Creative Live Cam Notebook does not work on Ubuntu

After 3 months with Ubuntu, the only thing that I cannot get working is the Web Cam.

The camera is: Creative Live Cam Notebook.

I have installed linux-headers-2.6.22-14-generic.

After that I installed “gspcav1-20071224.tar.gz” from this link

To do this I have followed the instructions from help.ubuntu

Then the lsusb output is:
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c03e Logitech, Inc. Premium Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 041e:4068 Creative Technology, Ltd
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

I have also created a group named “video” and I have added myself there.

When I try to connect to camorama or kopete it shows the error message “could not connect to video device (/dev/video0)”.

What could be wrong?

Thanks in advance!

2 thoughts on “Creative Live Cam Notebook does not work on Ubuntu

  1. In one forum someone has told me if the Webcam is supported by the drivers:

    http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

    Yes, I looked there and it’s in the list:

    SUNPLUS Vendor Id Product Id Sunplus based Cameras Bridge Sensor Support Stream Driver
    Creative 216 0x041e 0x4029 Creative WebCam Live! Vc301p Tas5130c Yes jpeg spca5xx/LE gspca v4l1/v4l2

    but the device ID in my computer, that you have told me ( 041e:4068 ) is not there.

    Does it means that the web cam is not supported by these drivers?

    Thanks

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