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QuickCam Communicate STX on Linux - Kernel Configuration


  • Find your camera on the driver list
  • Grab a recent kernel (2.6.27+ will do)
  • Remember the subdriver name that matches your webcam, mine is zc3xx.
  • Configure your kernel:
    • Device Drivers --->
      • Multimedia devices --->
        • <*> Video For Linux
        • [*] Video capture adapters --->
          • V4L USB devices --->
            • <M> GSPCA based webcams --->
              • <M> ZC3XX USB Camera Driver
  • Decide whether you want it build in or as a module and compile the kernel
  • Check using ' dmesg'  after plugging in if it worked:
    gspca: main v2.4.0 registered
    usbcore: registered new interface driver zc3xx
    zc3xx: registered
    usb 4-2.3: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 9
    usb 4-2.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    gspca: probing 046d:08d7
    zc3xx: probe 2wr ov vga 0x0000
    zc3xx: probe sensor -> 11
    zc3xx: Find Sensor HV7131R(c)
    gspca: probe ok
    gspca: probing 046d:08d7
    gspca: probing 046d:08d7


If you see a similar output to the above, everything *should* work.