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Old 03-22-2005, 03:52 PM   #1
DeLucas
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Unhappy Logitech Quickcam Express on Debian


Greetings,

I am having much difficulty getting my logitech usb quickcam express working in debian 2.6.8. I have been through several tutorials and spent far too much time trying unsuccessfully, so I'm hoping someone can steer me in the right direction.

The problem seems to be that I can't connect the usb webcam to /dev/video1. I have a tv card working with /dev/video0, but that is all I seem able to connect.

I have tried compiling and installing the correct module, and many other things. But still it doesn't want to connect the webcam

Any help is appreciated, thanks.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 08:58 PM   #2
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1) Be sure your USB subsystem is enabled.
2) Be sure /dev/video1 exists and you can access it (i.e. the permissions are right).
3) Be sure the particular application is direced to the correct device, e.g. in an xterm: <command>xawtv -c /dev/video1</command>
4) See this section of the Webcam-HOWTO:
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Webcam-HOWTO/hardware.html#MODELS
...specifically with regard to the newer models of the Quickcam Express.

hs
 
Old 03-23-2005, 01:20 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, hshane. The problem is that I cannot even see the device in /dev. I have /dev/video0 which is the tv card, but for some reason I can't get the webcam connected to /dev/video1. I've been through that webcam how-to many times, and other guides. I'm not sure what the problem is, but for some reason /dev/video1 just isn't being created properly.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 07:29 PM   #4
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Open a root terminal and type

mknod /dev/video1 c 81 1

and

chown root.video /dev/video1

...or replacing 'video' with whatever group on your system can access video hardware. If you are using devfs or udev you will need to access the config files to see to it the device is created with each boot-up, or else you'll have to repeat this if you restart your system.

hs
 
Old 01-27-2009, 12:18 AM   #5
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This worked for me with debian 4

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Originally Posted by DeLucas View Post
Greetings,

I am having much difficulty getting my logitech usb quickcam express working in debian 2.6.8. I have been through several tutorials and spent far too much time trying unsuccessfully, so I'm hoping someone can steer me in the right direction.

The problem seems to be that I can't connect the usb webcam to /dev/video1. I have a tv card working with /dev/video0, but that is all I seem able to connect.

I have tried compiling and installing the correct module, and many other things. But still it doesn't want to connect the webcam

Any help is appreciated, thanks.
--
run as root or sudo

apt-get install gspca-source camorama kernel-package

m-a a-i gspca "to build the module for your kernel as root"

modprobe gspca

then launch camorama and you should see your cam working
 
  


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