Labtec webcam not recognize by cheese

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Labtec webcam not recognize by cheese

Postby csseur2 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:50 pm


this is my webcam: Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:0870 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Express

and works great in amsn or xawtv, but not on cheese, why?


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Re: Labtec webcam not recognize by cheese

Postby Husse » Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:22 pm

This is because cheese utilizes hal but the other apps do not
Create a file

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sudo touch /etc/hal/fdi/information/10-quickcam.fdi

Add the content

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video4linux  /dev/video0

you need sudo for that

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gksu gedit /etc/hal/fdi/information/10-quickcam.fdi

I don't guarantee that it works...
More info here ... bug/196811
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