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21/03/2008

The Mystery of the Bewitched Crypt

Filed under: Books — acidborg @ 00:29

Today, I finished reading “The Mystery of the Bewitched Crypt” by Eduardo Mendoza.

The Mystery of the Bewitched Crypt

It is quite hilarious and I enjoyed it a lot. It is completely different from “The Truth about the Savolta Case”, his previous (and first) book. I think I will read more books by Eduardo Mendoza as I enjoy a lot the way he writes.

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19/03/2008

How to compile the Logitech Quickcam Messenger driver for the Linux kernel 2.6.24

Filed under: Linux — acidborg @ 20:13

Finally, I got some spare time to play around with my Logitech Quickcam Messenger.

Logitech Quickcam Messenger

I had some problems compiling the driver for my Linux kernel 2.6.24, so I decided to write a quick HOWTO.

First of all, make sure you have a Logitech Quickcam Messenger or something similar. When I run lsusb, I got this:

ID 046d:08f6 Logitech, Inc.

You can find out which driver does your webcam need here.

Then, download the driver sources from here (more drivers can be found here).

Make sure you have the following modules compiled or include them as part of your kernel:

  • VIDEO_DEV
  • VIDEO_V4L1
  • VIDEO_V4L1_COMPAT
  • VIDEO_CAPTURE_DRIVERS
  • VIDEO_HELPERS_CHIPS_AUTO
  • V4L_USB_DRIVERS

I didn’t install the USB_QUICKCAM_MESSENGER driver because it didn’t work for my webcam (otherwise I wouldn’t have written this HOWTO).

After that, download the 2.6.24 patch (Thanks, Gentoo guys!) and apply it:

patch -p0 < qc-usb-messenger-1.7-2.6.24.patch

Finally, enter the qc-usb-messenger-1.7 directory and run the following command: ./quickcam.sh

Follow all the instructions and you will have your brand new Logitech Quickcam Messenger driver running!

I hope this short HOWTO can help somebody with his webcam 🙂

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