Cant use Crystal Eye webcam on my Acer Laptop with Fedora 9

Nicolae Ghimbovschi xfreebird at
Sat Jul 5 10:02:23 UTC 2008


On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 12:48 PM, Rohan Kulkarni <rohan.sjce at> wrote:
> Hello,
>        I have installed Fedora 9 on my Acer Aspire 4720 laptop. It
> has a Crystal Eye Webcam. But with Fedora 9 I cant use it. It is
> working fine with Windows XP. It is detected properly but doesn't
> work. I installed cheese and skype but the webcam doesn't work in
These don't provide webcam drivers.

You might try to install gspca , here you can find what chips it supports

# yum install gspca

> either of them.
> gstreamer-properties shows the default video input plugin as v4l2 and
> device as Acer CrystalEye webcam but the test for the webcam fails.
> What should I do to make the webcam work?
> Thank you
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