How To Get Linux and Intel Easy PC Camera Support To Work

How To Get Linux and Intel Easy PC Camera Support To Work

Post by googlemik » Sun, 03 Apr 2005 15:44:42


I have RH9 Linux and I managed to get the Intel Easy PC Camera to work
thanks primarily to the developer of the spca50x driver. The model I
have is CS110 and I read this from the cable's warning sticker.

Here's how I did it:

1. Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config and add:

Load "v4l" where the other load statements are.

2. Log out and back into Gnome so that X reloads.

3. Connect with cvs to by doing this:

cvs -d:pserver: XXXX@XXXXX.COM :/cvsroot/spca50x co -P

4. cd to spca50x

5. Edit spca50x.c and add this as the first line:

#define RH9_REMAP 1

6. make

7. su

8. make install

9. insmod -f spca50x.o

10. A "modprobe spca50x" command should return no errors.

Then I downloaded spcaview from and it was able
to attach to /dev/video0 to see the video. I also downloaded camorama,
gnomemeeting, and others from apt using apt-get install x (where x is
the app I wanted). To search your apt, first download a copy of apt,
install it, and then do "apt-cache search x" (where x is a keyword like

If you have more than one USB camera plugged in, the first one will go
to /dev/video0 and the second to /dev/video1, and so on.

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I have windows 2000 and have recently installed Intel Easy
PC Camera on my PC, but it does not take snapshots.
Instead I get a message that I don't have enough bandwidth.
The camera requires 70% of bandwidth
The system reserves 14%
The IDSL modem requires 19%
I've tried contacting Intel, but they have discontinued
production of this model and have no more on-line support.
My question:
Can anybody help me reduce the bandwidth requirements of
the Intel Camera, so that it may work with the modem
installed. I've tried using it with the modem
disconnected, but that is such a cumbersome way of doing
Any help would be very much appreciated.

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