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A short how-to on installing the Microsoft VX-1000 webcam (and possibly other webcams as well) in Linux

1. Check that the webcam is recognized with:

# lsusb
 
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:00f7 Microsoft Corp. LifeCam VX-1000

2. Download the gspca driver from: linuxtv.org

# wget http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/archive/tip.tar.gz


3. Navigate to the directory where you saved the driver and extract it:

# tar zxvf v4l [tab]


4 Enter the new directory and the v4l subfolder:

# cd v4l [tab]

# cd v4l


5. #make


If make returns errors edit the .config created in the same directory and change:


CONFIG_DVB_FIREDTV=m

to


CONFIG_DVB_FIREDTV=n


save and run make again.


6 # sudo make install


7. Blacklist the sn9c102 module by editing /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-custom and adding:

blacklist sn9c102


Save and reboot.


Your webcam should work now.

I spent a lot of time trying to get the microphone to work, unfortunately with no luck.




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