how to install webcam driver

Asked by Shawn A Whitbeck on 2010-11-03

How do I install gear head webcam driver WC7351 to 10.10? I have to have the webcam installed and working by Friday for school. Can someone PLEASE HELP!!!!! I don't have Windows at all on my system...

Thank you

Oh, I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop

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Ubuntu cheese Edit question
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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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2010-11-04
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2010-11-04
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2010-11-04

install cheese package and try to see if it works

Okay so I installed that, and nothing happened!

please give us the result of this terminal command:

lsb_release -cdr; lsusb

where do you get to that? i have no idea about computers, sorry. my professor at school installed this program for me, cause i was always having issues with windows, and now he is out sick. = (

Please open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type or better copy the row below from this page and paste into terminal then press enter:

lsb_release -cdr; lsusb

then select from terminal the result rows right click copy and then paste here.

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New to Ubuntu: read the Ubuntu Manual, it's very informative: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
Click on the "download Button" to download the latest PDF version.
The online help https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/index.html

Relax and fun:
http://planet.ubuntu.com/ and Full Circle Magazine http://fullcirclemagazine.org/

lsb_release-cdr: command not found
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0ac8:3450 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

please repeat the lsb_release -cdr command and post result

Your webcam is:
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0ac8:3450 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp.

With all info we can search a solution

Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10
Codename: maverick

For Your Information from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeWebCams this webcam works out of the box on Ubuntu 10.04

Please tell which error you get using cheese

Its working now, you just not able to push the button on top and it turn on. When you go into a program however, it works then.

your webcam 0ac8:3450 is listed as working here http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/#devices

But this site say: Linux 2.6.26 and newer includes the Linux UVC driver natively.
You will not need to download the driver sources manually unless you want to test a newer version or help with development.

So first please be sure your user have all privilege set...

open the menu System→Administration→User and groups
and check the permissions of your user please give all permissions using the
"Advanced settings" go to "Users Priviledges" and set all permissions

so please close this question mark as solved

Thanks marcobra (Marco Braida), that solved my question.

Where do you do that at? I'm sorry I'm really new to this and have no
idea how to use it. One of my professors at school got me to install it,
and now he is out sick.

On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 23:31 +0000, marcobra (Marco Braida) wrote:
> Your question #132478 on cheese in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+question/132478
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> marcobra (Marco Braida) proposed the following answer:
> install cheese package and try to see if it works
>

To install cheese from terminal:

open a Terminal from the menu Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cheese

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.