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Old 09-28-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
criacuervo
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how to install my givox webcam on debian lenny 5.0?


I got a givox usb 168z webcam, I want to use it on my pc which has debian, so I want to know the procedure to install it.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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It doesn't seem digivox usb webcams have native linux support, neither from the manufacturer nor from a third party. The best course in my opinion would be to use ndiswrapper with the windows drivers, if you don't know how to use ndiswrapper there are tutorials everywhere just google it. i may be wrong there may be support somewhere but if not and you can't get ndiswrapper working properly you may just want to trade it in for a logitech, which is very well supported within linux and debian.
 
Old 09-29-2010, 10:40 PM   #3
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Well now Im having this problem:

geoX:/mnt/cdrom# ndiswrapper -i autorun.inf
couldn't find SourceDisksFiles section - continuing anyway...
installing autorun ...
couldn't get manufacturer section - installation may be incomplete
geoX:/mnt/cdrom#

I follow this Debian wiki:
http://wiki.debian.org/NdisWrapper#ndis
I did everything good.
 
Old 09-30-2010, 12:14 AM   #4
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alright im pretty sure autorun.inf is not the actual driver file its just whats needed by the OS when it loads the iso9660 filesystem into ram-only windows will use it so its useless for ndiswrapper and our purposes. I would recommend downloading the newest version of the drivers from the manufacturer's website or poke around a little bit more within the cd rom- im sure you will probably find the right .inf file somewhere but i encourage just getting the ones of manufacturer's website theres no cdrom gook and its organized a little bit more clearly. Good Luck!
 
  


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