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Unlike Windows, Linux will not pop a window notifying about a new USB device, unless it's some kind of file storage. You could check whether or not you USB WEB camera was recognized by your system by opening a terminal window and type: lsusb and press enter. If you device is listed, it's a good sign. The next step is to configuring your Skype Client. While logged in Skype, open Audio Options Settings and select pulseaudio for incoming and outgoing. After saving your options, open Video Options and select your USB Camera as your video device from the scroll down menu. I am not sure what Linux Distribution you have. However, Logitech Cameras are usialy working without any problems on Ubuntu 10 or higher. Hope this helps
Camera Model-PK-5 driver http://www.nodevice.com/driver/PK-5/get48156.html 1. Plug the camera's USB cord into a free USB port on the computer, if this hasn't been done already. After giving the computer a moment to recognize the camera, a balloon will pop up saying new devices have been found. 2.Run the download file( http://www.nodevice.com/driver/PK-5/get48156.html ), and wait for the installer to appear. Click "Next" on each window as needed to install the software. If the installer does not automatically appear upon inserting the disk, open "My Computer", right-click on the CD drive, click "Explore", then open "setup.exe". 3.Launch the web camera software, which can normally be found in the start menu under "All Programs". Test the camera to ensure it is working properly.
Hi, Plug the camera's USB cord into a free USB port on the computer, if this hasn't been done already. After giving the computer a moment to recognize the camera, a balloon will pop up saying new devices have been found. Insert the web camera's installation CD, and wait for the installer to appear. Click "Next" on each window as needed to install the software. If the installer does not automatically appear upon inserting the disk, open "My Computer", right-click on the CD drive, click "Explore", then open "setup.exe". Launch the web camera software, which can normally be found in the start menu under "All Programs". Test the camera to ensure it is working properly. Good luck! Save a tree.
Try connecting the camera to a different USB port, ideally one at the back if you have a pc.
If that does not work, try it in another computer to see if the camera is working or not. Otherwise return it for a warranty replacement.
Remove the entire USB layer from Device Manager... Right Click on the USB, & Uninstall all delete all drivers from here, then when you are done, Reboot. At startup next time it will NOW self-install the USB, layer again. But before you plug it in. Install the drivers and any software from the disc that came with the camera, FIRST. now Reboot. At next start up when at desktop, NOW plug in your device, to the USB port, and it should be detected, and it will install any drivers it needs, it should now "show up" in device manager. If not, chances are it is faulty.Get a program Amcap2 this is a great program to test with.
You are not suppose to connect the camera to the USB port untill the installing software asks you to DO SO. Then connect it and when the installation is complete it will work.
Follow the instructions below.
Follow the instructions below and it will work.
Disconnect the Camera from the USB port and reinstall the CD or Downloaded software program.
When the program asks you to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.
Then to use it on the Web, do this. Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.
Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.
A. Skype Setup:
After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/) set it up as follows:
1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card. 2. Then click on the Video Settings. 3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture. 4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.
The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.
B. Yahoo Setup:
After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) set it up as follows:
1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it. 2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it. 3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card. 4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.
C. Windows Live Messenger:
1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X. 2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”. 3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.” 4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions. NOTE: Your audio and video should work. Enjoy.
When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.
D. AIM (AOL) Messenger
1. On the VIM sign-in window click on Edit. 2. Then click on Settings Enhanced IM. 3. Next click on Enhanced IM. 4. Then click on Audio Video. 5. The Audio and Video portion has drop downs so you can select the proper audio card and video camera installed in you computer. The Audi Video drop downs are Microphone Speaker Camera
Adjust Your Audio and Video Settings: In order to adjust your audio and video settings, please follow the steps given below: 1. Click the Audio and Video Settings button directly below the My Buddy or My Camera window. If you are currently participating in an AOL Live Video IM session, a message will display: You must disconnect the current AOL Live Video IM conversation before running setup. Would you like to disconnect now? Click the Yes button. 2. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts. Notes: · The first time you use AOL Live Video IM, a message will display: Would you like to first check your audio and video settings? Click the Yes button. The Audio and Video Tuning Wizard will appear to help you verify that your camera, speakers and microphone are working properly. Follow the on-screen prompts. · images in AOL Live Video IM may appear reversed, or as a mirror image (text may appear backwards) when you look at your own camera feed or at the picture-in-picture (PIP) display. After making the settings your ready for a chat and video talk with your Family and Friends. Hope this helps. Bud
well i had the same problem... after installing the driver and clicking the hamcap, a dialogue box appears saying that there is no video capture HARDWARE (means that the computer does not recognize the hardware) ...
Suggested solution: Well what i did was to unplug the usb cord of my webcam and restart the computer... then plug back the usb cord of my webcam... then on the lower right of my windows it says new hardware found.. then click on install hardware... then click the hamcap short icon and walla!! there you go it works... hope this helps... :)
Your camera might not be set to the right setting. Also, plug the cord into the computer and camera before turning the camera on. If you have the driver disc, use it, otherwise go to driverguide.com and search for your respectable drivcer for xp. Also, the connector cord or port on the camera may have gone bad. Do the USB ports on the computer work with other items? Try a different usb cord. Also make sure the batteries are full.
you should not have had to install anything for the cam to work on Vista. If you have installed any software, remove it. Reboot, plug your player in, open Device Manager, and remove the device that shows up representing your cam(completely uninstall it). Reboot again, and plug in your player. It should be recognized now.