webcams

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 18:55:11 GMT 2009


> good topic.
> i never used a webcam on kubuntu yet, though i do have one. not a
> famous make or anything, a generic USB webcam.
> i plugged it only once, opened kopete, and noticed that kopete doesn't see it.
> nowadays i don't use kopete anymore, i use amsn and skype from
> medibuntu. do i need any driver? any package to get camera support? or
> it works out of the box? i have no idea. like we need "sane" for
> scanners, do we need anything for webcams?

Pretty much, this page sums it up:
http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html

Also read:
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/6463/1/

Any webcam with USB video class support will work in Linux, too, but
for some reason there aren't very many such cameras:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_video_device_class#Linux

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