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Old 03-03-2002, 04:37 AM   #1
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Video4Linux Webcam


I have a parallel port CPIA webcam (Creative WebcamII) and have used the driver that comes with ther kernel:

modprobe videodev
modprobe cpia

How do I get my system to recognise the camera as /dev/video0?

- Nick
Old 03-03-2002, 08:56 AM   #2
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Talking Fixed

Just to let ppl know, it's working... I had to add:

modprobe parport
modprobe parport_pc
modprobe cpia
modprobe cpia_pp

The system then found the cam already plugged in as /dev/video0

I still need reccomendations of good console-based webcam apps... so, if you know of any, please reply

- Nick
Old 01-24-2006, 04:05 AM   #3
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At last I found a solution.
Thanks a lot NiM


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