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I am trying to get a microsoft (my father bought it, he didn't ask me) working with kopete. I couldn't find drivers with a google search. Post suggestions please!...
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    micorosoft webcam drivers


    I am trying to get a microsoft (my father bought it, he didn't ask me) working with kopete. I couldn't find drivers with a google search. Post suggestions please!
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    I presume the WebCam gets connected via USB.

    Are you sure that a driver isn't already there for your WebCam?

    To check the USB connection, you could follow the hint given in the thread "problem with usb playstation adaptor" here in the same section.

    From the USB perspective, your camera behaves the same as this joystick.

    Try first disconnecting and reconnecting your camera and look at the last output of "dmesg".
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    The output of lsusb looks like
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp.
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:00f5 Microsoft Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    So I guess the webcam is recognized. The problem is that kopete won't detect I have the webcam connected
    As for the dmesg the last lines are
    usb 4-2: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
    usb 4-2: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
    usb 4-2: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
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    No, that's far too less. This output says only that the basic USB system can communicate with the device.

    But there is no driver in your kernel that USB could try to work with your WebCam.

    I don't have any experience with attaching WebCams to the system, but the roadmap is similar to what is in the another thread.

    You can read out the exact description what "cat /proc/bus/usb/devices" when your WebCam is in the USB port and with this description you have unfortunately to do a tedious Web search to find
    a) a driver
    or
    b) some hints from people with a similar problem.

    A starting point could be this

    http://www.linux.com/howtos/Webcam-HOWTO/hardware.shtml

    If you got a further question, simply post here again.
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