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#1 2012-10-07 21:24:34

oldtimeyjunk
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Arch Linux doesn't automatically detect my webcam.

I have a Mikomi USB webcam (not sure which drivers it uses). When I'm logged in and on my desktop (which is, for the record, Gnome 3) and I connect my cam, Arch Linux doesn't detect it. I can resolve this problem, however, by logging out and logging back in, in which the camera will be detected and will work.

How can I get it to automatically connect on insertion?

EDIT: Seems as if Arch Linux does detect it on insertion ("lsusb" shows "ALi corp.", which I believe is what the 'cam is based on), but it won't show up in Cheese, Opera, etc.

Last edited by oldtimeyjunk (2012-10-07 21:29:04)


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#2 2012-10-08 08:07:10

yungtrizzle
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Re: Arch Linux doesn't automatically detect my webcam.

Check your system logs, that might give you a clue to what's breaking down


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#3 2012-10-08 08:20:33

jasonwryan
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Re: Arch Linux doesn't automatically detect my webcam.

oldtimeyjunk wrote:

How can I get it to automatically connect on insertion?

A udev rule.


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