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Old 02-04-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
krlostr
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My webcam doesn't work


Hey everyone I have been trying all day to install my webcam,but it doesn't work,the linux that I have is linpire 5.1, im a new linux user,so please be especific.

Here is what I did

lsusb

Bus 4 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 3 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 2 Device 3: ID 03f0:7304 Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 35xx
Bus 2 Device 2: ID 093a:2468 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
Bus 2 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
Bus 1 Device 1: ID 0000:0000

My webcam should be this one, Right?

Bus 2 Device 2: ID 093a:2468 Pixart Imaging, Inc.

Then I downloaded and typed this on the terminal

tar zxvf los-kernel-config-2.6.14.tar.gz
tar zxvf los-kernel-headers-2.6.14.tar.gz
tar zxvf los-kernel-source-2.6.14.tar.gz

After that I downloaded this driver:

gspcav1-20070110.tar.gz

Extract it to my desktop

I Entered to the directory where the driver file was extracted

I typed this on the terminal

Make

Make install

Everything worked fine at this point

But then when I typed this:

modprobe gspca

It gives me this error message:

Error inserting gspca (/lib/modules/2.6.14/kernel/drivers/usb/media/gspca.ko): Invalid module format

What am I missing???????

What should I do next????????

PD: Please be very specific, I have never used linux before

Last edited by krlostr; 02-04-2007 at 01:03 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 01:57 PM   #2
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Lets verify somethings first. What kernel are you running? Use command ' uname -r '.
Now lets see if kernel source is installed. ' ls /usr/src '

Now when you built it you used this command all lower case ' make '
Then you logged into as root. ' su - '.
Then as root run the command ' make install '

Then last as root run the command ' modprobe gspca '

Brian
 
Old 02-04-2007, 02:06 PM   #3
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Help!!

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Originally Posted by Brian1
Lets verify somethings first. What kernel are you running? Use command ' uname -r '.
Now lets see if kernel source is installed. ' ls /usr/src '

Now when you built it you used this command all lower case ' make '
Then you logged into as root. ' su - '.
Then as root run the command ' make install '

Then last as root run the command ' modprobe gspca '

Brian

My kernel is 2.6.14

I Typed make first

But I did not logged as root

I just tried it and here is what it says

make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.

Im more confused now it used to work fine, without loggin as root

There is something else I need to do??????


Ok I did what you told me:

Charles:~/My Computer# ls /usr/src
kernel-source kernel-source-2.6.14 linux-2.6.10
kernel-source-2.6.10 linux linux-2.6.14

What should i do next??????????????????

Last edited by krlostr; 02-04-2007 at 02:15 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 02:11 PM   #4
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Not sure as to the problem I don't have a webcam that uses the module but built it on my system with kernel 2.6.20-rc7 and built fine and installed fine. Run the modprobe command and it loads with no error. I would contact the developer to see what input they have.

Brian
 
Old 02-04-2007, 02:19 PM   #5
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Not sure as to the problem I don't have a webcam that uses the module but built it on my system with kernel 2.6.20-rc7 and built fine and installed fine. Run the modprobe command and it loads with no error. I would contact the developer to see what input they have.

Brian
Can you read the previous post again, I had to change it because i realized that i did not logged as root after I typed make. Thanxs
 
Old 02-04-2007, 02:26 PM   #6
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Yes the make command will do that since you have runned it before. All parts are made. Then as root do ' make install '.

Brian
 
Old 02-04-2007, 02:38 PM   #7
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Yes the make command will do that since you have runned it before. All parts are made. Then as root do ' make install '.

Brian
I typed make install as root

Here is what it says:

make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.

I think im doing something wrong, I just dont know what.

Im getting frustrated with this, Its really hard to understand, I Have no clue of what Im doing and Im not and ignorant when it comes to computers, I know pretty much everything there is to know about windows but i dont know a thing about linux.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 02:46 PM   #8
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Delete the extracted files and extract a fresh copy and start over.

Brian
 
Old 02-04-2007, 03:07 PM   #9
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Quote:
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Delete the extracted files and extract a fresh copy and start over.

Brian
It gives me the same error

make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.


I think im walking in circles with this


Does anyone knows a post or something that can guide me in the right direction?????????
 
Old 02-04-2007, 03:40 PM   #10
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Now that is odd. No ideas at this time.

Brian
 
Old 02-04-2007, 04:57 PM   #11
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help

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Now that is odd. No ideas at this time.

Brian
Can anyone give me a litle tutorial about how to install a webcam. I think that may be helpful for me, because im out of ideas at this point.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 06:34 PM   #12
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Webcam installs can differ from brand to brand as well as distro to distro. No one single webcam help page I have seen.

There are several docs. Goto google and use a search string like ' install webcam linux '. You will get lots of hits.

Brian
 
Old 02-04-2007, 08:38 PM   #13
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Webcam installs can differ from brand to brand as well as distro to distro. No one single webcam help page I have seen.

There are several docs. Goto google and use a search string like ' install webcam linux '. You will get lots of hits.

Brian
Ok thanx anyway brian.
 
  


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