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Old 06-22-2006, 05:04 AM   #1
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What do i do after installing my webcam?

Hi there, I've followed a few posts about compiling the qc-usb-messenger drivers for my logitech messenger webcam.

I've done a "make clean && make all" and then a "make install" which says this...

[root@localhost qc-usb-messenger-1.3]# make install
/usr/bin/install -c -D -m 644 quickcam.ko /lib/modules/2.6.12-12mdk/misc/quickcam.ko
/usr/bin/install -c -D -m 755 qcset /usr/local/bin/qcset
/sbin/depmod -a

It all seems to go well, but i dont know what to do next to use it. Have tried several apps to try and select the camera but they only recognise my tv card...

following some advice from gqcam install file, i typed:


and it came up with this

videodev 7104 3 bw_qcam,pwc,bttv

is there a command which enables it? all the threads ive seen seem to say it works in programs etc but dont say how they've selected or enabled it.

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Old 06-23-2006, 08:44 PM   #2
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Which programs would you expect it to work with? Basically the loading
of the module should give you a /dev/videoX that you should see e.g in
kopete ... there's not many programs out there that actually DO interface
to webcams, you know ;}

Old 06-23-2006, 09:31 PM   #3
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Try "modprobe quickcam", and find a special linux webcam utility.
Old 06-27-2006, 02:02 AM   #4
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how many webcams u hav econnected to ur system?
if you have only one webcam give its USB ids
which qc-usb-messenger u have installed?
the next release of gqcam,qcwebcam can be found on
Old 07-01-2006, 05:05 AM   #5
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The programs ive tried to make it work with are XawTV and VLC but no luck.

I only have one webcam connected. my lsusb is as follows:

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:0920 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c20a Logitech, Inc. WingMan RumblePad
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Old 07-01-2006, 07:18 AM   #6
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have you tries the driver from the link i given to u?


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