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Old 04-05-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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Quickcam Messenger plus not working


I am trying to use a QuickCam Messenger Plus (ID 046d:08f6), for skype, on a Mint 6 installation.

I found out that I need a module named quickcam, which appears on the output of lsmod. Unfortunately, there is another module of the same name that is not compatible with my web camera (is used for different logitech models). How can I tell if the loaded module is the correct one?

Also, there is no /dev/video* device created. dmesg gives the following output regarding the web camera:

[ 1740.080028] usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 1740.268377] usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 1740.771386] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[ 1740.826715] quickcam: QuickCam USB camera found (driver version QuickCam USB 0.6.6 $Date: 2006/11/04 08:38:14 $)
[ 1740.826727] quickcam: Kernel:2.6.27-11-generic bus:4 class:FF subclass:FF vendor:046D product:08F6

If I understand correctly, there should be a line in the above output linking the web camera to a /dev/video*.

Can somebody help me, please?

Thank you


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