Testing usb webcam, out of space during cheese installation

I wanted to see if my cheapy usb webcam works on the bbb (stock, running debian 8.5)… so I installed cheese, but during installation, using this guide, it said out of memory!


Not sure how much space I started with, but this is now:

root@beaglebone:~# df

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on

udev 10240 0 10240 0% /dev

tmpfs 100784 8520 92264 9% /run

/dev/mmcblk0p1 3706992 3552016 0 100% /

tmpfs 251956 4 251952 1% /dev/shm

tmpfs 5120 4 5116 1% /run/lock

tmpfs 251956 0 251956 0% /sy

How much of /devmmcblk0p1 (emmc) is from cheese? Since it didn’t finish installing correctly, I’m guessing it’s best not to run it, but how do unistall the partial install? And how can I see the camera output without the use of cheese?

BTW, the camera I’m using is a very old Logitech Quickcam Chat (640x480 961413-0215). Figured the low frame resolution/frame rate should be a piece of cake for the bbb! This webcam works on my desktop debian running cheese.

I know there’s a few webcams known to work with the bbb, (Logitech C920, playstation eye), but if I do have to buy a new one, I was thinking of a microsoft kinect or a lifecam studio Q2F-00014/X821857-003 Q2F-00015/Q2F-00003 Q2F-00013 5WH-00002 1425 Q2F-00001).


/dev/mmcblk0p1 3706992 3552016 0 100% /
Your mmc is full, you need more space!
Have a look at /var/log
du -sh /var/log
Have a look at /usr

But this will not help really;)
Even if you do a
apt-get remove --purge *all_programs_you_do_not_need_anymore*
It's maybe easier to save all Files you want to keep and do a fresh
install of yor BBB

Thanks, I think I’ll start over!

Is there a way to install/execute big programs (like cheese) on the sd-card? In the past I’ve mounted the sd card, but I’ve never been able to boot from the emmc while then installing and running apps from the sd-card?

I would try to dd the eMMC to an 8GB or larger SD card, and then boot it and run grow_partition.sh after you boot it. I think this would be faster that starting over unless you've not changed much from the "stock" image.

I've never had much luck with cheese, sounds like you are familiar with it, but I find fswebcam more useful.