Code:
make
and then finally, as root:
Code:
make install
 
Old 07-27-2008, 10:22 PM   #3
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It's convenient to make a directory and put the tar file in there, then use
Code:
tar -xvzf qc-usb-0.6.6.tar.gz
to unpack it..then you can
Code:
./configure
if that goes smoothly, then
Code:
make
and then finally, as root:
Code:
make install
Here is what I got running ./configure

bash: ./configure: No such file or directory


Should I do everything as root?
 
Old 07-28-2008, 06:58 AM   #4
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Shouldn't be necessary to do everything as root, but, honestly, I don't think it'll hurt. Make sure you are inside the directory with the tar file when you run ./configure.

It is possible it has a different script inside there, though. Run an 'ls' command after you've unpacked the file and see if there is a file called Install or Setup, or better yet, a Readme file...those usually provide pretty clear instructions (or at least generic) on how to install the package.
 
Old 07-29-2008, 01:09 AM   #5
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Shouldn't be necessary to do everything as root, but, honestly, I don't think it'll hurt. Make sure you are inside the directory with the tar file when you run ./configure.

It is possible it has a different script inside there, though. Run an 'ls' command after you've unpacked the file and see if there is a file called Install or Setup, or better yet, a Readme file...those usually provide pretty clear instructions (or at least generic) on how to install the package.
O.K. I found some instructions like you said I would and followed them. It seems you compile with this command:

a. The easiest way to load modules is to use the quickcam.sh shell script
To run it type ./quickcam.sh

Now after I ran this it returned an error that it could find XAWTV I found xawtv on CNR and installed it. I ran the command again and everything was cool so I pressed enter again like the instructions said to do. Now I get this below. What should I do next?

Previous round done. Now checking if you have kernel source installed.
Press Ctrl+C to quit, Enter to continue --->

awk: cmd. line:1: fatal: cannot open file `/lib/modules/2.6.20-16-lowlatency/bui ld/include/linux/version.h' for reading (No such file or directory)
[: 1: 132608: unexpected operator
[: 1: 132608: unexpected operator
Kernel source directory: /lib/modules/2.6.20-16-lowlatency/build
[!] Can not find kernel source or even headers.
Make sure that they are installed (install with e.g. rpm or apt-get
if necessary) and ensure that you have read rights to the files.
WARNING: If you press Enter, I'll try to continue anyway,
but this probably will fail. You SHOULD press Ctrl+C now.

I hit enter again and got this. Can you help me?

!] Can not find version.h in kernel source.
[!] Kernel source is not configured properly.
[: 435: ==: unexpected operator
You have only kernel headers but they are not configured
properly. It's pointless trying to continue, this won't work.
Either install properly configured kernel headers or full
source with kernel configuration file. In the latter case
I can configure the kernel source using the configuration
file automatically.
WARNING: If you press Enter, I'll try to continue anyway,
but this probably will fail.
 
Old 07-29-2008, 04:19 PM   #6
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Sounds like you need to install your kernel sources/libraries. I'm not sure the exact means on Freespire but something along the lines of:

Code:
apt-get install linux-headers-<version>
should do. You might need to do some digging as far as the proper version/file name.

Code:
uname -r
should show you the kernel version you are running..maybe even give this a try:

Code:
apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
Good luck!
 
  


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