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help istalling webcam

Postby gillmaharik » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:09 pm

I've got a new webcam and i can't get it to work under Mint (Elyssa). The manufacturer is "Silverline" and the Model is I CAM 830. It came with an installation disk that had drivers for Windows XP and for Linux. Under XP it works fine.Under Mint, nothing works - the LED doesn't light, Skype doesn't recognise it, etc. The readme file for the linux drivers says that it's a "SN9C201 Linux Driver Ver0.4" and that "This driver is compiled under Fedora Core 4.", so I don't know weather or not I can or should install them. I tried to install the SN9Cxxx drivers from http://www.linux-projects.org, and I get the error message: "Dependency is not satisfiable: linux-image-generic". According to my synaptic I have linux-image-generic version 2.6.24.16.18 installed.
Any help, please?

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Re: help istalling webcam

Postby Husse » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:30 am

It's not released for Hardy = Elyssa
There is a kernel problem obviously
Other resources are the opensource SN9C1XX and the obsolete GSPCA but that does not look promising
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Re: help istalling webcam

Postby gillmaharik » Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:00 pm

So is there anything I can do at the moment?

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Re: help istalling webcam

Postby donec » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:19 pm

Have you tried Cheese? Cheese is the only software that sees my webcam.
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Re: help istalling webcam

Postby atlef » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:51 am

See if this page gives you any answers. He maintains a large selection of the drivers for misc. cameras.

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Re: help installing webcam

Postby gillmaharik » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:40 am

Thanks to all those who tried to help.Unfortunately none of the drivers worked. I changed my webcam at the shop for the Trust WB-6250X, and it works out-of-the-box with Mint.
Now Cheese doesn't work, but I'll let it go for the meantime


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