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Thread: Logitech webcam, /dev/video0 doesn't exist

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    Logitech webcam, /dev/video0 doesn't exist

    I have a Logitech Quickcam Pro for Notebooks. It shows up in lsusb. I cannot mount it in VLC, Cheese, or Camorama. I have been searching the forums for the past few days and have tried various things, but the wall I keep hitting seems to be the lack of /dev/video0 folder. I don't have any /dev/video folders.

    Ubuntu 9.04
    Compaq Presario desktop

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    Re: Logitech webcam, /dev/video0 doesn't exist

    how about /dev/video1

    also lsusb and see what usb is using it.

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    Re: Logitech webcam, /dev/video0 doesn't exist

    nope, no /dev/video1 either.

    lsusb report:
    Bus 001 Device 007: ID 046d:08c3 Logitech, Inc. Camera (Notebooks Pro)
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 1058:1103 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 058f:6390 Alcor Micro Corp. USB 2.0-IDE bridge
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

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    Re: Logitech webcam, /dev/video0 doesn't exist

    Okay, so using Nautilus, I created a /dev/video0 folder. Using Camorama I now get the following error:

    "Could not connect to video device (/dev/video0). Please check connection"

    I take that to mean that there should be something in the folder, now that it exists. Is the something that should be there something I can make, or is this camera a lost cause?

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    Re: Logitech webcam, /dev/video0 doesn't exist

    Fixed. Video card on desktop is just a giant pile of garbage. Got the laptop hooked up in inet and ran all of the updates, then I tried the webcam on it and it works like a champ with no other modifications.

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