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Thomas Kaiser wrote:
> David Vincent wrote:
>> And it isn't on the list here:
> If it is not in this list it wont work with gspca ;-(
Right. Afaik I am sol.
> You need the linux-headers to compile the gspca from source, but this has
> nothing to do with the cam. If the cam is supported by gspca and Ubuntu has an
> older version of gspca in the dist, you have to get the source from the gspca
> website and compile by your self, _then_ you need linux-headers.
Right - I'm not compiling anything here, headers are useless to me in
this context, I am not any further along in getting this thing working.
> We have to know what chipset your cam is using. There are a lot of Howto's,
> forum post and mail archives around how you can find it out.
Ok, I'll start digging. Any pointers to save me time are welcome.
> Usually, the Linux drivers (kernel modules) do not depend to a particular made
> or model. They just support a certain chipset.
> You can have the same cam from some companies with different chipset inside. The
> cam looks the same as the cam you just bought 2 weeks ago, but the new cam does
> not work (that's, how they make money. They just buy the cheapest chipset they
> get. The Windoz customer does not recognize this, because the cam looks the same
> and it works) .
Which is exactly where this camera came from - it was bought at my last
job to be a cheap web cam for testing of the (windows-based)
video-conferencing/sip/voip app product we were building. It worked
fine under Windows. It doesn't work at all under Linux save for the
little green light which comes on when you plug it in.
It seems of ALL my random hardware (and there's quite a variety here)
this is the ONLY device Ubuntu/Linux doesn't want to play nice with. I
don't blame them, I just hate getting 99% on a test.
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