webcam and ubuntu

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at
Fri Mar 17 22:02:01 UTC 2006

Philip Axer wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm going to buy a webcam. (In fact will buy two but this doesn't matter 
> :) )
> Is there a list or something where I can see which webcam works out of 
> the box?
> Currently I'm using breezy, but when the webcam will be on duty I'll be 
> using dapper.
> Philip

Hello Philip

The spca5ss webcam driver is included in Ubuntu. This driver supports at 
the moment 205 webcams see :-). I 
don't know which version was included in Breezy, but for sure it was 
less webcams. Unfortunatly, spca5xx was broken in Breezy and I don't 
know how it will be in the next release. Anyway spca5xx supports a lot 
of webcams and it is easy to compile from source :-) See

I hope this information helps.

Regards, Thomas


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