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    Smile can I make my built in laptop webcam accessed remotely???


    Hello guys, I want to use my laptop's built in webcam as remote webcam and I don't want to use FTP and post images to a www and use php script or sth, I want to make it accessed remotely as a fast stream and if there is a way I would like to use it with Windows XP - Microsfot Windows Messenger

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    Hello kmitnick

    You can use GAIM or it is now known as Pidgin, the universal chat client. This is a wonderful application that has the same characteristics as Windows Messenger.


    This can be installed very easilly via RPM or apt-get for debian.


    Jaysunn

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    Not sure if I understood you properly. You want to use your webcam as remote webcam? Is that like, you have your laptop powered up in one room. You are in some other room or place but want to see whats happening in your room with your laptop's webcam? Is it something like that?

    If so, I think you may start cheese or pidgin remotely via ssh!
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    saivin yes it is like that, sweeet
    how can I achieve that using ssh???
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    hmm, I do use ssh, but have not used it to launch any X programs. You can do two things:
    1. you google it yourself.
    2. wait for somebody to help you out.
    Sorry, thats all I can help with my level of knowledge.
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    Try this:
    slogin -l -X root@remotehost

    then type:

    pidgin

    The -X flag is for:

    -X Enables X11 forwarding. This can also be specified on a per-host basis in a configuration file.

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    doesn't work for me bro,I assume I am gonna use one of the FTP uploading, however,I wanted it to be professional look. thnx anyway
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    What I wanted is for example if I have 2 computers running Ubuntu for instance, and the one with the webcam has device /dev/video0, the other one can call the /dev/video0 for the former one, so if I made some /dev files shared does it solve the issue???
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    I want to try something...

    I have a Samba share session between XP box and my Ubuntu with the webcam,

    what I want to do is:

    Theoretically it must work but I can't continue doing it :
    I want to windows XP's D Drive , using mount point /mnt/network with symbolik link to my Desktop with Name "Network"

    so I will do this:
    Code:
    cat /dev/video0 > ~/Desktop/Network/stream.mpg
    but the issue is that when I execute cat /dev/video0 it tells me [quote]No Such Device[/code]

    so if I use the cam with mplayer it works and I am already in the video group so why can't I save the content of the cam into the stream.mpg file


    thnx
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