LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-03-2003, 06:42 AM   #1
zyrtech
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2003
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
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?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 01:06 PM   #2
mrpdaemon
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: 15
Get the latest Quickcam USB driver (it is actively developed, get it often) from CVS:

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/qce-ga login

(Just press enter, no password)

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/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:

/lib/modules/2.4.23/kernel/drivers/usb/

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.

Good luck.

Last edited by mrpdaemon; 12-03-2003 at 01:23 PM.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 04:20 AM   #3
zyrtech
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2003
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
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 ?
 
Old 10-15-2004, 08:59 AM   #4
angelushu
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Slackware/SuSE/Fedora
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi mrpdaemon
I've installed my quickcam just the way you said and then tryed to use xawtv and i got a bunch of errors:
Code:
bash-2.05b# xawtv
This is xawtv-3.94, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.26)
WARNING: Your X-Server has no DGA support.
/dev/video0 [v4l]: no overlay support
v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-ledfixed-medium-r-*--39-*-*-*-c-*-*-*" to type FontStruct
ioctl: VIDIOCMCAPTURE(frame=0;height=120;width=160;format=7): Invalid argument
ioctl: VIDIOCSYNC(int=0): Input/output error
ioctl: VIDIOCMCAPTURE(frame=0;height=120;width=160;format=9): Invalid argument
ioctl: VIDIOCMCAPTURE(frame=0;height=120;width=160;format=5): Invalid argument
ioctl: VIDIOCMCAPTURE(frame=0;height=120;width=160;format=4): Invalid argument
ioctl: VIDIOCMCAPTURE(frame=0;height=120;width=160;format=1): Invalid argument
ioctl: VIDIOCMCAPTURE(frame=0;height=120;width=160;format=13): Invalid argument
no way to get: 384x288 32 bit TrueColor (LE: bgr-)
Can you please tell me what did i missed?!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KDE 3.5 and Kopete Webcam/audio configuration Macky Slackware 7 11-18-2007 04:18 PM
How To Install A Usb Webcam [Genius WebCam on Suse 9.1 Personal] ofvergara Suse/Novell 4 11-29-2006 12:09 PM
I want to veiw my friends webcam, im using Lycoris, how do i c his webcam? CaffeinatedGamer Linux - Newbie 10 06-07-2005 07:23 PM
KDE 3.3 and Slackware 10. DeadPenguin Linux - Newbie 2 12-21-2004 11:06 AM
dpi font | gdm | kde DE | xinitrc.kde | Slackware 10 acummings Slackware 2 07-28-2004 10:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration