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edcouch
December 11th, 2008, 08:19 PM
Hello, I want to install guvcview, so I downlaoded the file, and I extracted it in my home folder, then I tried to run sudo at-get install guvcview and it says it can't find the file.
Sorry for being such a dummy, but could someone please help me out here, I have a Logitech quic cam pro 9000 and it works with aMSN but no sound just video. And I would like to install guvcveiw to just use the cam to take videos and pictures.
Thanks in advance folks!

UbuWu
December 11th, 2008, 09:28 PM
If you just want to take pictures and videos, it is probably easier to install Cheese (apt:cheese) and use that (click the link to install).

edcouch
December 11th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Thanks for the reply, but, I did install cheese and it didn't work.

Michael.Godawski
December 11th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Hi edcouch,
can you please give us the link from where you have downloaded the file, so we can see what sort of package this is and help you to install it.

albinootje
December 11th, 2008, 10:37 PM
In this case either double-click on the deb package, or : sudo dpkg -i /home/your_username/Desktop/guvcview_0.9.6_i386.deb

And thanks for mentioning it, i knew cheese, but i didn't know this one.
Could be useful for testing a webcam on a laptop from a colleague.
http://guvcview.berlios.de/downloads.html

albinootje
December 11th, 2008, 10:42 PM
This could be useful : http://blog.gnist.org/article.php?story=Linux_and_LogitechQuickCamPro900 0
http://scratchdrive.com/wordpress/?p=15

I also remember that sometimes with some users the settings in skype needed to be adjusted before sound worked.
Can you check the settings/options in amsn to see whether you have options to change to input and output of the sound ?

Which soundcard do you use by the way ?

cat /proc/asound/cards

edcouch
December 12th, 2008, 01:00 AM
http://packages.debian.org/source/sid/guvcview

Thanks for the reply, this is where I downloaded guvcview from, but i just can't seem to get it installed.

edcouch
December 12th, 2008, 01:01 AM
Hi edcouch,
can you please give us the link from where you have downloaded the file, so we can see what sort of package this is and help you to install it.
http://packages.debian.org/source/sid/guvcview

Thanks for the reply, this is where I downloaded guvcview from, but i just can't seem to get it installed.

adult swim
December 12th, 2008, 01:08 AM
ed, with the link you gave, you would have to build gucview from source, which could be a headache! if you download it from here, once the file downloads you can double click it to install it.
http://prdownload.berlios.de/guvcview/guvcview_0.9.6_i386.deb

albinootje
December 12th, 2008, 01:12 AM
You downloaded the source code from Debian Sid.
It makes sense to download this one instead :
http://prdownload.berlios.de/guvcview/guvcview_0.9.6_i386.deb

edcouch
December 12th, 2008, 01:36 AM
Thanks for your reply, I finally did get guvcview installed, and the video works perfectly I just can't get any sound to work. I am just using the onboard sound on my Asus M/B.

oluapSissa
December 17th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Have you checked your alsa configuration? ;)
Maybe your mic is disable.

You can also use the camera built-in mic, it should list in
guvcview as a usb mic, has for the rest of the audio configuration
just leave it in default.

Best regards,
Paulo