Problem installing Creative Webcam Live! Ultra
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Tue Mar 28 23:07:54 UTC 2006
John Schofield Wrote:
> I'm testing several webcams for my company. I'm running Ubuntu 5.10
> with all updates.
> A Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 showed up in GnomeMeeting with no
> problems -- worked flawlessly.
> However, I'm having a little more trouble with Creative Webcam Live!
> Ultra. Which stinks, because its lens characteristics are better for
> our purposes.
> Creative does not support Linux directly, but do point to a web page
> with pointers to open-source, non-Creative drivers:
> Although my camera is not listed, the closest match seemed to be the
> Spca5xx project at:
> They list several Creative cameras, including one "Live!" one, but
> not the Ultra.
> Because it seemed like a close match and *might* work, I downloaded
> their package and attempted to install it.
> Their instructions say you need to have a kernel source tree:
> "Module compile outside the kernel tree but need the source of your
> kernel installed and configured.
> be sure your kernel include usb and v4l stuff"
> So I ran "apt-get install kernel-package-2.6.12-10" and then
> "fakeroot make-kpkg --revision=bogus.0 kernel_image"
> When I run "make" from inside the "spca5xx-20060301" folder, I get
> the following output:
> "Building SPCA5XX driver for 2.5/2.6 kernel.
> Remember: you must have read/write access to your kernel source
> make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build SUBDIRS=/home/dakim/
> spca5xx-20060301 CC=cc modules
> make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.12-10-386/build: No such file or
> directory. Stop.
> make: *** [default] Error 2"
> My questions:
> 1) Am I doing this the right way? Is there a better way of getting
> this camera working with Ubuntu?
> 2) Would Dapper have better support for my camera?
> 3) If I'm going about this the right way in general, what am I
> missing when I attempt to compile the spca5xx driver?
> Thanks very much!
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The correct way to do it is here:
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