built-in camera not connected--new gazp5

Asked by Chris Francis on 2008-02-18

Not seeing an immediate way to test the built-in camera on my just-received gazelle gazp5, I installed Camorama. When opened, Camorama says the camera is not connected. I try running the system76 driver installer but keep getting an error message saying I am not connected to the internet when I do have an active connection (I tried this on both wireless and ethernet connections). Advice?

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Carl Richell
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2008-02-22
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2008-02-18
Best Carl Richell (carlrichell) said : #1

Hi Chris,

Camorama does not support UVC (The driver used by the Gazelle and many other webcams). I believe they are working to add support. You can use Ekiga or Skype 2.0 to play with your camera.

Ekiga is in Applications > Internet > Ekiga. Choose V4L2 during the First Time Configuration Wizard.

To install Skype 2.0 beta on Ubuntu 64 bit cut and paste the following entire code block into your teminal (applications > accessories > terminal). Skype 2.0 beta includes webcam support for Linux.

cd; sudo apt-get install ia32-libs lib32asound2; wget -N boundlesssupremacy.com/Cappy/getlibs/getlibs-all.deb; wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu; sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb; sudo dpkg -i --force-all skype-install.deb; sudo getlibs /usr/bin/skype; cd ~

Thomas Aaron (tom-system76) said : #2

Hi, Chris.

Another program thta works good with the Gazelle's webcam is "Cheese."
Applications > Add/Remove ...then just search for "cheese".

Chris Francis (akfrancis) said : #3

Camera works with Ekiga. Have not tried Skype (or Cheese) yet. Thank you.

Carl Richell (carlrichell) said : #4

Skype 2.0 final for Linux has been released. To Install run the paste the following command into your terminal:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs lib32asound2; wget -N boundlesssupremacy.com/Cappy/getlibs/getlibs-all.deb; wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu; sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb; sudo dpkg -i --force-all skype-install.deb; sudo getlibs /usr/bin/skype