[nSLUG] help with Logitech webcam

Jack Warkentin jwark at eastlink.ca
Tue Jun 26 17:24:46 ADT 2007

Hi Dan

I have a Z-Star Microelectronics Corp ZC0301 WebCam that came 
preinstalled on my AMD64 laptop, on which I am running Kubuntu 6.06 
with both UDEV and HAL installed and running.

There is a KDE application called kde-hal-device-manager in a package 
by the same name that gives a nice tree-structured view of all known 
devices on the system. For the webcam, this shows that both the 
device category and the linux subsystem are video4linux, and the 
special device file (controlled by UDEV) is /dev/vide0.

I used Synaptic to install several packages that looked as if they 
might be useful for using the webcam, one of which is called 
camorama (package name and application name the same). I tried several 
of those packages and got no joy until I tried camorama (that's with 
two m's, no n).

As soon as it started up it showed my by then smiling face on the 
laptop screen.

The lsmod command shows that there is a linux module called video 
loaded. However, I presume that that is an alias and I have been 
unable to find which actual driver module it corresponds to.

Hope the above helps.


On Tuesday 26 June 2007 15:13, ricardd at mathstat.dal.ca wrote:
> Hello,
> I have received a Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX and it works 
fine in
> XP. I'd like to use it in Linux as well but I haven't managed to get 
it to
> work yet. Could someone tell me what I should do next? So far I have
> (kubuntu 6.10):
> 1 - installed package "camstream"
> 2 - installed package "qc-usb-utils"
> When I invoke "lsusb", the camera shows up:
> >lsusb
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:08d7 Logitech, Inc.
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> but when I start the camstream application, nothing appears in the
> "Device" menu.
> There is certainly a step I'm missing here. Help appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Dan
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Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at eastlink.ca
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