Start your webcam in debian with camorama


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Camorama is a GNOME 2 Webcam application featuring various image filters, it  allows you to view videos from your webcam and apply various image filters to it, and  can also upload images via ftp.

This  methode  was  tested   under  debian 5 and  should  work  under  ubuntu  too .

Ok, lets  start :

1-  download   needed  packges   for  compilation

$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.26-2-686 module-assistant build-essential gcc-4.1-locales 
gcc-4.1-multilib libmudflap0-dev kernel-package

2-download   the  comorama packages and  de  video linux  driver  gspca

$ sudo aptitude install gspca-source camorama

3-time  to   compile  the  source

$ cd /usr/src
 $ sudo tar -jxvf gspca.tar.bz2
 $ cd /usr/src/modules/gspca/
 $ sudo make

4- install

$ sudo make install 

5-activate  the  drivers

$ sudo depmod -a
 $ sudo modprobe gspca

5-start your  webcam

Open terminal and type

$ camorama


Please  report  if  you get  any problems  with  ubuntu installation or with debian

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