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Old 10-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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Question Problem to install a webcam logitech under Nouvalinux

Sorry, but it seems I have put my 1st thread on the wrong forum... here the one I post on general...

Hi all,

I'm new to the community, I have lately bought a computer which is under Nouvalinux.
I have an old webcam, which was still working under windows and I would like to use it under Nouvalinux, but Linux didn't find it. In fact, I don't even know where to look on linux to add a "peripherique" (sorry, but I am French also lol).
I work as civil servant in french administration called Gendarmerie Nationale, french administrations have decided 2 years ago to choose Linux instead of Windows...
I decided to have a linux at home, to improve my level on this system.

My cam is a logitech quickcam chat V-UAP14 visible on :

Can you help me to install it on my computer ?
Merci d'avance (Thanks).
Old 10-22-2013, 10:54 PM   #2
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can you plug your webcam in and as a non-root user post the full contents of this command pls
lsusb | grep Logitech
it may be here

please confirm your product id is 0x092c we know your product id is 0x046d

If so, leaping ahead now see if your module is loaded already?

lsmod | grep spca5
I hope its unlikely, but your kernel for your distro may not offer module support for your webcam
go to /boot/config (your kernel) and open it with a text editor

search or scroll down to see this section
# Webcam devices

you should see things like
and you will need another one like

google suggests you need the 561A----but that is a MAC google hit.
but my config only has
CONFIG_USB_GSPCA_SPCA561=m whether its the same I don't know, ie is the linux driver SPCA561 or not?

good luck

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