How do i get a webcam runing??

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How do i get a webcam runing??

Postby athiwatc on Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:50 am

I am using HP Pavillion dv6000
and the speaker too
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Postby Husse on Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:08 am

This is for Edgy:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... b&t=373843
but I think it should work in Feisty/Cassandra to (and Bianca)
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Get a webcam running

Postby T J Tulley on Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:33 am

Husse wrote: This is for Edgy:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?s=553f58b71cf99ee0dcf157efd8ee303b&t=373843
but I think it should work in Feisty/Cassandra to (and Bianca)


Mine is a CamMaestro SXVGA webcam Model EDP 21331 - makers Vivanco say not compatible with Linux.

lsusb shows it as: ID 0c845:628f Microdia

I tried suse@susebox:~> caminfo (quoted from the last screenshot in the above URI) but it is not recognised as a command.

The driver identified there looks very specific for the HP camera - how should I find one for mine please?


Yours hopefully, (& still really a Newbie) -



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Postby Husse on Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:22 pm

This is a funny one. If I search for
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EDP 21331 webcam
I get about a dozen hits for perfume resellers and nothing else! :):)
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is the name of the computer that's used, like yours probably is something like "theo@theo-desktop"
Looking at the manufacturers site I see that DX 9.1 or higher is needed - don't understand why, but that's Windows alright
If you google for "vivanco webcam Linux" there are some hits in german and if you read german and go through that you might (just might) find something
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