Setting up a webcam

Hello :wink:

I seldom use my Labtec webcam but used to add the community repository and add gspca driver to make it work.
I saw today that this repo only now have libv4l in it , is this enough to replace gspca driver ?
And if so is there and easy way to install it ? (apart from taking it on it’s site : home ) (also i saw that qc-usb can be used for some models …)

Could you please help me know which are the steps to identify which driver is supposed to be used for a webcam ?
lsusb ? how do you read it in human understandable language ?

thanks :wink:

Hi
So what is the output from lsusb, or /usr/sbin/hwinfo --camera need the id’s :wink:

Hi manchette_fr

The gspca drivers are included in the kernel

mdporobe -l|grep gspca

This list reports one Labtec entry

Labtec 	126 	0x046d 	0x0929 	Webcam Elch2 	? 	spca561a 	embedded 	Yes 	gbrg 	spca5xx

Does that match your device? Anyway, plug it in and note what is reported

dmesg|tail

It should probably be ready to work.

Hi
AFAIK gspca was dropped from the latest kernels…


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.37.6-0.7-desktop
up 5 days 0:22, 3 users, load average: 0.24, 0.20, 0.13
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 280.13

Ahh they are named gspca_<name> rather than just gspca. The id’s need
to be confirmed to see which one if it doesn’t auto detect.


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.37.6-0.7-desktop
up 5 days 0:26, 3 users, load average: 0.02, 0.12, 0.12
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 280.13

Ahh they are named gspca_<name> rather than just gspca. The id’s need
to be confirmed to see which one if it doesn’t auto detect.

Yes. (I’ve just checked my other laptop running with 2.6.37.6-0.7-desktop kernel, and they’re still there).