[plug] uvcvideo module for logitech quickcam pro 9000

Tomasz Grzegurzko tomasz89 at gmail.com
Wed May 14 12:26:55 WST 2008

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 12:14 PM, David Dartnall <darts at dialix.com.au> wrote:
> Hi all, as usual I need help again.
>  Hardy:
>  Documentation for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS at 'https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/'
> indicates module 'uvcvideo' is required for this webcam.
>  'lsmod | grep uvcvideo' returns no response.
>  Installation of subversion and the latest source as instructed in the above
> documentation, and execution of 'make' results in:
>  make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-386/build: No such file or directory.
> Stop.
>  make: *** [uvcvideo] Error 2
>  I've found a file  'uvcvideo.ko' at
> /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/ubuntu/media/usbvideo/
>  If this is the required module already in the system ready for installation
> then I've wasted a lot of time getting this far (except for what I've learnt
> about subversion) but it doesn't seem right.
>  What should I do from here? I don't yet have the webcam - thought I'd
> organise the module first...
>  Any help would be appreciated.
>  Dave Dartnall

Hi Dave,

You're following two approaches:
1/ Get the source code of the module (ie. driver) that supports your
hardware and compile it against your own kernel yourself.
2/ Load the module from Ubuntu's already pre-compiled, pre-made,
pre-fabricated repositories and just use it!

I'd suggest 2: in which case
# modprobe uvcvideo.ko
Then lsmod should show 'uvcvideo' too.

If you want to get back to 1, let us know!


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