OK, so you are really and only using the backported gspca-driver.
Now I need another one:
This will give you a lot of output, you can scroll with the arrow keys and terminate it with q.
Now you only need to post the part about your webcam, it will look a little bit like this.
10: USB 00.0: 0000 Unclassified device
[Created at usb.122]
Unique ID: Mwf_.OZoUKCIKuw4
Parent ID: 2XnU.9T1GDCLyFd9
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb5/5-3/5-3:1.0
SysFS BusID: 5-3:1.0
Hardware Class: unknown
Model: "Chicony Electronics USB 2.0 Camera"
Vendor: usb 0x04f2 "Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd"
Device: usb 0xb109 "USB 2.0 Camera"
Serial ID: "SN0001"
Driver Modules: "uvcvideo"
Device File: /dev/input/input7
Speed: 480 Mbps
Module Alias: "usb:v04F2pB109d0494dcEFdsc02dp01ic0Eisc01ip00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: uvcvideo is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe uvcvideo"
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #7 (Hub)
If you use the “/”-key in less, type “gspca” and then hit <Enter> there, you will find it more easily.
Copy&paste that section, please.
So I presume the correct driver already existed in my OS.
Nope, the driver is taken from 2.6.28 (or 2.6.29, don’t remember at the moment) and was “backported” to 2.6.27, it does not exist in the standard kernel for OS 11.1, so installing the gspca-kmp package was crucial.
The problem with backports is always, that you very often have to change some code in the driver (aka “patch it”) so it compiles with another kernel version. Sometimes these patches are rather trivial and not very likely to break some stuff, sometimes they change a little more code or you have to disable some functions which are not present in the kernel version you are backporting the driver to.
So that’s why I wrote “I have no idea if that thing will work in 11.1”.