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StephenH
13th August 2005, 08:48 PM
Has anyone benn successful in getting a Logitech QuicCam IM working in Fedora Core 4 (or any Fedora version)?

vendor ID: 048d
Product ID: 08a0
Rev. #: 1

The above information does show when using usbview, so I know it is being detected.

If so, can you point me in the right direction for a driver?

Thanks,

Stephen

jtang613
14th August 2005, 02:00 PM
I have a Quickcam Express that works using the qc-usb drivers. However, that provider suggests his drivers won't for for the Quickcam Messenger.

I was able to find a promising site. Try this page: http://home.mag.cx/messenger/

hth,
Jason

StephenH
14th August 2005, 11:13 PM
I have a Quickcam Express that works using the qc-usb drivers. However, that provider suggests his drivers won't for for the Quickcam Messenger.

I was able to find a promising site. Try this page: http://home.mag.cx/messenger/

hth,
Jason

Hi Jason,

Unfortunately, the QuickCam IM (Product ID 08a0) is not listed as one of the ones that will work. I think I will give up on this one and count is as a learning experience :(

Now, does anyone have information on an inexpensive webcam that will work (brand and model, please)?

jtang613
14th August 2005, 11:33 PM
Well, the Quickcam Express and Quickcam Messenger appear to work ;)

The qc-usb wepage also has a brief list of supported webcams:
http://qce-ga.sourceforge.net/

Jason

StephenH
15th August 2005, 12:33 AM
Well, the Quickcam Express and Quickcam Messenger appear to work ;)

The qc-usb wepage also has a brief list of supported webcams:
http://qce-ga.sourceforge.net/

Jason

I think that the spca5xx driver has been improved since the last time I looked at it. I just downloaded spca5xx-20050701.tar.gz, followed the instructions, and now it works! :D

I didn't get spcaview yet, but I tried it with Gnommeeting, and it is working fine there. The picture quality is quite nice. :)

I appreciate your encouragement. I was about to find a new home for this one. Thanks.

domlayfield
7th September 2005, 12:16 AM
I just bought a Logitech QuickCam IM. Same USB vendor/product ID's as yours.

Took quite a bit of searching around on the net to find a driver. What you want is the spca5xx driver.
Have a look for it here: http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

As soon as I installed the driver, the webcam worked perfectly for me.

Hope that helps...
-- Dom

megalomania
1st December 2007, 05:43 PM
hi all,
i'm a linux newbie.
i'm trying to use Logitech QuickCam IM on my IGN-distro (kernel 2.6.15-1.2054_IGN1), which is based on Fedora. i downloaded the Spca5xx driver from http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca50x/Download/gspcav1-20070508.tar.gz.

after extracting the file, i got these in the extracted folder:
-rw-r--r-- 1 grace grace 3569 May 8 2007 changelog
drwxr-xr-x 2 grace grace 4096 May 8 2007 Conexant
drwxr-xr-x 2 grace grace 4096 May 8 2007 decoder
drwxr-xr-x 2 grace grace 4096 May 8 2007 Etoms
-rwx------ 1 grace grace 919 May 7 2006 gspca_build
-rw------- 1 grace grace 124897 May 8 2007 gspca_core.c
-rw------- 1 grace grace 13983 May 8 2007 gspca.h
-rwx------ 1 grace grace 1957 May 8 2007 Makefile
-rw-r--r-- 1 grace grace 1672 May 8 2007 Makefile.kld
drwxr-xr-x 2 grace grace 4096 May 8 2007 Mars-Semi
drwxr-xr-x 2 grace grace 4096 May 8 2007 Pixart
drwxr-xr-x 2 grace grace 4096 May 8 2007 Sonix
drwxr-xr-x 2 grace grace 4096 May 8 2007 Sunplus
drwxr-xr-x 2 grace grace 4096 May 8 2007 Sunplus-jpeg
drwxr-xr-x 2 grace grace 4096 May 8 2007 Transvision
drwxr-xr-x 2 grace grace 4096 May 8 2007 utils
drwxr-xr-x 2 grace grace 4096 May 8 2007 Vimicr

and i have no idea of what to do next to get the driver running. any help please?
thanks in advance.

StephenH
2nd December 2007, 05:30 AM
Delete spca5xx and look for the current version of gspcav1 instead. The spca5xx drivers are no longer current. Gspcav1 is the current (and working) driver and will work for the QuickCam IM. I know, because mine is working fine with it.

Get gspcav1 from this site: http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html

Once you get the file downloaded and extracted, execute the following commands as root within the gspcav1 directory:

make clean
make
make install

You will need to have some development tools installed as well as kernel-devel. If you have those, then the driver will be compiled and installed. Once you reboot, you should see the light on the QuickCam IM light up, and camstream (or other video applications) should have the camera show up.

I am assuming that you have already discovered how to work as root by entering "su -" (minus the quote marks) at a terminal prompt and giving the root password. I am also assuming you know how to change to the appropriate directory in order to install the driver. Since you state that you are a Linux newbie, I am not sure just how much experience you have with basics.

StephenH

megalomania
12th December 2007, 07:11 PM
You will need to have some development tools installed as well as kernel-devel.
StephenH
thanks, but what are those tools?

StephenH
13th December 2007, 03:42 AM
If you have gcc installed, then you probably have all the tools you need. If not, then installing gcc should pull in whatever it needs to work.

Stephen