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= Approach 1 =
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You just want to see a video stream from your webcam to see it is working correctly, right? Then this article is for you.
http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com/linux-driver-for-quickcam-usb-cameras-logitech-quickcam-fusion/
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= Approach 2 =
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= What to buy =
Go to http://www.goldmann.de/webcam-linux_tipp_408.html and search for qc-usb-messenger at google because the link is stale
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Buy the Logitech Quickcam messenger. Other webcams might work as well, but this article wants to give an exact description about one way that works. Use SUSE Linux 11. Other distributions might work as well.
  
= Approach 3 =
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= What to call =
Use gqcam from
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Install gqcam
 
  yast -i gqcam
 
  yast -i gqcam
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call gqcam
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gqcam
 
result:
 
result:
 
  /dev/video: No such file or directory
 
  /dev/video: No such file or directory
=> very poor! It does not even give a recommendation what I should do.
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=> very poor! It does not even give a recommendation what to do. But here is it. Load the webcam driver
 
  modprobe gspca
 
  modprobe gspca
=> now it works
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Start gqcam again. Now it works.
  
= Approach 4 =  
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= See also =
yast -i uvcvideo
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* http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com/linux-driver-for-quickcam-usb-cameras-logitech-quickcam-fusion/
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* http://www.goldmann.de/webcam-linux_tipp_408.html

Revision as of 20:24, 8 October 2008

You just want to see a video stream from your webcam to see it is working correctly, right? Then this article is for you.

What to buy

Buy the Logitech Quickcam messenger. Other webcams might work as well, but this article wants to give an exact description about one way that works. Use SUSE Linux 11. Other distributions might work as well.

What to call

Install gqcam

yast -i gqcam

call gqcam

gqcam

result:

/dev/video: No such file or directory

=> very poor! It does not even give a recommendation what to do. But here is it. Load the webcam driver

modprobe gspca

Start gqcam again. Now it works.

See also