Can't install LifeCam webcam in Ubuntu

Asked by valmick on 2008-09-15

I can't install my LifeCam 1.3 webcam on Ubuntu

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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

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