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Installing a Sweex JA000060 webcam in ubuntu 10.04

  Date: Nov 30    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 606

I am aiming to use skype and have successfully installed it today.I
have a Sweex usb webcam which I would like to use[ able to capture video in
windows xp with drivers on cd] but haven't tried it with skype..
Can anyone advise me whether it will work,and how I install it with linux
drivers in ubuntu 10.04 or if not a webcam /microphone that will work in linux.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 30    

I did a quick Google search:

Don't know if this is helpful or not.


Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 30    

I have googled for a sweex linux driver
with no result however it definately doesnt work using cheese video capture
apt though there is power to the webcam.

Answer #3    Answered On: Nov 30    

In a terminal with your webcam plug in type in

Answer #4    Answered On: Nov 30    

I routinely use Skype to videoconference when my wife visits China. I use a
webcam which cost the equivalent of $10 in China. It identifies itself as:
Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. ZC0303 WebCam

Most large cities have clearance outlets which sell this class of webcam for
anywhere from $6 to $12.

I use a headset, microphone and earphones for audio. It cost $14.

In my experience, Cheese is the gold standard in determining whether a webcam
will work. Unless you live to solve esoteric puzzles, if a webcam doesn't work
with Cheese, visit a clearance outlet and pull ten bucks out of your wallet.
Give the other webcam to a nephew who runs Windows.

There is one small factor of V4L and V4L2 which I don't understand. You might
try Googling to get a tutorial, because your webcam might work if you manage to
change from one to the other.

When I run Skype, I enter this command in a Terminal window:
bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype'

I am not running the current version of Ubuntu, so that might not be required
any more.

By the way, Linux uses a completely different approach to drivers than Windows.
I have only installed a printer driver in Linux, parts either work or they
don't. There's a major exception for printers, and a significant exception for
some Wireless network adapters, but usually, Linux has built-in support for most
devices -- and if it's not built-in, you need to be a true propeller-head to get
the device working.

Answer #5    Answered On: Nov 30    

Microdia Videocam LOOK
Bus 003 Device 004

and I have got the video part working in CHEESE now.and will try and sort
out the sound for skype

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