install webcam drivers with EasyCam 2

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Installation on 32 bit systems

Installation on 32 bit systems

You need to add the following repository to your source list Adding Repositories

deb http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main

Then you need to update the packages

sudo apt-get update

and install the easycam package :

  • If you use Gnome :

 

sudo apt-get install easycam2-gtk
  • If you use Kde :

 

sudo apt-get install easycam2-qt

 

Installation on 64 bit systems

1. First, install the dependencies:

sudo apt-get install python-xml cheese

2. Now, download the core and install it:

wget http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/binary-i386/easycam2-core.deb
sudo dpkg -i easycam2-core.deb
  • 2a. I must did a: ‘sudo apt-get -f install’ for dependencies problem with the core.

3. Install EasyCam

  • On Gnome

 

wget http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/binary-i386/easycam2-gtk.deb
sudo dpkg -i easycam2-gtk.deb
  • On KDE

 

wget http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/binary-i386/easycam2-qt.deb
sudo dpkg -i easycam2-qt.deb

 

Start easycam

With the following command you start easycam (there is also an icon under Application->Utility):

  • In Gnome :

 

gksudo 'python /usr/share/EasyCam2/core.py --gtk'
  • In Kde :

 

kdesudo 'python /usr/share/EasyCam2/core.py --qt'

Now you can choose your webcam from the list. The software asks you if you want to install the driver.

After some compilation your webcam should be ready.

For questions please refer to our Q/A forum at : http://ask.unixmen.com/

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