[clug] Linux Webcam

Andrew Loughhead andrew at incanberra.com.au
Mon Jun 16 01:07:59 GMT 2008

Have a Logitech Quickcam 9000 Pro, about $120 from HT I think. It 
theoretically works under Skype for Linux but on my Fedora 9 install, 
when I enabled it, both parties picture went to junk. Haven't tried 
ekiga or other apps yet. I am impressed with the performance of the 
built in microphone.

Hal Ashburner 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?
> Cheers,
> Hal

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