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Need a driver for your SPCA-based webcam?



By: coolguys

January 26, 2006 12:00 am

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PROBLEM: I recently bought a SPCA based webcam, is there a driver? If so, where to download it and install it?

SOLUTION: Well, you’re in luck. There are drivers for all SPCA based webcams. Simply go to:

http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html

Follow the steps below to compile and install your webcam driver.

If you’re not sure if your webcam is a SPCA, check here: http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

Happy webcamming!

EXAMPLE:

  1. Decompress it with ark or any decompression software you wish to use.
  2. Open up you konsole (console).
  3. Change your directory to the one where you unzipped the files.
  4. Type make into the command prompt.
  5. After type sudo make install into the command prompt.
  6. Reboot your system.
  7. Insert webcam.
  8. You’re done!

ENVIRONMENT: SUSE Linux 9.3+
make
gcc
kernel-sources
Root priviledges

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Disclaimer: As with everything else at SUSE Conversations, this content is definitely not supported by SUSE (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).  It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.

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