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Old 09-29-2006, 11:45 AM   #1
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SilverCrest Webcam Driver?

I've bought a SilverCrest 1.3mpx webcam. You can see its specs here:

I can't get it to work. I've searched around, but can't find any Linux drivers for it. It didn't work when I plugged it in.
All dmesg said is:

usb 3-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

lsusb on the other hand was a tad more detailed:
2710 eMPIA Technology, Inc. SilverCrest WebCam

Also, here are my system's specs:
Debian Etch
Kernel 2.6.16-1-k7
AMD Athlon XP 2600+
Asus A7N8X-X

Can anyone help me get this thing to work?
Old 09-30-2006, 08:59 AM   #2
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Generically speaking GNU/Linux determines what driver to load depending on the chipset. The Linux-USB device overview website shows this: which matches your lsusb vendor ID tag, so unfortunately it looks like is not supported. If you are able to get a refund, check the LQ HCL for cams that are supported.
Old 09-30-2006, 02:01 PM   #3
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Well, thanks anyway.
Old 02-22-2007, 07:47 AM   #4
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silvercrest web cam

is this the web cam that looks like a golf ball?
Old 04-25-2007, 11:43 AM   #5
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problem with silver crest webcam

I,ve bought a silvercrest webcam and it works fine in windows but when I try to use it in Mandriva 2007 the system recognizes it us a scanner usb device.
Has anyone the same problem?
Thanks from Spain


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