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Old 03-25-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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Webcam Quickcam Messenger installation


Hi everyone,

I'm trying to setup my Quickcam webcam on slack 12 and i've come to a dead end.It seems I managed to load the camera module and it autoloads on boot as it seems from my dmesg output:

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Linux video capture interface: v2.00
drivers/media/video/usbvideo/quickcam_messenger.c: Logitech Quickcam Messenger USB v0.01
usbcore: registered new interface driver QCM
But there is no dev/video* file to be found,I tried to run a MAKEDEV script I found on a how-to but it terminates with an error about some command.

Any help or pointers?
 
Old 03-26-2008, 04:07 AM   #2
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I have the same camera, however as I've researched, we're in the unfortunate boat of some work, and some do not. I notice however that you are not using the gspca module?

I first tried it with the logitech quickcam driver without luck. I suggest downloading the gspca driver from http://mxhaard.free.fr/ . Install as it has noted and modprobe gspca (perhaps modprobe spca, check the readme). That site also has a couple of applications for testing the camera out such as spcaview. I suggest downloading one to give your camera a quick test. Make sure you're part of the video group, or you may have permission problems with v4l.

This worked perfectly for me when using the gspca driver.

Good luck,

Coto
 
Old 03-26-2008, 04:39 AM   #3
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Slackware package for the gspca driver (plus SlackBuild script): http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/gspcav1/

Eric
 
Old 03-26-2008, 09:33 AM   #4
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I have installed the driver,and tried with xawtv to test if it works but there is no video node in /dev. Is this a v4l issue? how can i create the node?
 
Old 03-26-2008, 10:54 AM   #5
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What's your dmesg output? Have you modprobed the proper driver, perhaps a fresh restart? Have you tried the spcaview tool yet? I'm not sure how XawTV works, but spcaview is a very very basic program, and I'd check if the camera works on something that simply tries to access your camera, without any other clutter.
 
Old 03-27-2008, 12:08 PM   #6
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Yay it worked.
Thanks for all your help,I just run spcaview and after that the camera worked fine with everything else.
 
  


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