Adventures in Devices
By Emmett on Sunday, October 22 2006, 15:55 - Permalink
Steps required to get Philips SPC900NC webcam to work under Ubuntu (Dapper-Drake) Linux:
- A big thank you to Saillard for putting in all the work for these drivers!
tar xjf pwc-v4l2-20061020-042701.tar.bz2 cd pwc-v4l2-20061020-042701
- if you try to run make now, it will fail because there's no /build or /source directory in /lib/module/`uname -r`
- so you need to get the kernel headers and softlink them in
sudo apt-get install linux-kernel-headers sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.15-27-386/ /lib/modules/2.6.15-27-386/build
- now make will work
make sudo make install modprobe pwc
- plug in webcam and test:
sudo apt-get install camorama camorama
I don't even want to talk about how many dead ends I had to go down to figure that out. At least I sort of understand how linux device support works now...