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Old 08-26-2003, 11:00 AM   #1
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need help with creative go plus

Can someone, anyone please help me?

I have a creative go plus webcam and am trying fruitlessly to get it working!
I've downloaded what I think are the correct drivers, (found at which compiled & loaded successfully.
I'm running a freshly compiled 2.4.21 kernel. The install README for the driver says to load videodev, i2c-core, ovcamchip, (which I downloaded & installed no worries) the usb modules & finally w9968cf (the webcam module). All this seemed to load OK. Another site (that I can't bloody find again) said to then start xawtv and it should work. But obviously mine did not!

[root@ash dev]# cat /proc/video/w9968cf/main
driver_name : W996[87]CF USB-V4L1 driver for Linux
driver_version : v1.00
driver_author : (C) 2002 2003 Luca Risolia
author_email : <>
max_allowed_cams : 32
registered_cameras: 1
/dev/video0 : Creative Labs Video Blaster WebCam Go Plus

shows that it's under /dev/video0 but xawtv says:

[ash@ash ash]$ xawtv
This is xawtv-3.74, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.21)
v4l-conf had some trouble, trying to continue anyway
v4l2: open /dev/video0: No such device
v4l: open /dev/video0: No such device
no video grabber device available

Also, usbview shows it as unknown device until I load the driver which it then recognizes correctly as w9968cf.

What's going on?!?

Can someone PLEASE HELP me?
Old 08-27-2003, 01:10 PM   #2
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Moving to Hardware forum where this thread might get more noticed and possibly someone with a solution will post. Regards.


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