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  modprobe gspca
 
  modprobe gspca
 
Start gqcam again. Now it works.
 
Start gqcam again. Now it works.
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= How to use it =
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* to capture video streams, use the software ''streamer''.
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* to do video conferences, use ''ekiga''.
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* to watch your camera's input, use ''gqcam''.
  
 
= See also =
 
= See also =
 
* http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com/linux-driver-for-quickcam-usb-cameras-logitech-quickcam-fusion/
 
* http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com/linux-driver-for-quickcam-usb-cameras-logitech-quickcam-fusion/
 
* http://www.goldmann.de/webcam-linux_tipp_408.html
 
* http://www.goldmann.de/webcam-linux_tipp_408.html

Revision as of 19:26, 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.

Contents

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.

How to use it

  • to capture video streams, use the software streamer.
  • to do video conferences, use ekiga.
  • to watch your camera's input, use gqcam.

See also