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Old 07-07-2006, 06:09 PM   #1
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Web Camera


Hello. I have a Intel CS330 usb webcam and Im trying to install it. I have found some drivers for it (spca50x) and I have installed the drivers. My problem is that the webcam wont go to /dev/video0 what am I missing. I have program that trys to read /dev/video0 but says

/dev/video0: No such device

unable to initialise camera
so Im not sure what to do now and I havnt had any luck searching around. Here is lsusb if it helps.

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0733:0401 ViewQuest Technologies, Inc. CS330 WebCam
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c00c Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse

Thanks


[EDIT] Im running Slackware 10.2

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Old 07-07-2006, 10:06 PM   #2
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It looks like te device is created in /dev/v4l/video0. My system (Mandriva 2006) created a /dev/video0 link to /dev/v4l/video0 automagically. You might need to manually create a link, if you aren't running udev.
 
Old 07-07-2006, 11:20 PM   #3
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I dont even have /dev/v4l in /dev. Is there anyway to check where the camera is? Like some command I can run and it will be like 'oh here the camera is being ran at /someplace'
 
Old 07-08-2006, 01:19 AM   #4
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Try this. Type (as root) "lsmod |fgrep spca". If nothing comes back, the driver isn't loaded. On my system, I installed the drivers, but they don't load by default. First, try "modprobe spca5xx". If that brings the camera up, then you can add this to your modules.conf file (or whatever slackware uses).
 
Old 07-08-2006, 02:43 AM   #5
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Thanks I got it to work. I ran 'lsmod|fgrep spca' and it gave me nothing so I ran 'modprobe spca50x' and then I ran 'lsmod|fgrep spca' again and it worked. Thanks again this was like a splinter in the back of my mind.
 
  


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