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Author Topic: "open video device error" does it mean my cam is dead??  (Read 12352 times)

March 04, 2013, 04:05:00 am
Hi again,

Ok, since there was no reply to my question here, I just took it the hard way and read the whole damn forum :) But it was well worth it. I have found myself an old VGA cam (QuickCam Messenger Plus) from Logitech. The drivers are there for download (http://home.mag.cx/messenger/source/), you just need them to incoroporate into the kernel source tree and compile. I get quite a few errors trying to include it into the kernel, but it compiles just fine as a module. I am attaching the module here in case anyone else has this cam and is willing to test it. I am not in the area where my cam is, so I cannot flash right away. Will do so indeed soon.

I am now looking into the 2.6. kernel for GSPCA support, but my cam only has 8M of RAM, so it is probably not really worth it. I will continue with 2.4. and build my own executable for its functions. I intend to use it in a robotic project (some of you here already did that) and it would be fun to figure out.

Hope it helps anyone ;)

Best,
Dee