Installation einer Creative Webcam Notebook

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Installation of Creative Webcam Notebook


lsusb

It can be seen as
ID 041e:401f Creative Technology, Ltd Webcam Notebook

Installation

  • Download spca5xx-20060301.tar.gz
  • Unpack (tar -xvzf spca5xx-20060301.tar.gz)
  • cd spca5xx-20060301
  • make
  • sudo make install
  • sudo modproce spxa5xx
  • plug in your Webcam
  • add user to group video in /etc/group
  • Testing: use something like
    • xawtv -c /dev/video0
    • gnomemeeting
    • motion
    • ARToolkit

More Info

The Maintainer Website: http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html
  • Webcam with pixel resolution 640 x 480
  • Connection: USB 1.1 Interface
  • up to 30 Frames/sec.
  • Colorspace: 24 Bit
  • Weight: 40,00 g
  • Size: 58 x 42 x 25
  • Aprox. Price : $49.00 (Euro 49.00)
  • Manual Fokus with focus lens ring

/var/log/messages:

 usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 5
 spca5xx-20060301/drivers/usb/spca5xx.c: USB SPCA5XX camera found. Type Creative Webcam Notebook Zc301+Tas5130c
 spca5xx-20060301/drivers/usb/spca5xx.c: [spca5xx_probe:8251] Camera type JPEG 
 spca5xx-20060301/drivers/usb/zc3xx.h: [zc3xx_config:449] Find Sensor UNKNOW_0 force Tas5130
 spca5xx-20060301/drivers/usb/spca5xx.c: [spca5xx_getcapability:2188] maxw 640 maxh 480 minw 176 minh 144