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Re: Using Logitech Quickcam on Debian 4.0

On Sat, 9 Aug 2008, Shachar Or wrote:

there is both a gspca-source and gspca-modules-... packages. IIRC, the
spca5xx is being replaced upstream...

All this talk about spca... Isn't there a quickcam specific driver? I know
there is... qc-usb-source is the package. I used for some logitech quickcam
some time ago.

That's what I thought, when I was reading the list of packages found by Synaptic, when I searched for webcam.

However, ... we are all of differing levels of Debian system administration competency, and I rely on packages being "ready to go" - either using Synaptic to download and install a package, and then expecting for it to be ready to use, or, using apt-get install, or, downloading a package and using dpkg -i . But, not having to compile and build a package.

I found
"The qc-usb-source package is a skeleton for creating a kernel module
to drive Logitech's QuickCam Express webcam and other webcams with
similar chipsets."
Utility programs for the qc-usb kernel module
Utilities to tweak paramters of your QuickCam Express or similar
webcam. These programs are completely useless without a
qc-usb-modules package."

That sounds like that needs a kernel build to use - much too advanced for me.

I also kave gqcam installed, and gspca-modules-2.6.18-6-686 and webcam, webcamd and webcam-server.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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 you'll know what the answer means."
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  Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
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