Webcam, dev/video ?

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at
Mon Feb 18 19:24:30 UTC 2008

I have a Logitech so-called "Webcam" that works with Windows XP but has 
never worked with any Fedora version I've tried.  Apparently it requires 
a driver gspcav and an application "v4l" both of which I have installed 
via yumex on an F-8 system.

The problem always seems to be that there is no /dev/video0 when tried 
with programs like camE, vlc, and ekiga.

lsusb shows it as:
Bus 002 Device oo2: ID 046d:0870 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express

I don't really need the camera but I have it and would like to make it work.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Bob Goodwin

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