Re: Using Logitech Quickcam on Debian 4.0
On Saturday 09 August 2008 08:14, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 11:37:47AM +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> > 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."
> > and
> > "qc-usb-utils
> > 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.
> no no not at all. you can use module assistant, I'd bet.I just
> checked, it is one of the packages you can build with
> at a minimum, you can do:
> aptitude install module-assistant
> m-a update
> m-a prepare
> m-a a-i qc-usb
> if all goes well, you'll be done.
> module-assistant also has a curses interface you can play with. Be
> sure to check out /usr/share/doc/module-assistant/HOWTO
> it's very easy.
Shachar Or | שחר אור