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I have a logitech webcam and I cant seem to get it to work with AMSN or anything else for that matter. Linux does dectect and reconise the webcam when I plug it in and is listed in the under hardwear.


I also have gspca and V4L2 installed aswell. and I am running 2009.1 spring


------hardware listing------


Vendor: ‎Unknown


Description: ‎Camera


Media class: ‎



Bus: ‎USB


Bus PCI #: ‎1


PCI device #: ‎4


Vendor ID: ‎0x046d


Device ID: ‎0x0870


Sub vendor ID: ‎0x0000


Sub device ID: ‎0x0000



Module: ‎mod_quickcam




I have tryed the modeprobe mod_quickcam commmand and I get "module not found" would that be the issue

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FYI the error I get from aMSN is unable to capture from webcam.


I dont know the model name, I got it around 2002, but I did find a picuture of it on google.





this is what it says when I try to configure it in aMSN


ohci_hcd 0000:00:02:0 leaked ed f64a72c0(#81) state 2

gspca usb_submit_urb(0)err -28

gspca: no transfer endpoint found



dmesg | grep -i usb


usb 1-8: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 5

usb 1-8: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=0870

usb 1-8: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=0

usb 1-8: Product: Camera

usb 1-8: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

usbcore: registered new interface driver STV06xx


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The command is actually

# modprobe mod_quickcam

(as root)

But it should not be necessary.

Does the camera work with kopete and/or cheese?

Also, check if your user is listed as a user of the group "camera". This should change in the near future, with the general use of PolicyKit, but ATM it's necessary to add your user to that group to be able to use the camera. Notice that after adding the user to that group you have to logout and relogin to make the change applicable.

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"chad" is the actual username?

Do you really run your user account with root priviledges?

# groups

means running the command with root permissions, and

$ groups

means running it as plain user.

Did you run "groups" as root, or plain user?

And- in any case, the output is just not normal.

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