How to Enable Webcam Drive and Install Cheese on Gentoo

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How to Enable Webcam Drive and Install Cheese on Gentoo

Make sure the device is actually on your computer. If yes, enter root and open the Kernel menu

dmesg | grep -i camera
su
cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig

How to Enable Webcam Drive and Install Cheese on Gentoo

Enable the USB adapter, even if your webcam is embedded in the notebook

Device Drivers
    -> Multimedia support (MEDIA_SUPPORT [=y])
        -> Media USB Adapters (MEDIA_USB_SUPPORT [=y])

How to Enable Webcam Drive and Install Cheese on Gentoo

After exiting the kernel menu, make sure the CONFIG_USB_VIDEO_CLASS variable is set

cat .config | grep 'CONFIG_USB_VIDEO_CLASS'

If it is not, open it with a text editor and replace #CONFIG_USB_VIDEO_CLASS is not set with CONFIG_USB_VIDEO_CLASS=y

vim .config # /CONFIG_USB_VIDEO_CLASS , and change # and is not set by ^ and =y

How to Enable Webcam Drive and Install Cheese on Gentoo

Then compile the kernel and when you ask if you want to enable USB and UVC, type yes [y] and wait for compilation

make && make modules_install && make install # y and y

How to Enable Webcam Drive and Install Cheese on Gentoo

How to Enable Webcam Drive and Install Cheese on Gentoo

How to Enable Webcam Drive and Install Cheese on Gentoo

Reboot the system

reboot

Then just install the Cheese

emerge -a cheese

How to Enable Webcam Drive and Install Cheese on Gentoo

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