[clug] Linux Webcam

Ian Bardsley ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Mon Jun 16 09:33:23 GMT 2008

Hi Jim

Can't speak for Sony notebooks but by way of interest, my Acer notebook 
(Aspire 5720) also now minus Vista, sports a Crystal Eye web cam which 
worked well using Cheese until I compiled V4L from Mercurial to get a 
Pinnacle usb DVB dongle to work... Now the web cam doesn't.  I guess 
some care will be needed with any usb web cam if there is an intention 
to compile bleeding edge V4L.


Ian Bardsley

Jim Croft wrote:
> I have a Sony Vaio TZ  (a VGN-TZ18GN) that has been pushing its luck
> and is about to be unceremoniously disenvista'd.
> Does anyone know if the built-in camera works under Linux, in
> particular Ubuntu 8.04?
> Or better, has anyone done this installation (even on a similar
> machine) and if so were there any unexpected gotchas?
> jim
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Pilcher, Fred <Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au> wrote:
>> 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.

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