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Comaptible webcams

Postby steveh6883 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:07 am

Hi all

After having trawled the forums I have yet to find any soild recommendations for compatible webcams, so I thought I would create this post & hopefully generate a helpful list for anyone else searching for the same thing

Anyway, the question is:

Are there any recommendations for 'Out of the box' compatible webcams that will work with Linux Mint7 & Skype, without the need for any terminal panel modifications?
(bear in mind there are a lot of Linux newbies here as Linux popularity as a whole grows)
For me personally, this is the only thing stopping me from ditching Windows altogether!


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Re: Comaptible webcams

Postby emorrp1 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:22 am

As far as I can tell, the ones most likely to work are those built in to a laptop. Here's the main page for webcam info: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam
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Re: Comaptible webcams

Postby rivenathos on Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:46 am

From most reports, Logitech has fairly decent support in Linux. I am not sure where you are in the world, but you can perhaps find models similar to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6826104253 which work in Linux by simply plugging it in. I have a friend with this model, and he reports it to work in Ekiga and Cheese on his Mint 6 64-bit system.
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"Just work" webcams

Postby pdc_2 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:40 pm

some suggest that the best thing is to go for UVC webcams;

What are they? "They are a class of webcams that support the USB Video Class (UVC) and work without specialized drivers"

this page has a list;

http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/#devices

others webcams need the gspca driver; although installed on the 2.6.27 kernel, there are problems

here is the page for gspca

http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html
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