QuickCam E2500 in Fedora 11

Yes! You can get your Logitech QuickCam E2500 webcam running in Fedora 11 using v4l-dvb drivers. I found this method following the comment of Filippo in my previous post.

I used the repository to install it, but you can use the tar.gz source package. I did the following steps:

  1. Install Mercurial: yum install mercurial
  2. Install Gcc, kernel headers… to compile the driver: yum install gcc kernel-devel
  3. Get a copy of the repository: hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb
  4. Compile the drivers and install them: cd v4l-dvb && make && make install
  5. Load the drivers: make load
  6. Run Ekiga and test the webcam… It works!

I use the repository to update the driver in the future. This method is based in the upstream wiki and it may work with other versions of Fedora or Linux distributions.

6 thoughts on “QuickCam E2500 in Fedora 11

  1. tried above steps but failed to see video. Quickcam is detected by usb but not able to disply vidio even in camstream. in fedora 10 it was working fine.

    when i typed make itshows me errors like thic.

    make -C /home/avichal/v4l-dvb/v4l
    make[1]: Entering directory /home/avichal/v4l-dvb/v4l'
    make[1]: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory
    /home/avichal/v4l-dvb/v4l’
    make: *** [all] Error 2

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