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Setting up a USB webcam under Gentoox

This tutorial was written and successfully tested using a Logitech QuickCam Pro it should also support most other Logitech cameras.

In order to use other brands of webcam you may need to install other drivers, if so consult, find the name of your cameras driver and then substitute step 3 for the relevant driver install. I’m afraid I can’t help with other cameras but I would appreciate your feedback on what worked and what didn’t.

For this you will need

1. Xbox running Gentoox (
2. USB webcam
3. Xbox female USB adapter (


1. Install the webcam software:

# emerge camsource

2. Copy the camsource config file:

# cp /etc/camsource.conf.example /etc/camsource.conf

3. Install the webcam driver.

# emerge qce-ga

4. Now plugin the webcam and reboot the Xbox. To start camsource manually just type:

# camsource

Then open your web browser and go to the following:


There are other URLs such as http://yourxboxip:9192/large and http://yourxboxip:9192/largequal/ for more info see

That's it, hope it helps :-)

Thanks go to Scocou for pointing me in the right direction.

Tutorial by Andrew Kendall (
Tutorial revision 1.01

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