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while lsusb , i got the following results, this is what to be expected ? I'm totally perplexed !!!!!!
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0c45:613c Microdia PC Camera (SN9C120)
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
The 3rd line beginning with Bus is your webcam. Mine is a SN9C102 and it works fine with the gspca module. Install the gspca-source package and then build and load the module for your kernel. (I use module-assistant to do this). I can't swear that gspca supports SN9C120 but it's worth a try.
Did you do an apt-get module-assistant before you tried to build the module? If you had, the missing dependencies (in this case, the kernel headers) would have been installed as well. (Or, at least, suggested for installation.)
The advantage of using the m-a install <package> to install a modules is that the required module will be recompiled and installed automatically if your kernel is upgraded.
But, in any case, you need to install the kernel headers and compilation tools before you can compile and install modules.