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Karmic: get the latest drivers for gspca, uvc, usbvideo and other
La version Française se trouve ici.
For gspsca drivers only, with the latest versions of Ubuntu, you may try this post : Gspca Snapshots.
I already mentioned the gspca driver and libv4l in the post [fr] Intrepid, les Webcams et les drivers Gspca. Unfortunately the topic is still relevant, the drivers being developed much faster than their integration into the distros kernel.
The procedure does not really change.
Installing needed packages:
sudo aptitude install mercurial build-essential linux-headers libncurses5-dev
Retrieving sources (from Douglas Schilling Landgraf V4L/DVB backports repository):
hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/
Copy the configuration file:
sudo cp /boot/config-`uname -r` v4l/.config
Note: currently FireDTV drivers do not compile easily (you need all the kernel sources) and are rarely used, we will disable them in the configuration.
sudo make menuconfig
Disable FireDTV support (Multimedia Support -> DVB/ATSC adapters -> set the option blank on FireDTV and FloppyDTV):
Now let’s take care of usb webcams (Multimedia Support -> Video Capture adapters -> V4L USB devices)
Activate new modules drivers (press M on those marked NEW), in gspca for example:
Once the new drivers are enabled (M for module instead of a space), we can leave. Exit, Exit, etc… and save:
Launch the compilation:
sudo make install
If everything ok go to the next step, because the drivers also require the latest versions of libv4l.
For karmic it’s easy:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libv4l
Get the latest version if necessary:
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude full-upgrade
Restart and enjoy your new drivers.