Re: Webcam setup
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On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 14:02:44 -0700
Amit Uttamchandani <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:41:32 -0400
> Frank McCormick <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I am trying to test a Webcam (it's recognized by the USB system) on
> > my Sid installation and am getting nowhere. The problem seems to be a
> > lack of a video device. The program webcam keeps complaining about
> > the lack of device video0. How do I create this device - my
> > understanding is it should have been created when the system
> > booted..or am I off-base ?
> Not sure if I'm correct but it only gets created on boot if you have
> the device specified under /etc/modules.
Shortly after I sent this I figured it out - the needed module gspca for
my particular web-cam (a Microsoft VX-3000) is in the repositories. When it
was installed, all the problems vanished. The video quality is kind of
crappy ( it is a Microsoft camera after all) but it does work.
Frank -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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