will an old webcam work on Debian?

As of now, I’m not sure if my old Logitech Quickcam web would work on my computer. I have Debian unstable running. This is the only OS on the computer. The factory made CDs to install Windows Me(yuck!) have stopped working long back. So far, no luck in finding any drivers to get the webcam working.

Looking at the following links, I think it shouldn’t be a show stopper. Seems some work has to be done to get the cam working.
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/Webcam-HOWTO/ <– especially, section 2.3.5 seems to concisely answer my problem.
http://osdir.com/ml/linux.drivers.quickcam.general/2006-11/msg00031.html
A dated guide is at http://www.aboutdebian.com/webcam.htm
Got to do some more pressing work at this point.. so jotting down the links here as notes. I’ll update the post when I try out the steps in these links soon.

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One response to “will an old webcam work on Debian?

  1. Lealcy B. Junior

    Thank you for directions.

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