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    can't find the drivers for u-cam new878 webcam can you help me please my webcam is new but I misplaced the disc that came with it.

    Thank you so much in advance

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    Thumbs up can't find the drivers for u-cam new878 webcam

    can't find the drivers for u-cam ne878 webcam can you help me please my webcam is new but I misplaced the disc that came with it.

    Thank you so much in advance

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    Default Re: can't find the drivers for u-cam new878 webcam

    On 2011-06-05 19:36, MATHERSONPHOTOGRAHY wrote:
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    > can't find the drivers for u-cam ne878 webcam can you help me please my
    > webcam is new but I misplaced the disc that came with it.


    Please do not ask questions in this subforum.

    This one if dedicated for writing documentation, howtos. Where YOU explain
    to US how to do things. Not where you ask.

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    Default Re: can't find the drivers for u-cam new878 webcam

    SORRY IT'S MY FIRST DAY AND STILL TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT I'M TRYING TO GET HELP IN FINDING THE NE878 WEB CAM BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO POST IT

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    Default Re: can't find the drivers for u-cam new878 webcam

    On 06/06/2011 07:36 AM, MATHERSONPHOTOGRAHY wrote:
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    > SORRY IT'S MY FIRST DAY AND STILL TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT I'M TRYING TO
    > GET HELP IN FINDING THE NE878 WEB CAM BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO POST IT
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    >


    please don't SHOUT!

    please PM a monitor and ask them to move this thread to a help forum
    (like install-boot-login or hardware), before you post again to this
    thread..

    and, have a look here: http://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Web_cameras

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    Default Re: can't find the drivers for u-cam new878 webcam

    I am going to lock this thread and move it to Hardware .

    I ask that both WEB based and NNTP users do NOT reply to this thread in the "how-to-faq" forum area, until AFTER it has been moved to the 'hardware' section.

    I will post again when it has been moved which will make it clear to all (including clear to NNTP users). This 'slow' process for the move is necessary as to make it easier for NNTP users.

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    Default Re: can't find the drivers for u-cam new878 webcam

    Quote Originally Posted by MATHERSONPHOTOGRAHY View Post
    can't find the drivers for u-cam ne878 webcam can you help me please my webcam is new but I misplaced the disc that came with it.

    Thank you so much in advance
    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 06/06/2011 07:36 AM, MATHERSONPHOTOGRAHY wrote:
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    > SORRY IT'S MY FIRST DAY AND STILL TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT I'M TRYING TO
    > GET HELP IN FINDING THE NE878 WEB CAM BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO POST IT
    >
    >


    please don't SHOUT!

    please PM a monitor and ask them to move this thread to a help forum
    (like install-boot-login or hardware), before you post again to this
    thread..

    and, have a look here: HCL:Web cameras - openSUSE
    This thread has now been moved from the HOW-TO-FAQ area where it was inappropriately posted, to the hardware section.

    Both web based and NNTP users are invited to reply to this thread for support now that it has been moved to hardware. Thankyou for your patience during the move.

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    Default Re: can't find the drivers for u-cam new878 webcam

    Quote Originally Posted by MATHERSONPHOTOGRAHY View Post
    can't find the drivers for u-cam ne878 webcam can you help me please my webcam is new but I misplaced the disc that came with it.

    Thank you so much in advance
    @ User MATHERSONPHOTOGRAHY

    Please run the command from a terminal:
    Code:
    lsusb
    That will list your USB devices detected by your PC's openSUSE. Please post here the webcam line in the output.
    I suspect that line will be something like:
    Code:
    Bus 00x Device 00y: ID 0c45:6270 Microdia U-CAM PC Camera NE878
    where you will have different values for x and y

    The first place I check for web cam compatibility is here: HCL:Web cameras - openSUSE

    I note it is not listed as UVC compatible in the Linux UVC driver & tools page, which is too bad as IMHO UVC compatible webcams tend to work the best with openSUSE. I note it is not listed as spca/gspca compatible in the http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html page.

    Further down in the openSUSE page is this section: HCL:Web cameras - openSUSE which refers to the 0c45:6270 webcam. Unfortunately that page is out of date ! (someone needs to update it for new openSUSE versions as it refers to openSUSE-11.0 !! )

    More accurately, the driver for that device was maintained here: testing-microdia-driver-draft - microdia | Google Groups but this driver has been deprecated in favor of the sn9c20x sub-driver that is now included in the mainline kernel (2.6.31 or higher). The latest source can be obtained from v4l-dvb: log .

    However there is no need for you to go to the latest source code.

    For openSUSE-11.3 and openSUSE-11.4 this driver (and webcam) should 'just work' with your openSUSE.

    Do you have v4l, v4l1, and v4l2 apps installed ?

    Have you tried running wxcam (or other webcam app) to see if it 'just works' ?

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