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Old 07-23-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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USB Webcam on Ubuntu?


First off, let me say that you guys have been awesome in bringing a total newb around. I have completely gotten rid of windows on both my desktop and my laptop, and there is no looking back....


...except, I just remembered my Creative Live Ultra webcam today. I wanted to chat with the gf, but I have no idea how to set this thing up on ubuntu (feisty). Far as I can tell, Creative doesn't provide any linux drivers...what does a person do in this situation? Can anyone give me a starting point?

Thank you so much....love this forum, hopefully some day I can contribute in a helpful way

-Plastech
 
Old 07-23-2007, 07:13 PM   #2
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You can try this thread.
 
Old 07-23-2007, 08:18 PM   #3
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Looked promising, but both links were fruitless...
 
Old 07-24-2007, 12:42 AM   #4
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Looked promising, but both links were fruitless...
You mean you couldn't find your webcam listed? If other manufacturers are any guide there could be multiple versions of 'Creative Live Ultra' webcam. To get a positive ID you need to plug it in and check the output of 'lsusb' for its product code - something like

Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:08d9 Logitech, Inc.

Also, unplug the cam, plug it back in and post the last few lines of the output of the 'dmesg' command, where the system reports a new USB device being added.
 
Old 07-25-2007, 07:47 AM   #5
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from lsusb:
Bus 004 Device 006: ID 041e:403c Creative Technology, Ltd WebCam Live! Ultra

from dmesg:
[209217.804000] usb 4-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
[209217.944000] usb 4-5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice


Thank you so much.
 
Old 07-25-2007, 10:45 AM   #6
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Looks like you might be totally out of luck on this:

http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=3691

Good excuse to buy a new one if you really need a webcam
 
  


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