So far I've tried to plug in an existing webcam I had laying around which didn't work and then I purchased an additional (cheap) webcam http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/p ... 372375.htm which also refuses to work.
Both webcams after being plugged in show up as /dev/video0 but I cannot get any images from the camera using various image capture programs that can be used from the command line. I've tried using the alpha wheezy image and then the beta wheezy and it's exactly the same.
Anyone got any ideas what could be going wrong here? I can't keep purchasing additional web cams, I'm thinking it must be something software related. Surely both webcams can't be incompatible with Linux?