Trying to install pwc update for logitech cam

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Trying to install pwc update for logitech cam

Post by mc » Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:15 am

Got Zoneminder installed, just want one of my webcams (logitech zoom) to work :oops:

I have been to http://www.saillard.org/linux/pwc and downloaded, unpacked and removed any existing pwc.ko files from the modules.

Next I try the #make command and i am getting:

# make
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/build SUBDIRS=/root/Desktop/pwc-10.0.7a modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [default] Error 2


I see that the instructions say the compile needs the source of my actual kernal to be installed. I see no build folder in /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/ so I guessed that was the problem. I then rebooted, starting using an older kernal that had the build and source folders in lib/modules/ , however when running the make command I still had errors, not exactly the same as the above (it seemed to get further), but still no good.

Can anyone help me in this procedure as I must be doing something wrong somewhere?

Just to add, here is my sbin/lsmod report:

# lsmod
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 28293 1
lp 13129 0
parport 39176 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 26437 0
i2c_dev 10689 0
i2c_core 21569 1 i2c_dev
sunrpc 159749 1
ipt_REJECT 5441 1
ipt_state 1985 5
ip_conntrack 42265 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 2881 1
ip_tables 20289 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
video 15685 0
button 6609 0
battery 9285 0
ac 4805 0
snd_usb_audio 67329 2
snd_usb_lib 15681 1 snd_usb_audio
md5 4161 1
ipv6 262209 14
ohci_hcd 25313 0
pwc 49469 0
videodev 9537 1 pwc
snd_ens1371 29473 2
gameport 17993 1 snd_ens1371
snd_rawmidi 28897 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_ens1371
snd_seq_device 8781 1 snd_rawmidi
snd_ac97_codec 76217 1 snd_ens1371
snd_pcm_oss 51697 0
snd_mixer_oss 17729 3 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 97097 4 snd_usb_audio,snd_ens1371,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 31557 1 snd_pcm
snd 57413 13 snd_usb_audio,snd_ens1371,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 10529 3 snd
snd_page_alloc 9797 1 snd_pcm
8139too 28609 0
mii 5569 1 8139too
floppy 63221 0
dm_snapshot 17669 0
dm_zero 2113 0
dm_mirror 24877 0
ext3 130249 2
jbd 77273 1 ext3
dm_mod 58229 6 dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror

Thanks for any advice!

MC

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Post by Blazer » Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:49 pm

I feel your pain...I had similar problems trying to get a working pwc module...I have given up (for now) as I received a sony superhad day/night camera I have been tinkering with.

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Post by mc » Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:43 pm

Thanks Blazer.....

I take it that camera just plugs into a TV card and works without any further problems in Zoneminder?

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Post by jameswilson » Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:50 pm

if you get the right card or a card the works with v4l yes you just plug it in. The only difficulty you might have is setting the card number in modprobe. I hvnt got a webcam working yet but i dont really see the need to unless zm is just being used in an office. Either go for a tested ip camera or a capture card mate.

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Post by mc » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:03 pm

Thanks again.

While I wait for some cash to get another camera, I am trying to see why the logitech cam doesn't work. I have now managed to get Gnomemeeting to configure the camera completely, Audio tests ok, the camera is recognised ok and tests ok, but when Gnomeeting is started the screen remains grey. Turning the camera on & off even work, it's just the grey screen is the problem. I say "just" as I realise there's still perhaps a long way to go yet.

This makes me wonder why no-one has yet fully sorted out a kernal which can be used by up2date that has the packages/modules for webcams built into them...If only I knew more :roll:

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Post by Blazer » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:10 am

I finally got my Logitech Quickcam Pro 3000 to work. The kernels DO have a pwc module in them, but it's bugged and has to be replaced by a third party one. If you are still having trouble I will post exactly what I did to get mine working on CentOs 4.1.

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Post by mc » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:39 pm

Sounds great - perhaps would work with mine too. Any info would be very much welcome :D

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