Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000

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Usage Information

I tried installing one of these on my core to use as a security camera, using instructions found here. Unfortunately I found that when I viewed the cam in my orbiter, nothing showed up! After consulting a few guides I found that this webcam required an update to the v4l drivers.

This command can be used to test if your system is able to use your webcam:

mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/video0 -fps 5

I then used instructions from LinuxTV.org to update the drivers.

Unfortunately I still get the same problem...

I'll update this document further if/when I get time for some further investigation.

note

2011-01-10 I was able to get a Quickcam Pro 9000 to work (which is also a UVC webcam) by doing the following (unsure which of these steps was the magic fix, i'll build another test box tomorrow and establish exactly which it was)

  • apt-get install uvccapture
  • apt-get install luvcview
  • hand edit /etc/motion/thread0.conf and change device line from '/dev/video0' to '/dev/uvcvideo' (note: this was reset to /dev/video0 on next reload, and seems to be working)
  • running 'motion -s'

cheers -Leigh