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Hi, I'm new to Slackware and I'm trying to get my webcam installed (Logitech quickcam)... but I'm not sure how to do so. All of the information I've seen on ...
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    Installing Logitech Quickcam Fusion on Slack 12?


    Hi,

    I'm new to Slackware and I'm trying to get my webcam installed (Logitech quickcam)... but I'm not sure how to do so. All of the information I've seen on the web seems very disjoint so I don't know which driver(s) to use, whether I need to recompile the kernel, etc. If someone could tell me where to start, it would help tremendously.

    If I need V4L, is it installed by default on my kernel (2.6.21)? How can I check?

    Thanks

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    Can you post the output from
    Code:
    dmesg | tail
    Type this right after you insert the device cable.
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    You're interested in the last 3 lines I'm guessing...

    Code:
    bash-3.1$ dmesg | tail
    SoftMAC: Open Authentication completed with 00:11:50:68:95:15
    SoftMAC: Open Authentication completed with 00:11:50:68:95:15
    SoftMAC: Open Authentication completed with 00:11:50:68:95:15
    SoftMAC: Open Authentication completed with 00:11:50:68:95:15
    SoftMAC: Open Authentication completed with 00:11:50:68:95:15
    SoftMAC: Open Authentication completed with 00:11:50:68:95:15
    usb 1-3: USB disconnect, address 2
    usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
    usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device <unnamed> (046d:08c1)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnunamak
    You're interested in the last 3 lines I'm guessing...
    Yeah

    The 'unnamed' part of the output bothers me a bit, althouh the kernel seems to recognize the category of the device correctly. First, <su> and then <lsusb>
    Can you post the output from lsusb?


    Also important, what application are you using with the camera?
    And, what groups are you a member off (You don't need to post this, but check this for yourself nontheless) as webcam problems can be permission related. It could very well be that the device is already working, but your permissions are not set up correctly to use it.
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    Also important, what application are you using with the camera?
    And, what groups are you a member off (You don't need to post this, but check this for yourself nontheless) as webcam problems can be permission related. It could very well be that the device is already working, but your permissions are not set up correctly to use it.[/QUOTE]

    Here's the output from lsusb:
    Code:
    bash-3.1# lsusb
    Bus 1 Device 4: ID 046d:08c1 Logitech, Inc. 
    Bus 1 Device 1: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 3 Device 1: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 4 Device 1: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 2 Device 1: ID 0000:0000  
    Bus 5 Device 1: ID 0000:0000
    By the way, sometimes dmesg reads this:

    Code:
    bash-3.1# dmesg |tail
    3:3:3: cannot set freq 16000 to ep 0x86
    SoftMAC: Open Authentication completed with 00:14:6c:42:ab:4e
    usb 1-3: USB disconnect, address 3
    usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
    usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device <unnamed> (046d:08c1)
    uvcvideo: Failed to query (135) UVC control 1 (unit 0) : -110 (exp. 26).
    uvcvideo: Failed to query (129) UVC control 1 (unit 0) : -110 (exp. 26).
    uvcvideo: Failed to initialize the device (-5).
    4:3:3: cannot set freq 16000 to ep 0x86
    But if I unplug the camera and plug it back in, it displays what I posted before.

    I've added myself to the audio and video groups, but I'm not sure if there are others I should be in (and I've tried as root). This hasn't changed anything that I'm aware of. I've tried using kopete, ekiga, and skype, and all of these say there is no device found.

    Thanks for the help.

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