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Webcam advise?

Postby jer1ch0 » Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:50 pm

Can I assume all webcams work with Linux? Any suggestions for hardware and software. I use Ubuntu and occasionally SuSe.
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RE: Webcam advise?

Postby nelz » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:02 am

You can assume it.. but you'd be wrong :)

There is no standard interface for webcams, each one requires a specific driver, and not all have them for Linux. Here's one list of webcams (and other USB devices) supported in Linux: http://www.linux-usb.org/devices.html

Here's another: http://www.exploits.org/v4l/
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