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  1. #1

    Cool Problems finding gspca

    On my quest to have a fully functional Skype run on Fedora 11, I have come across a package that will theoretically solve my camera problems: gspca

    I am trying to get this camera to work:

    Bus 006 Device 002: ID 045e:00f5 Microsoft Corp. LifeCam VX-3000

    A gspca man page i found claimed to support it. The issue is finding gspca.
    I read it was was contained in the livna repo

    I have added this repo :

    [root$this etc]# cd yum. repos.d
    [root$this yum.repos.d]# dir
    adobe-linux-i386.repo rpmfusion-free-updates.repo
    fedora-rawhide.repo rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo
    fedora.repo rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide.repo
    fedora-updates.repo rpmfusion-nonfree.repo
    fedora-updates-testing.repo rpmfusion-nonfree-updates.repo
    livna.repo rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing.repo

    but when i try to install gspca no pachage is found:

    [root$this yum.repos.d]# yum install gspca
    Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
    Setting up Install Process
    No package gspca available.
    Nothing to do

    I have spent a couple hours on google looking for alternatives but have only been able to find alot of links to missing pages.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    Boston, MA
    The package was probably discontinued, since, as of Fedora 10, the driver was included in the stock kernel.

    You can try this guide for Fedora 10, might work.
    dougsland - Linux: Fedora 10 - WebCam Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 + skype 2.0

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