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Logitech Quickcam Messenger

Here is how to get your Logitech Quickcam Messenger working (May also work with Logitech Quickcam Communicate) with SimplyMEPIS 6.0:

Check hardware

First, do

lsusb

you should get something like this

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:08f0 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Messenger

The ID should be

046d:08f0

or

046D:08F6

or

046D:08F5

or you may be out of luck.

Install software

apt-get install xawtv kdetv linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Note: if you are using one of the more recent vanilla kernels from kernel.org or elsewhere, it may have built in kernel support.

Build and install the software:

cd
wget http://home.mag.cx/messenger/source/qc-usb-messenger-1.6.tar.gz
tar -xvf qc-usb-messenger-1.6.tar.gz
cd qc-usb-messenger-1.6/
export MODULE_DIR=/lib/modules/$(uname -r)
export LINUX_DIR=/usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)
./quickcam.sh

press enter or insert the root password at the prompts

Load the module at bootup

If you do not do this, it will not work on restart.

su
touch /etc/init.d/quickcam
chmod 755 /etc/init.d/quickcam
kwrite /etc/init.d/quickcam

Insert the following in the file

#!/bin/sh
#/etc/init.d/quickcam: reload the Logitech Quickcam Messenger driver.

rmmod quickcam
insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/misc/quickcam.ko

Save and exit.

Now,

ln -s /etc/init.d/quickcam  /etc/rc5.d/S20quickcam
exit
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