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Old 04-17-2007, 02:26 AM   #1
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Monut a web cam


hy,
i use fedora core 6 and i have a usb web cam, but i can't use it because i have no ideea how to mount it.
tnx...
 
Old 04-17-2007, 08:47 AM   #2
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What kind of webcam do you have?
What have you tried?

Doesn't seem logical to me to mount a webcam, as it isn't a type of storage device at all. Are you SURE you need to mount it?
 
Old 04-18-2007, 01:51 AM   #3
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I don't know if i have to mount it or not.
my web cam is sweex wc001. i just want to use it.
i don't know what to search...

i forgot to say that i'm new in linux and i don't know what to do...
 
Old 04-18-2007, 04:48 PM   #4
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what's the output of lspci?
If you have it, what is the output of lshwd?

Also - check this page:http://www.linux.com/howtos/Webcam-HOWTO/index.shtml

Check out google too. Google will be your friend.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 03:55 AM   #5
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[root@localhost ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP]
00:0d.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15)

lshwd - it doesn't recocnize the command.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 04:47 AM   #6
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You'll want the output from lsusb, not lspci.

The output from my computer looks like;

Code:
Bus 2 Device 1: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 1 Device 3: ID 046d:0870 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express
Bus 1 Device 2: ID 046d:c00e Logitech, Inc. M-BJ69 Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 1 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Once you have this, google for the name and/or ID, eg from above the name is Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express and the ID is 046d:0870
You'll probably find it uses another chipset that is supported in Linux.

Last edited by samwwwblack; 04-20-2007 at 04:48 AM.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 08:50 AM   #7
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this is my lsusb:

[root@localhost /]# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 093a:2468 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Easy Snap Snake Eye WebCam

i'd try to search on google, but still i have no ideea what to do...
 
Old 04-25-2007, 09:00 AM   #8
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http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

Start by trying to locate the device Product:vendor codes on this page, and see if it is indeed supported and if so, which driver you need.
Next, locate and download the driver. Compile it and install it. See if the camera works with a few different camera applications.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 09:08 AM   #9
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Quick google search for "093a:2468 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Easy Snap Snake Eye WebCam" comes up with;
http://www.camerahacker.com/Forums/D...ith_Linux.html

Download the gspcav driver using YUM (or whatever Fedora uses now) and it should work.
If Fedora don't ship it (I can't find it in their listings) then try the pacakge here:
http://atrpms.net/dist/fc6/gspca/gsp....i386.rpm.html

Edit: damn I need to speed up with my googling :P

Last edited by samwwwblack; 04-25-2007 at 09:10 AM.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 10:16 AM   #10
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Ok... i'd downloaded the package and i typed this:

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -ivh gspcav1-1.00.12-3.fc6.at.i386.rpm
warning: gspcav1-1.00.12-3.fc6.at.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 66534c2b
error: Failed dependencies:
gspcav1-kmdl-1.00.12-3.fc6.at is needed by gspcav1-1.00.12-3.fc6.at.i386


then i googled for the missing package: gspcav1-kmdl-1.00.12-3.fc6.at

the result was: http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i586.rpm.html
, but i couldn't download anything.

please tell me what i did wrong...
 
Old 04-26-2007, 10:32 AM   #11
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OK, I don't use Fedora, so information this specific, were I to try to help further, would invariably be wrong. I won't confuse you by trying to guess what you should do.
I'm sure someone else can quickly point you to a next step be patient
 
Old 04-26-2007, 01:17 PM   #12
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I think you're on the right track. Seems the ftp server is down, for some reason...
Another thing you can do, if you have the kernel source installed, is compile the driver manually (get it from here http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html ). It's a bit more difficult, but that's what I did on all of my distros so far.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 01:57 PM   #13
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can i talk in romanin? because i can't work it out...

fratele meu din romania, habar n.am ce e ala kernel si cu ce se manaca. daca poti sa imi dai sfaturi mai precise in romana ti.as fi recunoscator
 
Old 04-28-2007, 03:38 PM   #14
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Hmm, I think it's against the LQ rules to talk in other languages except english... If you want me to translate this in romanian, or have any questions you would like to ask in romanian, you can e-mail me.

You said you didn't know what a kernel was. Wikipedia has a good article in romanian about this http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleul_Linux

Now, regarding the webcam.
Download the package from the website I mentioned earlier, unarchive it, using whatever program comes with your distribution. Then open up a console.
Type in
su
cd /path/to/where/you/unarchived
./gspca_build
or at least I think it was just that... Then, if it gives no errors, you should be able to use your webcam...
If you do get the error "you need to install the Kernel Source for your running kernel", then you don't have the kernel source installed.
Post back here if you don't have it (it should be on the install cd, something starting with kernel-source. Check with yum).
 
Old 05-04-2007, 05:10 AM   #15
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i'd downloaded the package from http://atrpms.net/dist/fc6/gspca/

and i'm not sure if it's right because it is a rpm and it cannot be unarchived...
 
  


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