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I have a webcam (Creative Video Blaster WebCam 5) and i want to know if there is any way of getting it to work with RedHat 9. I read on ...
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    Digital & Webcam Problems


    I have a webcam (Creative Video Blaster WebCam 5) and i want to know if there is any way of getting it to work with RedHat 9. I read on the internet that theoretically support for this camera is possible but there was no drivers on that page or instruction how to install it. I also have a digital camera (Kodak Easyshare DX 4330) which i want to be able to use under linux. I read the list of supported cameras in gphoto2 and it is not in the list but DX 4900 is. I also tried an app that autodetects my camera but when it finds a generic model camera it then says failed to open camera.
    Is there any way of making these 2 things to work? These are the only two pieces of hardware (apart from my speedtouch usb dsl modem) i haven't yet managed to install under Linux and i have to use them only in windows.

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    Both that webcam and the digicam connect to the computer using USB, right? Could you make sure that both are plugged in properly and then post the output of "cat /proc/bus/usb/devices"?

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    [dimitris@localhost dimitris]$ cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
    T: Bus=02 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 2
    B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0
    D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
    P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 0.00
    S: Product=USB UHCI Root Hub
    S: SerialNumber=d000
    C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr= 0mA
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
    E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=255ms
    T: Bus=02 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
    D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
    P: Vendor=040a ProdID=0555 Rev= 1.00
    S: Manufacturer=Eastman Kodak Company
    S: Product=KODAK EasyShare DX4330 Zoom Digital Camera
    S: SerialNumber=KCKAX24216117
    C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr= 2mA
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=06(still) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
    E: Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
    E: Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=16ms
    T: Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#= 1 Spd=12 MxCh= 2
    B: Alloc= 0/900 us ( 0%), #Int= 0, #Iso= 0
    D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
    P: Vendor=0000 ProdID=0000 Rev= 0.00
    S: Product=USB UHCI Root Hub
    S: SerialNumber=d400
    C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=40 MxPwr= 0mA
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
    E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=255ms
    T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
    D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
    P: Vendor=06b9 ProdID=4061 Rev= 0.00
    S: Manufacturer=ALCATEL
    S: Product=Speed Touch USB
    S: SerialNumber=0090D02B00FD
    C:* #Ifs= 3 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=500mA
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
    E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 16 Ivl=50ms
    I: If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
    I: If#= 1 Alt= 1 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
    E: Ad=06(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
    E: Ad=07(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
    E: Ad=87(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
    I: If#= 1 Alt= 2 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
    E: Ad=06(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 32 Ivl=0ms
    E: Ad=07(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 32 Ivl=0ms
    E: Ad=87(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
    I: If#= 1 Alt= 3 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
    E: Ad=06(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 16 Ivl=0ms
    E: Ad=07(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 16 Ivl=0ms
    E: Ad=87(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
    I: If#= 2 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
    E: Ad=05(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 8 Ivl=0ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 8 Ivl=0ms
    T: Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=02 Dev#= 3 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
    D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
    P: Vendor=041e ProdID=400c Rev= 0.02
    S: SerialNumber=0169000035018000
    C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr=500mA
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=Philips webcam
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=32ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 0 Ivl=1ms
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 1 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=Philips webcam
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=32ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 196 Ivl=1ms
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 2 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=Philips webcam
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=32ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 292 Ivl=1ms
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 3 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=Philips webcam
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=32ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 448 Ivl=1ms
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 4 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=Philips webcam
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=32ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 592 Ivl=1ms
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 5 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=Philips webcam
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=32ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 704 Ivl=1ms
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 6 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=Philips webcam
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=32ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 776 Ivl=1ms
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 7 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=Philips webcam
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=32ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 840 Ivl=1ms
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 8 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=Philips webcam
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=32ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 896 Ivl=1ms
    I: If#= 0 Alt= 9 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=Philips webcam
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=32ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 960 Ivl=1ms
    I: If#= 0 Alt=10 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=Philips webcam
    E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 1 Ivl=32ms
    E: Ad=85(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 960 Ivl=1ms
    [dimitris@localhost dimitris]$

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    Typical... I was hoping that the digicam would be using the mass storage protocol, but apparently, it's using the still image protocol, and I have no experience with that one.

    You do seem to have a driver installed for the webcam, though. Is that something that you have installed yourself or did it come with the distribution?

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    It came with the distribution (Red Hat 9). If there is a driver installed why can't i use my webcam? Is there a programm like windows netmeeting that i can test my webcam to see if it works under Linux?
    Thanks for your quick ansewers to all my questions!

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    I haven't actually used a webcam on Linux, so I'm not sure about anything with them, but I believe that they use the V4L interface. Try installing xawtv to see if you can get anything.

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