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Installing Eyetoy as a webcam!
Here is what I did to get Kotete and my eyetoy working together!
wget http://www.rastageeks.org/downloads/ov51x-jpeg/ov51x-jpeg-1.5.1.tar.gz tar -xvf ov51x-jpeg-1.5.1.tar.gz cd ov51x-jpeg-1.5.1/ sudo make install sudo modprobe videodev sudo modprobe i2c_core
-there may be a step missing here: sudo insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/extra/ov51x_decomp.ko (try skipping this, and see if everything works,I've just left this here, to help,just in case its useful)
sudo insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/extra/ov51x-jpeg.ko modprobe ov51x-jpeg modprobe videodev
-check it all works so far with a little test program:
sudo apt-get install xawtv xawtv
now assuming it does, we need to ensure it works with Kopete, by adding a little setting
kdesu kate /etc/modprobe.d/options
-add this line and save it.
options ov51x-jpeg force_palette=13
then I restarted and tried Kopete, and this time it worked!: power tip: instead of using Kate, try it all in one line: sudo echo "options ov51x-jpeg force_palette=13" >> /etc/modprobe.d/options Hope it works! -Luke Stanley
NOTE: The file /etc/modprobe.d/options no longer exists in newer versions of Ubuntu. It is still supported by the kernel, however the filename needs the .conf extension, i.e. /etc/modprobe.d/options.conf would be the file you create to save your options. Actually the filename doesn't matter as long as the .conf extension is used.
power tip: instead of using Kate, try it all in one line: sudo echo "options ov51x-jpeg force_palette=13" >> /etc/modprobe.d/options
Hope it works!