Getting Skype webcam working
k5di at zianet.com
Fri Feb 8 21:38:42 UTC 2008
Karl Larsen wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>> I have a good webcam coming and the
>>> one I have that works just fine on WindowsXT gives you this on Linux:
>>> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:08f6 Logitech, Inc.
>>> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>>> It appears that all the device sends is the company name. I hope the one
>>> I am buying will send more to Linux.
>> No, that's all Linux needs: 046d:08f6
>>> As for Google lists, they are the single most confusing things I
>>> have looked at. They are VERY poor. It told me nothing.
>> It's nothing to do with google "lists" - I'm just suggesting all you need to
>> do is google for "046d:08f6". A quick glance shows that other people have
>> problems with the same device and the very first link shows two solutions
>> (one for Slackware, one for Gentoo) - so it should be no harder to make it
>> work under Ubuntu.
> I have d/l the tarball that is supposed to make a kernel module that
> will work. Let me work with the tarball and see if it is possible to put
> this module in Ubuntu. I must say that making a new module and getting
> it into the current kernel is tricky business and to be honest I have no
> idea how to do it.
The tarball is good but for some reason it fails to load the new
kernel module even after apt-get install some asked for additional
software. It is possible this stuff it for other kernel models. I need
to check all this out. And the tarball is for a Red Hat version.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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