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Old 01-21-2009, 11:11 PM   #1
vibinlakshman
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Talking How to work webcam, please?


I had bought an i-smart camera product, but couldnt view it, how to check suitable driver present in my computer.. Its working on Windows but i badly need in Ubuntu.. Please help ..
 
Old 01-22-2009, 03:17 AM   #2
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Is it an usb one?
'lsusb' lists USB devices and gives you an hint on the driver you need
'xawtv' is a tool to capture video from the webcam and to watch the result
 
Old 01-22-2009, 11:43 PM   #3
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Wink I've found this ..

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
 
Old 01-23-2009, 04:52 AM   #4
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Hi,
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.
Cheers,
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:21 AM   #5
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http://cr.am/framed.php?url=http%3A%...ef=driverguide
 
Old 01-24-2009, 09:28 AM   #6
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Smile Error found ..!!!

I had found one package folder frm the above specified url, but while installing that debian package its showing "Dependency not satisfiable
:linux-image-generic "

I think that driver suits my webcam or it doesnt support my distro.
If I'm wrong please forgive me
 
Old 01-24-2009, 12:05 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 08:09 PM   #8
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Wink Tried another gzip folder

I found another driver i think so frm the same location, but unfortunately its .tar , I cant install as .deb in a click , I'm poor in installing those files ..
 
  


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