Webcam, dev/video ?

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at
Mon Feb 18 19:38:25 UTC 2008

Bob Goodwin wrote:
> 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.

is the module loaded?  If so, what does it log to /var/log/messages when
it loads?

> Bob Goodwin

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