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jody
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED]How to get an external webcam running? Reply with quote

Hi
I have a Logitech C270 HD Webcam.
Apparently this is supported by Linux UVC: lsusb returns 046d:0825 and this code is listed in the Linux UVC supported cameras.

I have also emerged luvcview.

But now when i plug the cam era in and type luvcview, i get an error:
Code:
jody@raven ~ $ luvcview
luvcview 0.2.6

SDL information:
  Video driver: x11
  A window manager is available
Device information:
  Device path:  /dev/video0
ERROR opening V4L interface: No such file or directory


Similarly, when i run "Cheese webcam booth" i get the message "No device found"

Can someone help me get the camera to run?
Thank You
Jody


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you compiled the UVC kernel modules ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion.
I set the following kernel options:
Code:
CONFIG_MEDIA_CAMERA_SUPPORT=y
CONFIG_MEDIA_USB_SUPPORT=y
CONFIG_USB_VIDEO_CLASS=m
CONFIG_USB_VIDEO_CLASS_INPUT_EVDEV=y
CONFIG_SND_USB=y
CONFIG_SND_USB_AUDIO=m

then rebuilt the kernel and rebooted.
Now it works!

Thanks
Jody
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