I bought a CDR King Zen PC Camera / Webcam for my cousin on his birthday. He’s primarily a m$ windows user so there was no problem getting it to work on windoze. But due to his trouble with viruses, frequent crashes, slow response and having to reformat so frequently, I convinced him to install PCLinuxOS 2009.1 on his laptop, well I did the installation but I got his consent =). If only I had forseen that he will be a linux convert, then I would have bought him the same linux friendly webcam I use, an A4Tech PK-35N.
Here are the steps I took to get working the Cdr King Zen PC Camera (ACM-662) or
Microdia PC Camera (SN9C201 + OV7660) as PCLinuxOS detects it.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:627b Microdia PC Camera (SN9C201 + OV7660)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 15d9:0a4c
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
After confirming that it’s a Microdia PC Camera, get the proprietary drivers. We’ll need git-core and ctags installed first to perform this step.
$ apt-get install git-core ctags
$ git clone http://repo.or.cz/r/microdia.git
$ cd microdia
$ insmod ./sn9c20x.ko
Finally, open up kopete or any webcam application you have installed to see it working.tags: Linux category: linux distro
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