Debian Stable, 3.14.15 kernel, Web cam and Google Hangouts
Debian Stable, latest mainline kernel and firmware. As recommended
elsewhere, verified that libv4l is installed:
# dpkg -l | grep v4l
ii libv4l-0:amd64 0.8.8-3
amd64 Collection of video4linux support libraries
I bought a webcam, and when I plug it in I get the following:
[ 1674.480146] usb 3-2: USB disconnect, device number 3
[ 1677.454756] usb 3-2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
[ 1678.416461] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1e4e, idProduct=0110
[ 1678.416476] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 1678.416484] usb 3-2: Product: USB2.0 Camera
[ 1678.416491] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: Etron Technology, Inc.
The Google Hangouts plug-in installed, and it seems to run, except it
has no video nor does it detect any video.
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