Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Creative Webcam Live! works with Ubuntu/Dapper

I just picked up a Creative Webcam Live! which does a reasonable 1024x768 snapshot and 640x480 video resolution for $49. At first it looked like I'd have to build the spca5xx kernel module for Ubuntu/Dapper, but it is now included in the default kernel & modules packages.

Just plug it in and start using one of the many video capture packages like camorama, webcam, camstream, motion, gqcam, etc and start playing around!

FWIW here below the fold are my loaded kernel modules:


Module Size Used by
spca5xx 653808 0
videodev 10144 1 spca5xx
binfmt_misc 13064 1
rfcomm 43604 0
l2cap 28192 5 rfcomm
af_packet 24520 4
ppdev 9668 0
fglrx 391756 8
ipv6 286912 44
speedstep_centrino 8752 1
cpufreq_powersave 1920 0
cpufreq_stats 6688 0
cpufreq_userspace 6496 1
cpufreq_ondemand 7752 0
cpufreq_conservative 9000 0
freq_table 4928 2 speedstep_centrino,cpufreq_stats
tc1100_wmi 6884 0
video 16324 0
acpi_sbs 20172 0
battery 9988 1 acpi_sbs
i2c_acpi_ec 5120 1 acpi_sbs
i2c_core 22848 1 i2c_acpi_ec
container 4608 0
button 6704 0
pcc_acpi 12416 0
sony_acpi 5580 0
ac 5220 1 acpi_sbs
dev_acpi 11236 0
hotkey 11492 0
ext3 148104 3
jbd 65876 1 ext3
md_mod 76052 0
dm_mod 63256 1
lp 12356 0
ide_cd 35780 0
cdrom 41408 1 ide_cd
sd_mod 20448 0
scsi_mod 145960 1 sd_mod
snd_intel8x0 35740 1
snd_ac97_codec 99808 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus 2400 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 56448 0
snd_mixer_oss 20544 1 snd_pcm_oss
hci_usb 18004 2
pcmcia 41948 0
tsdev 8032 0
joydev 10432 0
bluetooth 54084 7 rfcomm,l2cap,hci_usb
snd_pcm 96676 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
pcspkr 2244 0
tpm_infineon 8724 0
snd_timer 26884 1 snd_pcm
tpm 11232 1 tpm_infineon
parport_pc 37988 1
parport 39400 3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
floppy 64676 0
yenta_socket 30124 3
rsrc_nonstatic 14624 1 yenta_socket
ath_pci 81820 0
ath_rate_sample 17224 1 ath_pci
pcmcia_core 45272 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
wlan 146684 3 ath_pci,ath_rate_sample
ath_hal 148848 3 ath_pci,ath_rate_sample
tg3 113284 0
snd 60004 8 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 10784 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 11304 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
psmouse 40036 0
serio_raw 7748 0
intel_agp 24700 1
agpgart 36784 2 fglrx,intel_agp
shpchp 49504 0
pci_hotplug 30788 1 shpchp
evdev 10176 1
reiserfs 284016 3
ide_generic 1504 0
ehci_hcd 33800 0
uhci_hcd 35408 0
usbcore 137700 5 spca5xx,hci_usb,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
ide_disk 19200 9
piix 11652 1
generic 5124 0
thermal 13768 0
processor 26344 2 speedstep_centrino,thermal
fan 4836 0
fbcon 43904 0
tileblit 2784 1 fbcon
font 8320 1 fbcon
bitblit 6464 1 fbcon
softcursor 2304 1 bitblit
capability 4968 0
commoncap 7328 1 capability

3 comments:

  1. Here is a sample image taken with the webcam using gqcam:

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  2. Ah, check to see what video devices where created; ls /dev/video*

    You may need to tell the app to use /dev/video0 or create a softlink from /dev/video (ln -s /dev/video0 /dev/video)

    -marc

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  3. Thank you Marc. I think it solved my problem.

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