Webcam on HP DV9000 series

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Nov 19 16:06:09 UTC 2007

Please don't top post - how are we supposed to have a conversation?

Gilles Gravier wrote:

>>> To get Ekiga on 7.10 to use UVC, you need to select V4L2, not V4L. V4L
>>> as far as I know doesn't understand UVC...
>>> Ekiga will use V4L by default, so you have to select the V4L2 interface
>>> for video and then when the next screen appears to select the actual
>>> device, you will have the UVC camera listed.
>> Yeah, I'd figured that from your previous post - and I don't _have_ a
>> V4L2
>> option, which explains it perfectly.  Now I have to figure out what I
>> need to get that...

> Plug a USB-VC camera in your laptop? :)

Apparently not.  I _have_ a UVC cam, and Kopete at least recognizes it, but
Ekiga doesn't give me a V4L2 option.

So I figured it was time to do something about it :-)

Googling 'ekiga "no v4l2"' gave me:

And from that, installing the libpt-plugins-v4l2 package made it work (ekiga
correctly doesn't _depend_ on this package, because it depends on one of 4
video plugins packages - and V4L is the default).  

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