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Old 01-07-2007, 07:13 AM   #1
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How to instal Creative Webcam NX


Hello, i use ubuntu and i would like to know if it is possible to install a webcam [ mine is creative webcam nx ]. Well, in windows i installed and we needed 2 stuffs, a program that is called cam-center [ i think is that, i'm not quite sure ] and the webcam drivers, but in linux i don't know how to do it... oh and btw the webcam came with a cd that had those programs and drivers, but in linux i can't use the cd... could u help?
 
Old 01-07-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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guess anyone of u don't know...
 
Old 01-07-2007, 01:27 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

Please do not bump your thread, forum software will do it for you. And posts with 0 replies will most likely affect those attention who know-how.

And do your homework before asking for help, this will speed up things considerably.
LQ HCL, Creative Webcam NX Pro
 
Old 01-08-2007, 05:18 AM   #4
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ok sorry it was my first time here so sorry

oh and i am really newbie at this... i don't know if i have to put my questions here or in the other post so i will put it here,

so: just compile the kernel module (type 'make' in the source tree). Reboot and type 'modprobe zc030x sensor=hv7131b' and here you are. :-)

how do i compile the kernel module?? (where is the source tree?)

and i type 'modprobe zc030x sensor=hv7131b' in the console right?

Last edited by Mgc; 01-08-2007 at 05:26 AM.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 06:21 AM   #5
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Webcam issue

The developer mentioned at LQ HCL has stopped the project but another has continued it with more support for more webcam vendors.

You need the SPCA5xx apparently for your camera. Please check this site.
Go to the download section and find the corresponding package for your distro.

You have to install the package you will download. Before attempting to install it please install first the kernel source which could be done by your add/remove shortcut on your system's menu.

If everything goes well then at the command line and as root do:

Code:
#modprobe spca5xx
then the output of the command lsmod should give you something like this:

Code:
spca5xx               243150  0
videodev                6423  1 spca5xx
If you find any difficulties post again with more details about were you stuck.

Cheers,

Vangelis

PS. And if anyone is googling and happened to drop to this thread, please consider a webcam product with opensource drivers
http://www.aiptek.de/
http://opensource.creative.com/
http://www.polaroid.com/service/software/opensource/

Last edited by vangelis; 01-08-2007 at 07:49 AM.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 03:14 AM   #6
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well i did that things u said me and then i've done smod and it showed this

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spca5xx 637648 0
videodev 10752 4 spca5xx,cx8800,cx88xx,zc0301
but it still dont work... i think is because the software was not installed (PC-Cam center)
 
Old 01-09-2007, 05:41 AM   #7
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My friend you are only one step away!
Looks like the driver was successfully installed you only need a software application to work with it.

I don't think PC-Cam Center would work, isn't it for windows only?
At the previous site check the SPCAView & SPCATools section. With that you can use your webcam.

Also I've read that gnomemeeting works very well, I think ubuntu must have it for sure. But be sure to check google for keywords like
Quote:
linux webcam software
or something 'cause I can't give you much of advice about the apps for a webcam.

Hope this works for you and Enjoy Linux

Cheers
 
Old 01-10-2007, 04:21 AM   #8
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ok tks i will try do that =) if i can't i post here again ... tks a lot m8 =)
 
  


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