Husse wrote:Apart from Skype I thought webcams were used with IM programs such as Kopete and what have you
What else could you use?
(and no solutions seen)
On the winslobber side Netmeeting is one app which is point to point.
I don't use "social networking" sites of any form for any reason as they are a huge security and privacy risk/leach. They can be used for online stalking in various forms if you know what your doing and various hacks. Just ONE of the many reasons why I don't have accounts with any of them.
I just prefer to stay clear of the "skype/AIM/messenger" viruses.
Ekiga is one, but its gnome based, and I am not a real fan of gnome or programs based on it as they just don't tend to get along with the way I do things or KDE does things. ekiga is good as it supports h.323 (aka Netmeeting which is on just about every winslobber install or on the CD).
The next problem is cameras that support Linux, I prefer not to purchase creative or msloth products, and the Hercules (who knew that name was still around, I though it died with the HGA cards) Chit & Chat Deluxe (or something similar) but I see varying stories on works/no chance/sorta works/works/doesn't work etc..
First I am after cameras known to work under Linux especially KMint Daryna and Elyssa KDE V3.5.x
Second, I am after programs to use with the camera, preferably sans security risk/leach "social" networks.