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I have been buying a new webcam every six months for the past two years, hoping to find one that will work with Linux. It doesn't have to be good. ...
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- 07-03-2006 #1
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- Jul 2006
Webcams under Linux: will this ever work?
What is confusing is that there are forums, there are drivers, etc, and yet from my experience, I have yet to identify a camera that works.
So I have some questions:
1. Can someone confirm that there exist USB webcams that can be accessed under Linux?
2. If so, which ones are they, and is there a method of getting one to work with Suse 10.1?
Btw my current collection of webcams: Creative Labs Webcam Pro eX, Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks Deluxe, and a Creative Technology, Ltd WebCam NX [PD1110]. These are all popular plain old webcams.
Is anyone working on designing a webcam that works under Linux? Honestly I have spent so much money on non-working cams that just collect dust, and I have wasted days on this, I would gladly pay, say, $200 for a piece of junk webcam, if only I knew it would work on Linux. "Works" means I plug it in and can get images out of it.
Thank you for any input on this.
- 07-03-2006 #2
I've suffered the same myself. I have a webcam that should work with the ov511 drivers and on distro after distro I have failed to get it working. Even after kernel recompiles it is still useless to me. Well, it does work as a microphone if I ever wanted low quality audio. I'd be quite interested myself to know a brand that will 'just work'.
- 07-04-2006 #3
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- Aug 2005