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Old 02-26-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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Webcam and Kopete


Distro->FC6

I'm using Kopete which allows me to run MSN, and I'm trying to get it to recognize the webcam, but no luck. When I run lsusb, it will show Logitech, but within Kopete under Configuration, it doesn't detect the device.

Any ideas, hints, drivers?

It's a Logitech Quick Cam for Notebooks Deluxe

Has anyone successfully accomplished this?

TIA,
Jeff
 
Old 02-26-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
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I also have a Logitech Quickcam,

tux diem # lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0a5c:200a Broadcom Corp.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:0840 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

And I have it working on Gentoo with Kopete.

All i did for it was:

Compile Kernel with Video4Linux support, I first did it as built-in to kernel, but this wasn't a successful story, so I recompiled as module.

You find it under: Device Drivers > Multimedia Devices > V4L. Activate it as module, and use: Video 4 Linux API 1 Compatible Layer.

( USING KERNEL 2.6.17.13!!! ) Might be different for you.

--

Install qc-usb. NOT qc-usb-messenger!!!

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(if you dont have video in /dev yet do

mknod /dev/video0 c 81 0
ln -s /dev/video0 /dev/video

--

modprobe videodev
modprobe quickcam

--

do: lsmod

to see if the modules we're loaded.

Now go to kopete, and it should work!
 
Old 03-13-2007, 09:01 PM   #3
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Hello,

I have FC6, and the webcam is not working with kopete.
From what I gather, I find that first I will have tu install v4l since I find that the same is not installed. I searched wide and far for the same but could not find it anywhere. Can any one give me directions for intalling v4l.

Secondly, I may look like a fool but I don't know what to make of it:

Quote:
You find it under: Device Drivers > Multimedia Devices > V4L.
:-(
:-(

Any help.


Thanks in advance.


Prabhat Soni
 
Old 03-14-2007, 05:32 AM   #4
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You find it under: Device Drivers > Multimedia Devices > V4L.

Is in the kernel-source, using "make menuconfig".
If you've installed your kernel-sources. Then by opening up a terminal, going root, and cd'ing to /usr/src/linux you should see a bunch of files.

Now there you should type:

make menuconfig

Now you can reconfigure your kernel. And by following the menu options as seen above, you can activate V4L.
 
Old 03-14-2007, 10:18 AM   #5
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Thanks Sir,

In my case there is no /usr/src/linux; but it is /usr/src/kernels/. In this there are two directories corresponding to two kernel versions (2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-i686 and one older versions). When I cd into, I find many directories like "telephony", "usb", "video" etc. I am not whether kernel sources are installed or not.

Where is "Device Drivers", any way ? The writing style in
"Device Drivers > Multimedia Devices > V4L"
indicates some menu (GUI). Is it not so ?

If the kernel sources are not installed, probabely I am lost.

Am I ?


Prabhat Soni
 
Old 03-14-2007, 02:01 PM   #6
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with FC6, you should look with your YUM utility for kernel-source.

Also to see which kernel version you are using, open up a terminal and type:

uname -r

the output is the version of your kernel.
 
  


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