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 hardy main
deb-src 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:

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


sudo dpkg -i easycam2-gtk.deb
  • On KDE


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/ --gtk'
  • In Kde :


kdesudo 'python /usr/share/EasyCam2/ --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.