Re: webcams, again

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Today Bob Goodwin - W2BOD did spake thusly:

Scott van Looy wrote:
Today Bob Goodwin - W2BOD did spake thusly:

Scott van Looy wrote:
Today Bob Goodwin - W2BOD did spake thusly:

Paulo Cavalcanti wrote:
> Does anyone out there have the Logitech STX Communicate webcam working
> with FC6?  And, if so, what was required besides plugging it in?
No. But  you should need gspcav1 kernel module:

Install and load the module (or reboot).

Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
How does one deal with this?

can't load font arial/8
can't load font arial/8
can't load offline image /home/gilbertt/.block.jpg, ignoring

^^^ this is irrelevant, simply config issues with camE

open /dev/video0: No such file or directory

^^^ this would imply that either your camera isn't supported by the kernel module or the module isn't loaded...or for some bizarre reason it's on video1 or something.

Can you verify that the kernel module is loaded?
Should it show when I do lsmod?

That produces a long list but nothing I recognize as related to this.

Should do.
Open a terminal and do:
su -
tail -f /var/log/messages

Then in another terminal do:
modprobe gspca

and see what happens in the first should detect your webcam and create /dev/video0 - if it still doesn't, paste the output to us here?

modprobe gspca
FATAL: Error inserting gspca (/lib/modules/2.6.20-1.2948.fc6/updates/drivers/usb/media/gspca.ko): Invalid module format

and in messages ;

May 23 09:16:32 box6 kernel: Linux video capture interface: v2.00
May 23 09:16:32 box6 kernel: gspca: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted. May 23 09:16:32 box6 kernel: gspca: version magic '2.6.20-1.2948.fc6 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS ' should be '2.6.20-1.2948.fc6 SMP mod_unload 586 4KSTACKS '

This would imply that you're trying to load the wrong kernel module for that kernel.

You appear to be running an i586 kernel, which could possibly mean that you've got bitten by the anaconda i586 kernel install bug.

You can get a script to fix this:
download it and execute it as root from

To do this, in your root shell do:


(this was failing for me with 403 forbidden, but might work for you)

Then do chmod 770
then do ./

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