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azmo35
July 25th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Hi,hello to all,but i need help with tis webcam criative live cam model vf0470 to work with my Ubuntu 8.04lts.
This is what i found so far,
http://connect.creativelabs.com/opensource/Lists/Webcams/AllItems.aspx
http://www.rastageeks.org/ov51x-jpeg/index.php/Ov51xJpegHackedSource
http://overtag.dk/wordpress/2008/07/creative-live-cam-on-ubuntu-804-using-ov51x-jpeg/
i been trying the steps of the last link but without success,any help will be appreciated,many thanks,azmo.
azmo@azmo-laptop:~$ apt-get update
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the list directory
azmo@azmo-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for azmo:
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://archive.canonical.com hardy Release.gpg
Ign http://archive.canonical.com hardy/partner Translation-en_GB
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg
Get: 1 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Translation-en_GB [19.6kB]
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy Release.gpg
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy/main Translation-en_GB
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy Release
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com hardy Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy Release
Get: 2 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Translation-en_GB [1956B]
Get: 3 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Translation-en_GB [4368B]
Get: 4 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Translation-en_GB [36.1kB]
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy/main Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release.gpg
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com hardy/partner Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy/main Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net hardy/main Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Packages
Fetched 62.0kB in 0s (73.1kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
azmo@azmo-laptop:~$ apt-get install ov51x-jpeg-source module-assistant
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
azmo@azmo-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install ov51x-jpeg-source module-assistant
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
ov51x-jpeg-source is already the newest version.
module-assistant is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
azmo@azmo-laptop:~$ sudo module-assistant a-i ov51x-jpeg

Updated infos about 1 packages
Getting source for kernel version: 2.6.24-24-generic
Kernel headers available in /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-24-generic
Creating symlink...
apt-get install build-essential
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
build-essential is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Done!
unpack
Extracting the package tarball, /usr/src/ov51x-jpeg.tar.bz2, please wait...
"/usr/share/modass/packages/default.sh" build KVERS=2.6.24-24-generic KSRC=/usr/src/linux KDREV=2.6.24-24.56 kdist_image
Done with /usr/src/ov51x-jpeg-modules-2.6.24-24-generic_1.5.4-1ubuntu0.1+2.6.24-24.56_i386.deb .
dpkg -Ei /usr/src/ov51x-jpeg-modules-2.6.24-24-generic_1.5.4-1ubuntu0.1+2.6.24-24.56_i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package ov51x-jpeg-modules-2.6.24-24-generic.
(Reading database ... 147196 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ov51x-jpeg-modules-2.6.24-24-generic (from .../ov51x-jpeg-modules-2.6.24-24-generic_1.5.4-1ubuntu0.1+2.6.24-24.56_i386.deb) ...
Setting up ov51x-jpeg-modules-2.6.24-24-generic (1.5.4-1ubuntu0.1+2.6.24-24.56) ...

azmo35
August 1st, 2009, 08:18 AM
:popcorn:Hi,to all about one week ago I post this thread so because i'm not expect that people are ready to give a answer, so i tried found a solution for this problem, on my case the solution came with a upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04. If you Have this problem play with a live CD, but plug the webcam before you power the pc,when the live CD is loaded the light of the web ill be on :) i don't no if you can load Cheese on a live CD but after a clean install it work for me, i hope this help some one.:P
This is on a laptop Hp Compaq Presario V4305ea
1.5 Ghzs
1000mb memory
60gb of disk more 55gb
Intel graphics mb??