Ubuntu Hardware Compatibility List (for webcams)

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li
Tue Jan 5 12:19:12 UTC 2010

On 01/05/2010 10:49 AM, Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'd like to go shopping for a webcam, but I don't need it urgently, so I
> have the luxury that I can check for hardware compatibility before I buy.
> I googled a bit and found these sites:
> http://www.linux-drivers.org/usb_webcams.html (not very useful for me)
> http://www.ubuntuhcl.org/browse/search?category=33&os=1&worksoutofthebox=on
> (very useful, very easy to use!)
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportComponentsMultimediaWebCameras
> (kinda useful, not easy to search, loads of documentation)
> http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/cameras
> Any other websites that you could recommend me?


All this webcams supposed to work with the gspca V2 driver which is 
included in the kernel since some time. For some models you need to use 
the libv4l for decoding which is also in Ubuntu.

You can check http://linuxtv.org, too.


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