Logitech WebCam@Notebook + Ubuntu 5.10 (046d:08ae)

Some of you probably might have noticed ICM532 chipset based webcams freezing on breezy (for a comprehensive list refer to: http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html ) when u turn on gnomemeeting or camorama. Herez the fix for that:
FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS! DONT TAKE SHORTCUTS OR MAKE MODIFICATIONS IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING
You need to do the following step by step
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r` build-essential gcc-3.4
wget http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca50x/Download/spca5xx-20060501.tar.gz
tar xvfz spca5xx-20060501.tar.gz
cd spca5xx-20060501
sudo make CC=gcc-3.4
sudo modprobe -r spca5xx
sudo rm -rf /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb/media/spca5xx*
sudo make install
sudo modprobe spca5xx
Now you should be all set to use ur ICM532 chipset based webcam.

this is a copy of this ubuntu forum entry.

For good voip not using skype but a free tool check this out.

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