web camera driver

Asked by Peter Taylor on 2008-08-21

I have a DSC web cam and want to use it with ubuntu, but the only drivers I found and downloaded were in tar.gz format, I have absolutely no idea how to use it. Is there a simple install program available for web cams. It is a dsc 300k

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Best Andrew (and471) said : #1

You can try easycam to detect & install which drivers are needed


Peter Taylor (jesmelash) said : #2

easycam ???? where do I find that please.

Peter Taylor (jesmelash) said : #3

Where do I find that page in English please.

Andrew (and471) said : #4

Right, here is howto install easycam (from the webpage i gave)

1) Add the EasyCam Repository to download Easycam from

In the terminal (Accessories > Terminal), run the command:

sudo su

(enter your password when asked). Then:

echo deb http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list

And Then

echo deb-src http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list

2) Installing EasyCam

First reload the package list by running the command (in the same terminal):

apt-get update

Then install EasyCam by running:

apt-get install easycam2-gtk

(Answer yes if it gives you any questions)

3) Running Easycam

When the installation has finished, close that Terminal window, and go to Accessories > EasyCam

Done! Click 'Next' in EasyCam and you are good to go

Peter Taylor (jesmelash) said : #5

loaded and running...... learning french was hardest part. but it is such a simple pgm, it works. thanks.