Webcam on slackware using KDE
I have a Logitech Quickcam zoom with USB.
It is recognized by slackware. But what do i do now ?
I tried to mknod the usb bus, and cat /dev/video0 > foo.png, but it didnt work.
Anybody want to tell me how to do this?
Get the latest Quickcam USB driver (it is actively developed, get it often) from CVS:
cvs -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/qce-ga login
(Just press enter, no password)
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/qce-ga co qc-usb
compile the driver with 'make all' , it needs to find your kernel headers (you have kernel source do you? get it if not) so either make the almighty symlink /usr/src/linux -> /usr/src/linux-2.your.version , or export LINUX_DIR=/path/to/your/linux
If all goes well, you end with quickcam.o , the quickcam module. Copy it to:
replacing 2.4.23 with your kernel version. Now 'insmod quickcam' will insert the module to the kernel. Hopefully, your camera will work perfectly at this point, launch gnomemeeting or camorama or (insert KDE video software here) and enjoy.
You might want to write 'insmod quickcam' in rc.modules, so that it happens at boot.
I tried with the PRO 4000 cam. It worked. I got it responding with 'stream' from the xawtv package. I used 'stream' to capture 1 frame, but all i got was a very blurred up green/black image. It is taking pictures because the blurr changes as i turn the camera :) What can i do to fix this ?
I've installed my quickcam just the way you said and then tryed to use xawtv and i got a bunch of errors:
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