Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 Webcam -Video I problem

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at uni-bielefeld.de
Thu Sep 30 23:25:31 UTC 2004

Am Fr, den 01.10.2004 schrieb M Daniel R M um 1:03:

> Does it need the pwc module loaded for proper working, right?

Using google: yes.

- http://www.sslug.dk/~chlor/webcam/
- http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/linux/webcam.html

> How can I check if I have the pwcx installed? Is it necessary for webcam
> apps or maybe can pwc manage the device by itselt? It would explain why
> camorama works perfectly (supposing pwcx not really installed).

The pwcx author recently closed his site because the kernel guys decided
to kick out the pwc module because they don't want to support non open
source software directly with the Linux kernel. Details on the pwc /
pwcx author's position: http://www.smcc.demon.nl/webcam/

> Is there (or was, in the past) a way to get the pwcx portion via yum or
> apt? If not, it is sure I don't have it installed.

No, it is not and never was.

You need to get the last pwcx tarball and compile the module into your
kernel. The pwc.ko module comes with the latest FC2 kernel. The steps
are described in the README coming with the pwcx tarball.

> Daniel Rodríguez



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