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Old 12-28-2004, 09:05 AM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware 14.1
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How to install a Labtec webcam?

I just installed Slackware 10.1. I downloaded and compiled from scratch the last Linux 2.6.10 from the Linux Headquarters on an AMD 64 SATA machine.
Everything is working fine!
Except that Labtec webcam. It shows in the infoenter of KDE in the USB section.
But whehn I try to access it with xawtv...
Do I need a driver?
How to install it?
Please help.

Old 12-28-2004, 06:07 PM   #2
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Here is a page with software that might work.

There is also this. I'm sure one of them works because I have been there and got a Labtec camera working myself. Just build and install the module and load it on boot from one of the /etc/rc.d scripts.
Old 03-06-2005, 03:01 PM   #3
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i cant figure out how to compile it. what were you saying about the boot?
Old 03-14-2005, 10:17 PM   #4
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How to intall a Labtec Webcam

I compiled and installed the spca5xx module as explained:
root@hal:/etc/rc.d# lsmod
Module Size Used by
spca5xx 286616 0
radeon 130004 2
pl2303 18628 0
ati_remote 11272 0
amd64_agp 9544 1
agpgart 29036 2 amd64_agp
Now I created the device:
mknod /dev/video1 c 81 1
Now when I execute the command:
root@hal:/dev# spcaview -f yuv -d /dev/video1
Spcaview version:0.41 date: 1:01:2005 (C)
Initializing SDL.
SDL initialized.
bpp 3 format 15
Using video device /dev/video1.
Initializing v4l.
ERROR opening V4L interface
: No such device
I get the message:
ERROR opening V4L interface
I tied to do the same on a different computer.
Same message:
ERROR opening V4L interface
What´s wrong?


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