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Old 12-26-2008, 02:16 PM   #16
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It does not matter this driver has been added to the kernel but the 2.6.27 has limited use must be a copy right thing But mxhaard.free runs hundreds of cams http://mxhaard.free.fr/sview.html go to his download sight from there.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 01:21 PM   #17
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Just so that this zombie thread on “webcam problem linux, compatible, cheap, not working” can be fully resuscitated for the benefit of yet more Linux users.

In most cases a poster has already purchased a webcam and then moves to Linux, where all the problems begin.

From personal experience I would always recommend that a Linux user purchases a Logitech webcam. No, I am not on commission and I have no links with Logitech.

A Logitech Quickcam E3500 is ideal for Linux but this model is probably being phased out now.

Search on the Logitech Forums for info about suitable and unsuitable webcams for Linux:
http://forums.quickcamteam.net/index.php

Apart from the mxhaard site http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html
the following links may be useful.

UVC webcams.
http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/

The Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro is not cheap but it does work in Linux, Mac and Windows.

http://www.aselabs.com/articles.php?id=268

If possible, search BEFORE you buy a webcam for Linux!

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Old 12-29-2008, 12:04 AM   #18
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....SNIP....

A lot of people get introduced to Linux by dual booting a PC that runs windows, and telling them not to use the hardware they may already have, just bought, or simply want to use does not really help them in any way unless there is no viable alternative.
And you need to be clear of who are these people. There are 2 types: ones who start to use Linux by dual-booting and the other ones who dual-boot with Windows even after 2 years of Linux use (with internet).

First ones are fine, as it takes a little before you start to understand the difference between an OS and Windows. I think the 2nd kind of people need to be discouraged to use Linux. After all an idiot with 2 hands must not use Linux (and by the same token, he must not learn to drive a car either).

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Old 12-31-2008, 05:48 AM   #19
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I purchased the Syba CL-MC-GF-WK Web Cam for $21.00 and although the video worked with the Kubuntu 7.x live disk OK, the sound did not. I also tried it in the wifes Kubuntu Dell 1420N with Kubuntu 8.0 and had similar results. It is also interesting to note that it took a long time for the camera to adjust to the light. Nothing would work with my Kubuntu Inteprid (64 bit) with KDE4 - but using Windows XP in virtualbox it worked really nicely, and the color looked good. The Syba Instructions for linux were terse and confusing.

We went to Officemax last evening to get a 8g sdhc memory card ($19 on sale) for my wifes EeePc (Xandros) and they have Logitech Quickcam Communicator Deluxe on sale for $59.00 - I could not resist trying it. It works with Skype on both the wifes 1420N laptop and my 64bit Inteprid Kubuntu desktop but the color was not as nice on my system - we did not try them on the EeePc becasue it already has a working webcam. With the Logitech it was basically plug and play, much like the various wireless Logitech mouse systems we have . I did have a problem with Skype not displaying my own video on my 64 bit kubuntu, it did show the other person OK. There are numerous reports of problems with KDE4 and webcams, so it is understandable it did not work as well on my system.

It did not work as well with kopete - seems skype may be better for my system.

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Old 04-14-2009, 02:48 PM   #20
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And you need to be clear of who are these people. There are 2 types: ones who start to use Linux by dual-booting and the other ones who dual-boot with Windows even after 2 years of Linux use (with internet).

First ones are fine, as it takes a little before you start to understand the difference between an OS and Windows. I think the 2nd kind of people need to be discouraged to use Linux. After all an idiot with 2 hands must not use Linux (and by the same token, he must not learn to drive a car either).
And those of us who still do after 12 years of Linux use? What of us? Some of us dual boot for other reasons than lack of expertise. I use Linux for everything important, and Windows for gaming. Until Linux gains enough market share to make a difference to a majority of game manufacturers, I will continue to dual boot. And, no, Cedega is not a viable option as I enjoy playing new games too.

Alienating any users by insulting them and acting like a general ass, whether they dual boot or not, is only hindering the FOSS goals.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 02:59 PM   #21
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I have a Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000, not sure what they go for these days, it was free to me. I didn't do anything, udev handled everything for me, loaded the pwc module and it just works.
I remember awhile back around Mandrake 8 days using a cheap Logitech webcam and it worked out the box also AFAIK...I believe the kernel was still 2.4 back then.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 05:19 PM   #22
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If I have to take a chance on a particular brand it would be Logitech, I have had pretty good luck getting Logitech products that work well with linux.
 
Old 04-15-2009, 09:37 AM   #23
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the web cam issue has been address a long time ago after the 2.6.27 kernel came out it was using v4l2 built into the kernel. you you need to install 4vl.compat so the cheap cams like I use will be able to run. the v4l.compat is now also in the 2.6.28.7 and up.
so this is why your cam did not work from the older kernel to the new. my cam works great in Slackware current kde 4.2.2 good luck.

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Old 04-19-2009, 11:15 PM   #24
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Get Haugpauge WinTV Go or similar to its chipset. Its not a web cam but I did not have any trouble when using it with a program like GnomeMeeting. You just need a camera or a camcorder. Using a PCI capture card and a camera connected to its compsite connector will give you the highest quality so a program like GnomeMeeting can give you a good compression ratio.
It is answers like this that gives Linux a bad name. I had the same question. I have an Envsion web cam right next to me, and it does not work under Linux. So I also was curious about what web came indeed might
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This thread is three (3) years old. Back then web cams were not supported well in Linux. The reason why I suggest PCI video capture cards because it is true that they provide better quality for video conferencing. Video conferencing needs high quality video with very low noise to its job well over the network. The reason for this, noise in the video makes it harder for the codec to compress it. A codec can compress video with little noise several times better than a video with mostly noise. In my Dell Inspiron 1520, the web cam works well in one program, ekiga, but it does not work well in others like Mplayer. The quality of my web cam just sucks period. That is why I suggest PCI video capture cards because you can get a camera that far exceeds web cams and you can use it any program including any video conferencing programs.

Office support in Linux is horrible. I have to use Abiword (very buggy and limited), Gnumeric, and Kexi for my work. Making presentations are the worst in Linux. OpenOffice just sucks period. OpenOffice just gives Linux a bad name in the office suite department. Telling people to use PCI video capture cards instead of web cams in Linux does not give Linux a bad name or reputation.

yeah i agree.. that first reply sucked.. and the second one was even worse.. use your head man
 
Old 03-31-2010, 12:58 AM   #25
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dvi suggestion helpful

While the dvi suggestion may not have been the best solution, I'm sure glad it was mentioned because I had no idea that there were 2 ways to achieve internet video. Also, I think most gamer video cards have the dvi jack in addition to the vga jack. It was informative if not optimum.
 
Old 03-31-2010, 02:33 PM   #26
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I completely agree!
 
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