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Old 12-30-2007, 11:02 AM   #1
k_istre
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Install Philips on Linux: How?


I can't find modules for installing my Philips PC Camera or my Philips SA4100 series MP3 player. Anyone got a clue?
 
Old 12-30-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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Not sure about the camera (I assume it's some kind of webcam), but with regards to your audio player, is it not possible to just mount the partition on it? Could you post the output of dmesg after plugging it in please?
 
Old 12-30-2007, 01:17 PM   #3
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I can't be 100% sure it will work with yours, but there is a driver for webcams with a Philips chipset. I use it on my Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000, which is Philips based and it works very well. http://www.saillard.org/linux/pwc/
 
Old 01-04-2008, 05:09 PM   #4
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im new to linux (and have hardly had to use any kind of command prompt either), so if there isnt a module that i can open with rpm, then i will need precise instructions on how to install it. otherwise, i realy dont know what to do--- everything always comes with .exe install discs...

and its on mandriva. and i dont get any response when i plug the devices in.

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Old 01-04-2008, 05:32 PM   #5
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You should find out if Mandriva ships with the pwc driver first, see if it is already loaded, 'lsmod|grep pwc', if it is there then your camera should work. If nothing shows up try 'modprobe pwc' as root. If it says the module isn't found, check your package repositories for it.

This is all assuming your camera is actually supported by the driver, you didn't state a specific model of camera, so I don't know if it is.

My distro ships with pwc already installed and udev loads it automatically, so my Philips based camera worked "out of the box".

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Old 01-18-2008, 12:18 PM   #6
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thanks a lot, but i think im gonna need a bit more help... the model number is SIC4700/37, and i get no response when i plug in the usb plug... i downloadedd and installed everything ( after screwing around for a few days on the internet i figured out how linux and mandriva work), and nothings changed...
 
  


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