Installing Logitech Quickcam Messenger
Ubuntu Breezy 5.10
There was an old post by my Here.
That wasn't very organised, and I left a few days later for Australia to visit my girlfriend where I was using a windows box and couldn't update, but thats beside the point.
I'll start off with my lsusb + uname -sr;
That is my version of the qc messenger. If you have that my instructions should work for you, I don't know about other versions.
zack@penor:~$ uname -sr && lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:08f0
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1690:0215 Askey Computer Corp. [hex]
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
1. Plug in your logitech quickcam messenger.
2. Get the latest driver sources from here and unpack them somewhere.
3. Get the required dependancies (These were all needed from a fresh Breezy install)
4. Type into your terminal
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
sudo apt-get install xawtv gcc-3.4
This tells the driver to compile using gcc-3.4 the same as the kernel was compiled with (2.6.12 anyway).
5. This is the only way I know to do this; Potentially unsafe. If there is another way please tell me
to change the root password (you will need this during install).
6. cd to the directory you extracted the driver source too (in the same terminal you did #4 with) and run quickcam.sh.
Type in the root password when it asks, and ignore all error messages. Even the one about not finding a camera!
7. When its done compiling, and the script has finished executing run
Now check your camera out in camorama, or gnomemeeting or something similar.
sudo modprobe quickcam
If all has gone well, continue;
Credits to Maol62
This will set the camera to run during startup of your system.
9. If in gnome:
sudo touch /etc/init.d/quickcam && sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/quickcam
If in KDE:
sudo gedit /etc/init.d/quickcam
paste into the file.
sudo kate /etc/init.d/quickcam
Save and close.
# /etc/init.d/quickcam: reload the Logitech Quickcam Messenger driver. rmmod quickcam
10. Create a symbolic link so the script is launched at boot;
11. Done! Enjoy using your quickcam messenger!
sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/quickcam /etc/rcS.d/S99quickcam
I hope this is easier to understand than previous thread. Credits to Maol62 and emcompass for thier help. (and anyone i forgot ).
footnote: I recently got gaim 2.0beta2 CVS to compile with --enable-vv. Yet i can't find vv anywhere within it, I've read on the forums that it works with msn for beta2 when compiled with --enable-vv. Any idea? (I hate tk, so wish(lol pun maybe <_<) amsn didn't use it).