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Author Topic: How to install a webcam?  (Read 2623 times)
lupemonkey1993
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« on: August 13, 2009, 01:11:36 pm »

I have a COSY PC 525 webcam. I got it from my dad's office.
and. it didn't come with a CD. or any instructions.
PLEASE HELP ME.
 I WANT TO USE MY WEBCAM FOR FACEBOOK, MSN, AND OVOO, AND GMAIL.
PLEASE HELP 
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vanoff
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 02:08:27 pm »

Windows XP
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rbistolfi
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 03:14:58 pm »

Windows XP

This forum is getting weird.

I have a COSY PC 525 webcam. I got it from my dad's office.
and. it didn't come with a CD. or any instructions.
PLEASE HELP ME.
 I WANT TO USE MY WEBCAM FOR FACEBOOK, MSN, AND OVOO, AND GMAIL.
PLEASE HELP 


Please post the output of running lsusb in a terminal as root after plugging the cam in your usb port.
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lupemonkey1993
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 04:37:22 pm »

i have a windows XP. I really don't get what you are saying, b.c i'm not a techy type a girl. lol
sorry
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rbistolfi
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009, 05:26:27 pm »

i'm not a techy type a girl. lol

Me neither Grin

There is an entry in your menu that says "Terminal". That is an application in which you can send commands to the system through a prompt.
So go to your menu, click in the terminal entry and at the prompt write "/sbin/lsusb" (without quotes), then press Enter. That will return a list of your devices plugged in the USB ports. You can paste that list here by selecting it with the mouse and clicking with the middle button of your mouse in the forum post.
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2009, 05:49:02 pm »

Do you want to install the webcam in Linux or in Windows XP? This forum supports VectorLinux, not Windows. I found a Web page for COSY, but it was in Korean and I didn't understand anything. I couldn't find pictures of anything that looked like a webcam.
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lupemonkey1993
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 01:04:31 pm »

i want to install it in window xp. I can't really understand korean too.
lol haha
thanks gg.

-lupemonkey1993 Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009, 04:56:04 pm »

i want to install it in window xp. I can't really understand korean too.

You are in the wrong place because we don't support Windows here. This is a Linux forum. If some kind person knows the answer to your problem, he or she may try to help you out, but don't hold your breath.<g>

My guess is that you need to install a Windows XP driver for the webcam before you try to use it. I did some mild googling and couldn't find a driver for COSY anything and the Korean Web page was no help. But I didn't try that hard, so you may want to do your own Web search.

If you can't find the driver, I suggest buying a new webcam. You don't have to spend much if you don't want to. A needed driver will be included if you get a new webcam.

A good place for help with Windows XP Home and Vista Home and Ultimate is the CompuServe Windows Support Forum. The people are knwledgeable, helpful, and nice. Go to http://community.compuserve.com/winsupport . In order to post a message for help, you need an AOL or AIM screen name. If you don't have one already, when you get to the Windows Support Forum click on Post a Message under Welcome, Guest. That will take you to a signup screen. There is no charge, no software is installed on your computer, you won't get any spam as a result, and you can keep your e-mail address hidden. You access the forum through any browser.
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