web camera drivers

Asked by anilkumar on 2008-09-15

we have Logitech Web camera but we did find the model number in the camera, how to find out the model number in ubuntu linux.

mp purpose is to install the drivers for this camera..............

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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 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

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