Message from discussion Say "Cheese"!
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From: Marti Van Lin <ml2...@dontevenbother.invalid>
Subject: Re: Say "Cheese"!
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:51:42 +0200
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On 04-10-12 22:34, Gregory Shearman wrote:
> On 2012-10-04, Clogwog <clog...@anon.eu> wrote:
>> Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>>> I use "cheese" for some webcam stuff. So I bought a small webcam for
>>> my Gentoo box and emerged cheese and it wouldn't run. It was a DBUS
>>> error, so I tried uvcview. It also wouldn't run.
>>> Turned out the .config for the Gentoo kernel I'm using didn't have the
>>> USB video module enabled.
>>> Ran genkernel with --menuconfig option, made a couple of settings
>>> recommended at the Gentoo wiki, and let it build and install itself.
>>> The build was very quick, thanks to the --no-clean option, and the
>>> --install option finished the rest.
>>> While building, I noticed that genkernel also incorporated some
>>> patches. It was about as easy as Debian's kernel-package; maybe even
>>> a bit easier.
>>> Anyway, after booting to the new kernel, cheese and uvcvideo worked
>>> fine. The longest part was the reboot, because all my drives hadn't
>>> been fscked in a couple hundred days (you know, those short uptimes
>>> due to Linux "crapware" that some moron trolls drool about, heh) and
>>> it took about ten minutes to check 'em all.
>> Welcome to Linux!!!
>> OS X and Windows: plug in the webcam, done!
Liar! All I needed to do on Ubuntu to use my webcam was: plug it in. On
Windows I had to install a driver.
> Run Ubuntu and the webcam runs.. this has nothing to do with Linux.
> Surely you've been here long enough to understand that with Gentoo you
> only put in the kernel what you *need*.
I doubt the clogtroll ever tried installing Gentoo. Efficiency is not
his piece of cake you know!
> I think you need a holiday.
I think the only thing Clowgwog needs is someone to bash his brains (or
whatever is left of it) in with a baseball bat.
|_|0|_| Marti T. Van Lin, alias ML2MST