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chilehead 06-16-2004 10:10 AM

Logitech QuickCam Zoom
I just bought a Logitech QuickCam Zoom webcam, and whenever I plug it in to a usb port, my whole system completely mouse, keyboard....I have to do a hard restart and unplug the camera to get my system working again. It seems to work in Windows, except for a microphone issue. But since, like the majority of you out there, I want to be completely free from Windows if at all possible, I would really like to get it working in Linux. Any ideas on what may be happening here?

Also, I downloaded Gyach-Enhanced-pYVoiceChat-1.0.3-1.i586.rpm because I read in another thread that it supports webcams, and when I tried to install it I got the following error:

Some package requested cannot be installed:
Gyach-Enhanced-pYVoiceChat-1.0.3-1.i586 (due to unsatisfied pygtk[>= 1.99])
do you agree ?

I downloaded the previous version (1.0.2-1) and got the same error. Again, does anybody know why this is occurring?

Some info about my system if it helps:

ABIT KD-7 Raid Motherboard
GeForce 4 Ti4200 video card
Soundblaster Audigy soundcard
Running Mandrake 9.2 on one hard drive
Running Windows 2000 Professional on another hard drive

Thanks in advance

jobdrb 07-18-2004 10:10 PM

see on the site of gyach-E on,
follow the instructions, and all be ok.

read with attention for rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps

chilehead 07-22-2004 10:59 PM

thanks...I got Gyach-E to install. However, I ran into a new problem... It doesn't seem to accept my password. I tried all the host options that were listed, and typed in the host that gaim connects me with ( but it keeps telling me incorrect login. The funny thing is, it logs me in for about 1 second and then kicks me out. Any ideas?

chilehead 07-25-2004 05:57 PM

I solved the login thing. There was a patch I had to install.... Gyach_E is working now. Thanks

I am still having problems with the webcam though. I read somewhere (I think it was on the Mandrake site that I just had to update my kernel to get things working. So I am trying to do that. However this is my first time updating a kernel, and things are not going well. I downloaded the latest patch (2.4.26) for my kernel (2.4.22) and was trying to unpack the tar.bz2 package and I kept getting the following error:

tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

Does anyone know what is going on and what to do about it?

chilehead 07-28-2004 04:04 PM

the file was a plain .gz file instead of a tar.gz

Brain Fart, sorry

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