linux and webcams

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Steve B., Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Steve B.

    Steve B. Guest

    how can i get a webcam to work under Mandrake 10.1.
    Any help or links to software would be greatly appreciated.

    Steve B., Jan 16, 2005
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    WormWood Guest


    same link, shortened

    I can't answer the question but here's something to play with while
    you're waiting. Lots of good downloads here.
    WormWood, Jan 16, 2005
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  3. Steve B.

    why? Guest

    You could mention the camera model / ethernet or usb connected?

    newsgroup - alt.os.linux.mandrake

    Ever thought of trying -

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  4. Steve B.

    JPB Guest

    Think it's likely to depend very much on your particular webcam. It's one
    thing I haven't got working under Linux as yet, and although it's not
    something I use, SWMBO likes her webcam occasionally so I have her boot
    into Windows when she wants it.

    It's a minor hassle, I suppose, but she uses Yahoo! Messenger, either with
    Kopete or with the actual Messenger client for Linux provided by Yahoo, and
    AFAIK those don't support webcams as yet either (please correct if I'm
    wrong, anyone!), so I'm not worrying too much about it for the present.

    I expect that as has happened with other classes of hardware, as time passes
    and Linux becomes more popular, then the demand will exist for webcams to
    become better supported. Quite a few webcams can be supported already,
    allegedly, and no doubt as with softmodems at some point manufacturers may
    start providing drivers as well.

    For applications that can make use of the cam, GnomeMeeting I believe can do
    so, and there's another one called CamStream, though I haven't tried that
    at all.
    JPB, Jan 16, 2005
  5. Steve B.

    Steve B. Guest

    Sorry, It is a Logitec Quickcam Messenger, USB.

    Thanks alot.

    Steve B., Jan 17, 2005
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    edard Guest

    Try posting in alt.os.linux.mandrake ...lots of good help there.
    edard, Jan 17, 2005
  7. Steve B.

    why? Guest

    You will need to try the suggestions already given for that one.

    why?, Jan 17, 2005
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