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”
In one forum someone has told me if the Webcam is supported by the drivers:
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?
Deian Isac proposed the following answer:
yes it’s currently not supported, my device is not supported either 🙁
we’ll have to wait