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Microsoft VX-3000 webcam on Ubuntu Jaunty

  Date: Dec 10    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 244
  

I am a noob here, and with Linux. I have installed Ubuntu Jaunty on my laptop in
Multiboot configuration with XP Pro and Vista. Before I get hammered by the MS
haters, I am a computer technician trying to broaden my capabilities in this
crappy economy. To earn a living as a mechanic, you better know how to work on
anything. Same with computers. Nuff said.
I have installed EasyCam2 on Ubuntu Jaunty in an attempt to get my
Microsoft VX-3000 web cam working. EasyCam2 does not work. It opens but
hangs at 0%.
I have found that a dependency, easycam2-gtk is not installed. It says
when I try to install from the package manager,
easycam2-gtk:
Depends: python2.4-glade2 but it is not installable
Depends: python2.4-gtk2 but it is not installable

Anyone have any ideas?

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5 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 10    

Did you see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EasyCam

This is for hardy, but if you change 'hardy' to 'jaunty' in the first step
(both places) it should work.

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 10    

that is exactly what I did. Several times. EasyCam2 appears on the
Applications menu but does not work.

 
Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 10    

What happens if you open cheese to use your camera? Is it detected?

 
Answer #4    Answered On: Dec 10    

I have Cheese and Canorama installed. Neither recognize the VX-3000 webcam.
Cheese will recognize a Micro Inovations, but Canorama will not.

 
Answer #5    Answered On: Dec 10    

In an attempt to understand this problem, I have downloaded both Jaunty and
Hardy and built live CD's
I booted an older desktop to Hardy Live and downloaded EasyCam2 after updating
the repositories for the French site for EasyCam2. The program downloaded and
installed on Hardy fine, with all dependencies. EasyCam2 recognized both the
VX-3000 and the Micro Innovations cameras, but both pictures were very dark and
poor quality.
This leads to another question. When booting either Hardy or Jaunty from CD with
the demo mode, and I d/l updates or software, where is the D/L info stored?
When I build the desktop I made partitions with the Jaunty permanent install to
include a partition for Jaunty and a data partition. Is the data partition on
the HD being used?
Thx in advance for explaining this to a noob.

 
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