[clug] Linux Webcam

Lana Brindley lanabrindley at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 23:11:10 GMT 2008

2008/6/16 Pilcher, Fred <Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au>:

> Hal wrote:
> > Hey there Clug,
> > So I'd like a really, really nice webcam that works well on
> > linux. I've heard that the Apple iSight is the bees knees but
> > they don't seem to make it anymore. So I thought I'd ask, how
> > does one go about selecting a webcam (or more generally, any
> > new funky hardware) so that it will work with linux?
> > Mapping drivers from the kernel to actual models you can buy
> > seems somewhat difficult. I have some sort of rubbishy
> > logitec quickam $something that doesn't work that I bought a
> > few years ago that doesn't work to prove it (or at least
> > prove my general inadequacy and ignornace). Any thoughts?
> If it's of any value, the camera in the Eee PC works perfectly under
> Linux though I think it's only 1.5MP. I have an HP Pavillion laptop with
> a built-in webcam and it, too, works very well.
> Fred

My Eee PC camera is quite good, although a bit grainy. Fred, I also have a
HP Pavillion (dv2000) but haven't gotten the web cam working under Fedora
yet (not that I've actually tried). Did you need to install anything? What
are you running?


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