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kelby232
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:58 am    Post subject: <SOLVED>Acer Aspire ZG5 Webcam Woes Reply with quote

Hi everyone,
I can not for the life of me figure out how to get my webcam working on my netbook.
I am not sure what is needed so please tell me what to post and I will post them on here as quick as I can.
I am running gnome, x32 architecture, and my netbook is an acer aspire zg5.

Thank you everyone.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

most of these laptop webcams use the 'uvcvideo' driver

If you're already comfortable enough configuring your kernel, fire up menuconfig, hit the /forward slash to search, and search for "USB_VIDEO_CLASS"

Code:

Symbol: USB_VIDEO_CLASS [=n]
  │ Type  : tristate
  │ Prompt: USB Video Class (UVC)
  │   Defined at drivers/media/video/uvc/Kconfig:1
  │   Depends on: MEDIA_SUPPORT [=n] && VIDEO_CAPTURE_DRIVERS [=n] && VIDEO_V4L2 [=n] && V4L_USB_DRIVERS [=n] && USB [=y]
  │   Location:
  │     -> Device Drivers
  │       -> Multimedia support (MEDIA_SUPPORT [=n])
  │         -> Video capture adapters (VIDEO_CAPTURE_DRIVERS [=n])
  │           -> V4L USB devices (V4L_USB_DRIVERS [=n])


If you build this as a module, you should be able to modprobe uvcvideo, and so long as your regular user is in the 'video' group, running something like cheese should "just work". If you weren't already a member of the video group, you'll need to logout and log back in for the change to take effect.


Ifffff all of this is unfamiliar territory, give a shout, should be easy enough to talk you through it
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kelby232
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cach0rr0 wrote:
most of these laptop webcams use the 'uvcvideo' driver

If you're already comfortable enough configuring your kernel, fire up menuconfig, hit the /forward slash to search, and search for "USB_VIDEO_CLASS"

Code:

Symbol: USB_VIDEO_CLASS [=n]
  │ Type  : tristate
  │ Prompt: USB Video Class (UVC)
  │   Defined at drivers/media/video/uvc/Kconfig:1
  │   Depends on: MEDIA_SUPPORT [=n] && VIDEO_CAPTURE_DRIVERS [=n] && VIDEO_V4L2 [=n] && V4L_USB_DRIVERS [=n] && USB [=y]
  │   Location:
  │     -> Device Drivers
  │       -> Multimedia support (MEDIA_SUPPORT [=n])
  │         -> Video capture adapters (VIDEO_CAPTURE_DRIVERS [=n])
  │           -> V4L USB devices (V4L_USB_DRIVERS [=n])


If you build this as a module, you should be able to modprobe uvcvideo, and so long as your regular user is in the 'video' group, running something like cheese should "just work". If you weren't already a member of the video group, you'll need to logout and log back in for the change to take effect.


Ifffff all of this is unfamiliar territory, give a shout, should be easy enough to talk you through it


That did the trick.
Thank you very much!
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