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Old 02-19-2003, 07:52 PM   #1
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I recieved a generic webcam from a friend and was hoping to set it up. There are no markings on the USB camera to show who makes it. All it contains is a marking on the bottom:

Now, after some googling I established that this can lead someone to find the correct drivers...althought the site was in Japanese and mentioned a dead link for windows drivers.

I have never done something like this, so I was hoping for some pointers/clarifications. I'm confused about some terminology - for example, video4linux (is this needed for any video stuff 4 linux, or from what i understand so far, its used in networking your webcam - something I dont plan to do). I know I'll need to compile usb-uhci support in, but I don't know if I need video4linux and any other drivers (remember, this is a unmarked webcam). Any suggestions / links on how to get this going?

Did I miss something? need some more info? i run devian sarge/ 2.4.20. Again, never did something like this, but would be glad to put it on my resume.
Old 02-19-2003, 08:42 PM   #2
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When all else fails build all the USB modules you can and try to load them. When you plug the camera in you should get something informational in the logs - maybe post that here to see if anybody recognizes anything.
Old 02-19-2003, 09:59 PM   #3
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ok, I'll try that. Now my question is, will I only need usb drivers or is video4linux also mandatory?

can't touch the kernel till thur. or fri: will get back with anything I find. just wondering bout that video4linux....


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