On Tuesday 12 December 2006 7:09 am, Ric Moore wrote:
On Sun, 2006-12-10 at 10:52 +0000, Keith Powell wrote:
> I did the kmod-gspca as you suggested, but there is no
> difference. The web cam still isn't found. If it's of any
> importance, there are no 'video' folder or files in /dev.
> I have also tried twice doing new installations on a spare hard
> drive and trying to install the web cam again, with, and without
> the kernel version. No success. That is why I haven't sent this
> reply earlier.
> I'm completely at a loss what to do next, as I *don't* want to
> fire XP up every time I want to use the web cam.
Did you get it running yet? Ric
After *very* many hours of trying, I have come to a complete halt in
trying to get it working.
I have looked at the mailing lists and forums of other distros, and
they all appear to be having a lot of problems getting webcams to
work. So it isn't just a Fedora problem.
My webcam wants to use /dev/video, but there isn't one! I have no idea
how to create one. In fact, I have tried several other distros on my
"experimenting" hard drive, and none of the create a /dev/video
folder. I am coming to the conclusion that, until I can get
a /dev/video folder and file, there is no chance of my camera
What's very frustrating is that, when I bought the camera, I read on
other lists, that it worked "out of the box" in Linux.
I ran installation CD with XP, and five minutes later, the camera was
working and properly set up. GRRRRR!
Unless someone can offer me any other advice, I am afraid it's back to
XP whenever I want to use the webcam.
Sorry I couldn't be more positive.