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Old 02-20-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
norous
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spca5xx, compiling error


Can any body help me out in installing the spca5xx driver for the A4Tech webcam.
i am using Ubuntu 8.10 and there are errors while entering the command "make".

"CFLAG was changed in /usr/src/spca5xx-v4l1goodbye/makefile" fix it to use EXTRA_CFLAG. stop.
make: ***[default] Error 2

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Old 02-21-2009, 09:06 AM   #2
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pls post output of (with cam connected pls

Code:
lsusb
 
Old 02-21-2009, 11:56 AM   #3
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You can install it with apt-get or synaptic. check your sources
 
Old 02-23-2009, 07:35 AM   #4
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pls post output of (with cam connected pls

Code:
lsusb
How can i get the output from the console/terminal, i tried but not get any success.

Not got any success either while using apt-get

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Last edited by norous; 02-23-2009 at 08:11 AM.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 06:06 PM   #5
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hi

well I assumed its connection style was usb.

lets try a few things?

1) run a live cd...not ubuntu as we already know that doesn't work for you. sidux has a new release out
you may like to read this
http://sidux.com/Article485.html

on gspca2

Starting with 2.6.27, the kernel ships with the new v4l2 based gspca2 driver, which replaces the old v4l1 based external gspca driver, which is needed for a large number of different webcams. Unfortunately most userspace programs are not aware of the new v4l2 API for devices formerly covered by gspca, meanwhile they need to be started using "LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so <program>".

# apt-get update
# apt-get install libv4l-0
$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so <program>

2) can you provide a link to your motherboard specifications and the specifications link for your cam pls

3) can you show a snippet of your /var/log/messages or dmesg that appear to relate to your cam pls

4) finally does your bios have a setting to disable the cam?

maybe ?
 
  


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