How do i install my Maxell webcam. Ubuntu 8.4

Asked by blazeu on 2008-09-01

Please can anyone tell me how to install my Maxell ballcam on Ubuntu 8.4.

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Best Andrew (and471) said : #1

There exists a program called EasyCam that will (if your webcam is supported) find & install the driver for your webcam.

Right, here is howto install easycam

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 hardy main >> /etc/apt/sources.list

And Then

echo deb-src 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

blazeu (shaneillsley) said : #2

Thanks rugby471, that solved my question.

blazeu (shaneillsley) said : #3

Im new to lynux so thank u.

ArmandoH (herize) said : #4

HI! I tryed to do the same form my maxell rotaweb cam, but it didnt work. Says the files python2.4-gtk2 and -glade2 cannot be installed. I tryed mannualy install each one but also fails. Can anyone help me? (Im also new to lynux :)