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Hello! I just recently bought an EEEPC 4G and was expecting that the built in webcam will automatically works on skype and messenger. I had never handled a Linux OS ...
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- 01-31-2008 #1
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- Jan 2008
built in webcam for EEEPC 4G
Hello! I just recently bought an EEEPC 4G and was expecting that the built in webcam will automatically works on skype and messenger. I had never handled a Linux OS before so i am having challenges figuring it out. Would someone help me out how to make the built in webcam work in skype and messenger. Any advise will be greatly appreciated!
- 02-12-2008 #2
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- Feb 2008
I got Skype video working on EeePC 4G
Just bought my EeePC 4G with webcam today, and just got the video working. The Skype version that comes with the Asus is not the beta version which enables video. You can download the newer beta with video support at Download Skype for Linux
I chose the Xandros version (Deb file) and downloaded it. Once I downloaded the file then I went into file manager to make sure it was there and right-clicked the Debian package to install. (I am not sure if this step is necessary but this is what I did).
Then I went into the Settings tab, selected Add/Remove programs. I clicked Internet tab and saw Skype. I selected Update. It took a while, the first time I got "too many errors". Tried again and the update worked. Restarted the EeePC. When I went back to Skype it was the new beta. Tried calling with video. First 2 times, the call got dropped but now it works. I had a quick 2 minute test video call and it was fine. Hope this helps.
- 03-26-2008 #3
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- Mar 2008
Xandros 900 Mhz Compatible EXTERNAL Webcams: MOBILE streaming
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RE: Xandros 900 Mhz Compatible EXTERNAL Webcams
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Because of the flash memory, and small size and light weight, the ASUS Eee is ideally suited for mobile streaming, BUT google searches for usb webcams compatible with 900 MHz clock speed are not bringing up results.
Plus there is the issue of LINUX drivers.
When you use an external USB webcam with the ASUS Eee and go to the Adobe Recorder at UStream and then click on the grant access to your camera and mic button, does the software give you the choice of an external USB webcam OR the embedded Eee webcam? Independent of that, since you can buy an Eee without a webcam, what EXTERNAL usb webcams are compatible with 900 MHz clock speeds?
I know on the Macbook pro the 'usb camera' choice In the Adobe Recorder window finds the embedded iSight web cam in the MacBook Pro, but I haven't tried the Adobe Recorder and MacBook Pro with an external USB webcam hooked up yet, BUT AGAIN, INDEPENDENT of that, what EXTERNAL usb webcams are compatible with the Eee 900 MHz clock speed?
So, does the Adobe Recorder "Grant access to camera and mic" button default to the webcam that comes installed with the ASUS Eee? Or does it give you a choice between the two if you have an external usb webcam hooked up? Again, INDEPENDENT of this, what external usb webcams are compatible with 900 Mhz?
AND what external USB webcams work best with the 900 MHz clockspeed of the ASUS Eee processor? Logitec and MicroSoft 1.3 to 2.0 MegaPixel usb webcams require 1.4 MHz (2.4 Mhz recommended).
CreativeCam for notebooks offers 1.3 MP, but the B&H photo website indicates 1.8 Mhz is recommended for it and the ASUS Eee is only 900 MHz.
So, what webcams and drivers can students and others find to permit us to m o b i l e stream? This is critical for those of us interested in MOBILE STREAMING.
One LINUX forum user posted: Just bought my EeePC 4G with webcam today, and just got the video working. The Skype version that comes with the Asus is not the beta version which enables video. You can download the newer beta with video support at Download Skype for Linux...
But unless you walk around like Diogenes offering your lap top to the world like a lighted lamp, the embeded webcam is not going to show the world much more than our faces. And we think what we see is as important as how we look when we see it...
First draft of email picks up here:
ASUS Eee @ 900 MHz and Xandros Linux are here, and we want to use USB webcams to stream video and audio, but a list of LINUX drivers and webcams optimal for 900 MHz is not found, so PLEASE work with us to generate such a list and get this information public so who is not tempted to ditch XANDROS Linux and install Windows XP...
CreativeCam looks to be the most likely compatible but a google search has not brought up a clean and simple driver install response yet.
Video - Linux Downloads Directory offers drivers to download, but again it's not clear usb webcam is facillitated. Maybe it's up to the manufacturers to note their cameras are Linux compatible? or ASUS?
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The flash memory hard drives in the ASUS eee make mobile streaming a real possibility. Clip on a USB web cam, put your ASUS Eee in your back pack and LIVE your life while you stream.
Does LINUX offer a power management option that permits us to close the laptop and have it stay on? Windows offers that. But not Apple yet.
2008:03:26:00:28: webcam Mhz google search finds: the iBot webcam indicates a 400 Mhz processor minimum, but is a FIREWIRE interface, while the ASUS Eee is USB 2.0. Perhaps there is a converter? But there is no LINUX driver mentioned.
Note: Mobiola and who else offer software to convert your cellphone into a wireless web cam. LINUX Xandros Blue tooth? But it's not with all phones, and many of the webcams are far lighter than cell phones which is important for body worn m o b i l e live your life streaming / learning / conferencing; xref: Lockheed WIRE software adaptations to medical and education use so that AI, tutors, peer to peer, and parent involvement can all come into play while the 'student' is mobile and streaming.
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