Sleven wrote:Doruletz, just a small follow up on my experience with your tutorial
I was so pleased at how well everything worked yesterday getting my old, very cheap Gearhead cam to work in Mint, that today I went and bought a new HD webcam (Logitech c270H) to replace the cam I've been using. I unplugged the old cam, plugged up in the new one and booted up. Tried to start v4l2ucp and got the following error message.
Unable to open: /dev/video0 no such file or directory
I thought, "oh crap, what do I do now". I looked for a solution for a while but couldn't find an answer. I wanted to see how the new cam worked so I booted up Windows and installed all the software. Played with it for a while and decided that the improved video quality was worth the effort to find a program that would work in Mint.
Rebooted Mint and opened Firefox which reloaded all the pages that I had open. By chance the last page I was on was the google setting page used to verify my video feed, and "ba da bing" I had a live feed. v4l2ucp now opens with no error message and I suppose the command line, "LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so firefox", I used last night now works with the new webcam. Thanks again for a great tutorial.
I'm glad I could help and also happy for your success.
I only wish that everybody else will take the time to share their knowledge and experience with others. It will greatly benefit the Linux Mint comunity and maybe attract more people to Linux Mint.