Logitech Quickcam Express (USB) Problem

Brandon W. Saxe brandon20va at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 29 22:34:16 UTC 2004

Your webcam probably isn't at the default /dev/video0.

$v4l-info /dev/video0
to see what's at /dev/video0
$v4l-info /dev/video1
to see what's at /dev/video1

You can keep querying /dev/video devices until you get the right one for
your quickcam.

Make sure that the usb device was found as well. usbtree can be used, I
think. You can also browse /proc/bus/usb to see if it's there. dmesg is
your friend as well as /var/log/messages.

once you found your webcam's /dev/video? location, you can probably
override the v4l device that's used by gnomemeeting or GIMP.

For example, using xawtv, I have to do
$xawtv -c /dev/video1

because my tv card driver was loaded after my webcam was.

On Tue, 2004-06-29 at 11:43, Murali Parth wrote:
> Hello List
> I downloaded the drivers for the above Webcam  and did
> an insmod of the module "quickca.ko" as well as
> "spca50x.o" from sourceforge.net.Already the module
> "usbcore" is loaded.However, when I open Gnomemeeting
> or GIMP it opens up my TV channels, but does not
> recognize the webcam.Could anyone let me know if any
> further steps are required ? 
> Murali
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