Monday, March 3, 2008

Webcam

Acer's crytal eye webcam is supported by the linux-uvc drivers (http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/)
To install it, just add 'media-video/linux-uvc' to /etc/portage/package.keywords and emerge linux-uvc
It'll install a kernel module that adds support to the webcam, and that's it.
If you want a photo/movie recorder try cheese, it's avaiable at the gentoo sunrise overlay (http://overlays.gentoo.org/ should guide you)

2 comments:

Carlos Pineda said...

hey the config files are not available anymore! Thanks for the effort, just got a horribly big acer aspire 5315 in which I have linux, but the internal mic doesnot work. Googling around I found your post. Can you update the link to your configuration? Why do you use the vanilla kernel and not the gentoo? which kernel are you using now? Thanks
Carlos

Anonymous said...

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Is this possible?