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Old 06-14-2013, 02:29 PM   #16
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I'm pretty sure it's your kernel is lacking something. There is a whole 'video for linux' menu and a host of webcam stuff in the kernel options.
 
Old 06-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #17
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I'm pretty sure it's your kernel is lacking something. There is a whole 'video for linux' menu and a host of webcam stuff in the kernel options.
how would i get to the "video for linux" part of kernel options, or kernel options (sorry im a linux newb)
 
Old 06-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #18
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how would i get to the "video for linux" part of kernel options, or kernel options (sorry im a linux newb)
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.1 Download some kernel source (the debian one you are running for least effort) which should be installed in /usr/src/linux-version.
2. cd into the kernel top sopurce dir, &
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cp /boot/config-version  .config
3. Run
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make clean
make menuconfig
There's video stuff in
power management and ACPI / ACPI dupport
device drivers / multimedia support and the submenus. Look at something like this
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/...08/kernel.html for a quick once over on how to build. READ the HELP to find out what stuff is. Be determined before you start this. It's not for the faint of heart.
 
Old 08-22-2013, 12:32 PM   #19
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I am not on a laptop. I am using a desktop.
I plugged my USB webcam in and rebooted.

Then ran:
Code:
 dmesg | grep usb
And got this back:
Code:
[   22.344706] input: UVC Camera (046d:0809) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-6/1-6:1.0/input/input3
[   22.345290] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[   23.800634] usb_audio: Warning! Unlikely big volume range (=6400), cval->res is probably wrong.
[   23.800649] usb_audio: [5] FU [Mic Capture Volume] ch = 1, val = 1536/7936/1
[   23.810111] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
See what you get.
 
  


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