Gentoo Linux

QuickCam Communicate STX on Linux


  • Find your camera on the driver list
  • Grab a recent kernel (2.6.27+ will do)
  • Remember the subdriver name that matches your webcam, mine is zc3xx.
  • Configure your kernel:
    • Device Drivers —>
      • Multimedia devices —>
        • <*> Video For Linux
        • [*] Video capture adapters —>
          • V4L USB devices —>
            • <M> GSPCA based webcams —>
              • <M> ZC3XX USB Camera Driver
  • Decide whether you want it build in or as a module and compile the kernel
  • Check using ‘ dmesg’  after plugging in if it worked:
     gspca: main v2.4.0 registered usbcore: registered new interface driver zc3xx zc3xx: registered usb 4-2.3: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 9 usb 4-2.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice gspca: probing 046d:08d7 zc3xx: probe 2wr ov vga 0x0000 zc3xx: probe sensor -> 11 zc3xx: Find Sensor HV7131R(c) gspca: probe ok gspca: probing 046d:08d7 gspca: probing 046d:08d7 


If you see a similar output to the above, everything *should* work.


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