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Old 10-06-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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Question How do I get this Webcam to work?


I just went out and bought a webcam (Microsoft LifeCamVX-1000) and I was wondering if it was compatible with Linux. Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 10-06-2007, 02:40 PM   #2
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Using the search tool on this site found this post and others.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...vx6000-554942/

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Old 10-06-2007, 02:50 PM   #3
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I'm not sure, but the Linux expert of my house just told me that Linspire was something... and that drivers didn't matter or something... and that I don't have SuSE...
 
Old 10-06-2007, 02:59 PM   #4
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Linspire's something all right--- It's something else! Is that what Linux you are using? And what has SuSE got to do with this?

Check the Link in my signature re: Webcam Drivers, to start with. I cannot recall if the VX cameras are supported by the stuff in my link, but if not, you'll want to look up (using Google) the Linux Webcam driver from Berlios.de for that camera.
You'll want to first enter a console as root and type 'lsusb' and note the codes like abcd:1234 where it identifies your plugged-in webcam on a line there.

For future reference, check the HCL first, to see if anyone else has a camera like that, and if it works for them. Also, please provide info about the Linux distro you are using, ie Name and Version, as this will get you more favourable replies.

And always SEARCH first.

best of luck
 
Old 10-06-2007, 03:05 PM   #5
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Red face o.o!

Whoa, slow down there... I didn't think it was necessary to mention this but I am only 16! ^^; I know nothing about Linux. The expert of my house is very ill right now and can only help so much... sorry. But I'm sure that is useful information!
 
Old 10-06-2007, 03:11 PM   #6
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Humm.. Well no, mentioning your age was not necessary however the rest of the info stands.
What Linux are you using?
Have you JUST installed it? Like 10 minutes ago? Or are you *somewhat* familiar with the operation of a Linux desktop?

Finally, YES it will VERY LIKELY need driver(s) though some cameras are supported natively by the Linux Kernal. I just don't believe that the VX Lifecams are among the natively supported ones.

Take your time, and provide clear concise details when in need of info, and we will be happy to help you out
and best well-wishes to the ill linux-expert of your home .
 
Old 10-06-2007, 03:16 PM   #7
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Don't know anything about Linspire. It is still a linux based kernel distro. Does require the correct modules to work with hardware. They just add so much so you don't have to do a lot of work like other distros. Does not matter if Unbuntu, suse, Fedora, or others they still use a linux kernel and common linux commands.

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Old 10-06-2007, 03:16 PM   #8
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You are being extremely helpful I think... but I know nothing about Linux at all. Only the art programs... and ... I'm not trying to make excuses but I have Aspergers and it is difficult to pay attention to long directions... boy.. I'm screwed. Sorry for bothering you. You are a kind soul to help!
 
Old 10-06-2007, 03:41 PM   #9
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Linux is something you got to get right into when it comes to modules and configuring hardware. Hard to give exact steps since I only use a few distros. See they are alike but do very quite a bit in some areas.

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Old 10-06-2007, 03:42 PM   #10
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Hey, no bother at all. Just take things one step at a time

If you like, here's the first steps:

1 - Open a console window.

2 - type the letters su

3 - it will ask you for a password. If the machine belongs to the 'linux-expert' you will need to ask him/her for the root password. If you know it, enter it now.


Let us know if this worked, and we'll proceed.
 
Old 10-06-2007, 05:42 PM   #11
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Well he said he'd take a look at this forum later, and I don't even know what a console window is... -fail-
 
Old 10-06-2007, 06:01 PM   #12
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Well he said he'd take a look at this forum later, and I don't even know what a console window is... -fail-
Who did??

Anyway.. I think it is safe to assume that your Linux Desktop has some sort of MENU, correct?? Like a start menu?
Something you click, which produces a long list of items you can choose from, by clicking them.
For example, you are using a web browser. How did you start it up? You clicked a button somewhere, right?

OK, well in similar fashion, there is a button somewhere called "Konsole" or "Xterm" or "Terminal Window" or.... I can't think of other names for it, but the icon often looks like a little black TV screen.
When clicked, an empty window containing a prompt, should appear.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 07:24 PM   #13
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Cool Read First

A more consice way of saying what Sasha said in her first post is that the first post of every page of Linux Newbie forum (its stickied) is " Please READ this before posting! ".
Reading it will tell you the information you need to put in your post so we can help you the quickest. ...and yes, if you need help finding THAT information we'll help you get there.
Cheers, Ray
 
Old 03-12-2009, 03:45 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Who did??

Anyway.. I think it is safe to assume that your Linux Desktop has some sort of MENU, correct?? Like a start menu?
Something you click, which produces a long list of items you can choose from, by clicking them.
For example, you are using a web browser. How did you start it up? You clicked a button somewhere, right?

OK, well in similar fashion, there is a button somewhere called "Konsole" or "Xterm" or "Terminal Window" or.... I can't think of other names for it, but the icon often looks like a little black TV screen.
When clicked, an empty window containing a prompt, should appear.
Please continue....
 
  


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