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Posted on 3:25 PM by Softminer and filed under ,

when you connect your webcam to usb with lsusb you can see if it is connected or not.

There are two softwares for viewing webcam on Ubuntu.

1. Easycam2
2. camorama

usually webcam will be mapped to /dev/video0


installing webcam on ubuntu 9.1 with these steps:

sudo apt-get install gspca-source module-assistant
sudo module-assistant update
sudo m-a a-i gspca
modprobe gspca
sudo apt-get install xawtv
xawtv


PS: when I run xawtv, I got error on /dev/video0

related links
http://www.linuxjournal.com/video/get-your-webcam-working-gspca
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