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Old 08-08-2007, 07:31 PM   #1
Maurice Arthur
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Hi
Any Mepis users installed Ekiga?
We Have a new Logitech 5000 Quickcam 9.02 webcam and so far have not been able to use it in Mepis 6.5
PWLIB required before installing Ekiga Tried Synaptic
Have installed libopal 2.2.0
Video camera does work in Xp but we would like to run in Linux
Maurice
 
Old 09-07-2007, 07:13 PM   #2
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Hi Maurice,

If you still have this issue, I'd suggest the Linux UVC driver (http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/).

This supports the webcam you have. I've not used this driver myself, so I'd try the documentation for Ubuntu, which is similar to MEPIS, i've been told. (http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en...buntu_6.06_LTS)

Let us know if that works, or if you need further help.

Dave
 
Old 09-08-2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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Hi Dave

Thanks for URLs
(http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en...buntu_6.06_LTS)
(http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/).
Tried both of them Unable to contact them with Firefox Browser
Would still lioke to use Logitech webcam in Linux
Maurice
 
Old 09-09-2007, 12:29 AM   #4
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My Logitech webcam uses the gspca driver. Search for it in Synaptic...gspca-modules - make sure you choose the one that corresponds with the kernal you are using. In Konsole type uname -a , it'll tell you which kernal you are running. After you install gspca, open up Kopete ==> settings ==> configure , then click on the webcam to see if it's working.

Hope this helped
 
Old 09-09-2007, 05:38 PM   #5
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Hi Coineasy9
Have installed Kopete in Synaptic
Search for gspca-modules do not show in Synaptic
Any further information ?
Thanks
Maurice
 
Old 09-10-2007, 01:16 AM   #6
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Sorry Maurice Arthur
I see you are using 6.5. I have 6.5.02 running on one of my boxes, and your right, it's not there. I originally looked at the synaptic I was using on 6.9.80Beta3, which will become Mepis 7.
The gspca driver is available at http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html
Click on Debian gspca for a page that will give you the ability to download the gspca-source. One of the files in the download is a README file that gives instructions. A thread on the Mepislovers site says that the gspca source does work with 6.5. I would search the mepislovers site for more info.
http://www.mepislovers.org/ search for gspca.
Since I didn't install gspca this way, and I haven't read the README file, I can't guarantee success. I'm always apprehensive compiling without detailed instructions, so, maybe asking for more expert advice on mepislovers would be the way to go. Ask if someone else has compiled it in 6.5 (they must have if they said it works), and see if they encountered any problems.

Sorry I couldn't help more, after 3 years with Linux, still fell a newbie.

Tom
 
  


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