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paul posted @ Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:52:58 +0800 in about debian with tags Logitech Webcam Debian Webcam Linux model-assistant , 5464 readers

1. Build the quickcam kernel module -- the easiest way

The module-assitant is a tool for building Debian kernel module from source. With the help of module-assitant, the needed module can be built without building the whole kernel. It fetches module-source package that have been prepared for the Debian via apt and produeces the *.deb package.

1.1 Install module-assitant

# aptitude install module-assistant

1.2 Download needed kernel headers and tools

# m-a prepare

1.3 Check the sources.list if the contrib and non-free repositories are included.

1.4 Build the quickcam kernel module

# m-a a-i qc-usb-source

1.5 Check if the /dev/video0 node is created

2. Install camera software

# aptitude camorama

3. Plug the webcam into usb and startup the camorama. If everything goes well, you should see the picture captured in the application window.

It works like a charm.  ;-)

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