EasyCam 2

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(i) These instructions are only applicable for a previous release of Ubuntu. If you are not using Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04), these instructions will not work.

EasyCam 2 is a new release of EasyCam.

Installation on 32 bit systems

You need to add the following repository to your source list Adding Repositories

deb http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu hardy main

Then you need to update the packages

sudo apt-get update

and install the easycam package :

  • If you use Gnome :

sudo apt-get install easycam2-gtk
  • If you use Kde :

sudo apt-get install easycam2-qt

Installation on 64 bit systems

note: instructions found on http://blognux.free.fr/?p=27

1. First, install the dependencies:

sudo apt-get install python-xml cheese

note: python-xml was permanently removed from Ubuntu under karmic. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-xml/+bug/343242?comments=all

2. Now, download the core and install it:

wget http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/binary-i386/easycam2-core.deb
sudo dpkg -i easycam2-core.deb
  • 2a. I must did a: 'sudo apt-get -f install' for dependencies problem with the core.

3. Install EasyCam

  • On Gnome

wget http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/binary-i386/easycam2-gtk.deb
sudo dpkg -i easycam2-gtk.deb
  • On KDE

wget http://blognux.free.fr/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/binary-i386/easycam2-qt.deb
sudo dpkg -i easycam2-qt.deb

Start easycam

With the following command you start easycam (there is also an icon under Application->Utility):

  • In Gnome :

gksudo 'python /usr/share/EasyCam2/core.py --gtk'
  • In Kde :

kdesudo 'python /usr/share/EasyCam2/core.py --qt'

Now you can choose your webcam from the list. The software asks you if you want to install the driver.

After some compilation your webcam should be ready.


If you get in trouble you can check the EasyCam blog or check on their thread (in french) or on the Documentation Ubuntu Francophone (in french).

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EasyCam (last edited 2009-12-09 00:07:52 by jfrorie)