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Old 09-05-2007, 06:12 AM   #1
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help with instructions

Can anybody help me with these instructions? Im stuck on the bold section. Can someone please explain this in step by step lamens terms please. think of me as a 4 year old trying to install a webcam in linux.

Make sure first you have all the tools for the job;

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r` build-essential subversion

Once you have got all them you will need to use subversion to get the driver from the svn repo..

svn checkout

Then you need to compile and install

cd linux-uvc/linux-uvc/trunk
sudo make install

Plug the camera in and take a look at dmesg. It may [hopefully] give you the device listing for it... eg /dev/video1

Point your application at that device and see if it works


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Old 09-05-2007, 06:19 AM   #2
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Wait, you already have subversion.

Just run the given svn command.

Then the compiling and installing commands are given to you:
cd linux-uvc/linux-uvc/trunk
sudo make install

Last edited by AlucardZero; 09-05-2007 at 06:21 AM.
Old 09-05-2007, 06:29 AM   #3
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oh i see. thanks so much! the rest went fine.

when i dmesg, it come up with tons of stuff. is there an easier way to see where my webcam has been installed at?

Im trying to use motion for my webcam, and it comes up with this when i run motion.

[0] processing thread 0 - config file/etc/motion/motion.conf
[1] thread is from /etc/motion/motion.conf
[1] thread started
[1] no mmap falling back on read
[1] V4L capturing using read is deprecated!
[1]motion now only supports mmap.
[1]motion exist.

this might as well be written in chinese to me. do you know what this means?

Last edited by abuntu-handicapped; 09-05-2007 at 06:33 AM.


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