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Old 05-28-2008, 12:05 AM   #1
robertjohnsmith
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installing a logitech quickcam pro 9000 on a ubuntu 8.04 machine


help please
i have just purchased a logitech quickcam pro 9000 and i cannot find any drivers for linux/ubuntu 8.04 to insall on the ubuntu 8.04 machine. i am a complete novice in using linux/ubuntu.
your help would be appreciated.
robert smith
 
Old 05-28-2008, 12:36 AM   #2
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The solution, especially one that is practical for noobs, is to try other distros. You can search online for info on any distro that already includes a driver, or try them one by one.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 11:56 PM   #3
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thanks, i'm sure i read on a linux site somewhere that logitech webcam pro 9000 was ok to use with ububtu 8.04, must have been mistaken, don't want to spend/waste any more money on trying to get a webcam going with skype.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:58 PM   #4
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Works like a charm......


http://blog.gnist.org/article.php?st...uickCamPro9000
 
Old 05-29-2008, 12:00 AM   #5
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The solution, especially one that is practical for noobs, is to try other distros. You can search online for info on any distro that already includes a driver, or try them one by one.
Then the n00b does not really learn anything except how to install various distros. Find what you like, make it work. No matter what distro you use, there is a solution, perseverance....don't give up.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 12:29 AM   #6
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Then the n00b does not really learn anything except how to install various distros. Find what you like, make it work. No matter what distro you use, there is a solution, perseverance....don't give up.
No, there isn't always a solution. For example, I have a Canoscan 3000ex that does not have a Linux driver. The closest solution that I got was at a forum where a member said that using the HP Laserjet printer driver seemed to work. But that part where a printer can be used to scan a document was not available.
One needs to strike a balance between preparation and execution, especially if there are alternatives. Ofcourse, if the original intent is only to learn then my arguement falls flat.
 
Old 07-25-2008, 07:00 AM   #7
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Angry Solution

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No, there isn't always a solution. For example, I have a Canoscan 3000ex that does not have a Linux driver. The closest solution that I got was at a forum where a member said that using the HP Laserjet printer driver seemed to work. But that part where a printer can be used to scan a document was not available.
One needs to strike a balance between preparation and execution, especially if there are alternatives. Ofcourse, if the original intent is only to learn then my arguement falls flat.
Solution 1: Use Windows
Solution 2: Run Windows inside a VM and install the driver
Solution 3: Buy new hardware (this time making sure it is supported)
Solution 4: Stop moaning a write your own fscking driver

The solution is *not* to try other distros, the support is missing from the Linux kernel and if enough people request it then it will be provided. Ubuntu is an excellent choice for the first time Linux user.

Please new Linux users, continue to post! I for one will try to be more supportive than this jerk. We need people like you for Linux to succeed.

Regards,

Simon Belial
 
Old 09-11-2008, 07:42 PM   #8
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Quickcam

Hey I have just bought a Quickcam Pro 9000 but am yet to pick it up. i have heard great reviews for it with Ubuntu. When I looked at this thread i noticed that htnakirs said to change to a different distro.

Id just like to say that is a load of BS haha. although i am new to linux (1 month on ubuntu 8.04 x86_64 bit) i have been able to get my old webcam working with a little work. The solution is out there. infact i think i came across drivers for the 9000 when i was looking for some for my old cam.

I will let you know how i go with the installation once i pick up my cam tonight although i have heard that it works straight out of the box.

-Zerrath

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