I found this link about the Logitech Quickcam Messenger.
I found it by searching for the USB ID that I got from ‘lsusb’ output.
ID 046d:08f0 Logitech, Inc.
It is cool because Comcast was giving away these things for free to promote their high speed internet with video emails and conferencing.
I’m using Ubuntu Breezy right now, so I had to force the compilation to use gcc-3.3
sudo rm /usr/bin/gcc ; sudo ln -s gcc-3.3 /usr/bin/gcc
The rest of this should work in Ubuntu Hoary as well.
Lets use sudo intead of su:
sed -ie ‘s/su -p -c/sudo/’ ./quickcam.sh
Make sure you have kernel-headers installed, and a build link setup:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r` /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build
Now just run ./quickcam.sh from the qc-usb-messenger-0.8.tar.gz
It will make you press enter a bunch of times. Just keep doing that.
Eventually it will load, test, and install the quickcam.ko kernel module.
See http://home.mag.cx/messenger/ for more details.
The microphone in the Quickcam Messenger is already supported by the usb-audio module. The button on the camera may be used. See the readme:http://home.mag.cx/messenger/source/_README_MESSENGER