quickcam webcam broke

I am running opensuse 11.1 x86_64. I have a logitech quickcam that used to work in 10.3, but has failed to work since 11.0. (I was hoping the 11.1 would make it work.) With the new kernel, I’m not sure what needs loaded. I installed the quickcam module through yast (not the pae version). And my /dev/video* are not created. Even when I try to do a mknod or MAKEDEV, it disappears by the time I log out of root. I’m really out of ideas. It sure appears as though the camera is recognized according to dmesg and the sound driver even recognizes the microphone it has built in. Can anyone give me sanity?

Thanks in advance

I’ve never gotten a webcam to work with Linux… but if you have, What software are you trying to use to run it? Sorry I can’t be of more help!

It used to work just fine under linux with Suse 10.3 and less. I have used kopete from kde 3.X and cheese and some others. Currently running on KDE 4.1.X (opensuse 11.1) and even when trying cheese, it fails. From what I can tell now is that /dev/video, /dev/video0 and so forth are not created. When I try to run gqcam, cheese or anything from a console window, it states that the /dev/video does not exist. Didn’t get much information from gstreamer-properties. Not sure about it since it is my first time using it. All the other information from lsusb, dmesg and such shows that the webcam is recognized and present. I think if I could solve the /dev issue that it may work. (I really don’t want to move to a new webcam since I only use it once in a while.)

Think this is a kde issue as mine works fine with amsn.
Read that others have had problems with keopete and gaim