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Old 06-19-2007, 05:01 AM   #1
bookie
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logitech quickcam pro 4000 on debian etc


Hi again, I seem to turn to the linux forum more than I'd like. It is so nice to solve problems on your own, but that is not always possible. Trying to install my logitech quickcam pro 4000 on debian etch.

I have looked, as always, at a great deal of info - tried a lot - got frustrated - well, you know what I mean. Trying desperately to get away from windows. As yet, the main computer is still windows XP, so I would like to solve a few more problems regarding hardware before pulling the plug on windows for good.

Is there anyone who has installed a similar webcam on debian etch? If that is the case, can they help me install my webcam, so that I can pull the plug on windows.

bookie

PS I would like to combine my webcam with skype if anyone knows how.

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Old 06-20-2007, 12:58 AM   #2
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Well, I am a bit disappointed in you all for not being able to solve such a little problem. I guess you were all waiting for me to realize my self that what I asked of you is, in fact, not possible at the moment.
I have continued to do research and found that skype do not have the video link facility at the moment. I was hoped that they would have solved that problem on the 1.4 great cucumber version, but that was not the case. Skype are apparently working hard to include the video link in the next version - fingers crossed.
I know that debian has ekiga, but that would be a bit of a problem for my friends and family that haven't heard of linux - yet!!
I will do, as most of us, the next best thing and have windows on a separate hard drive for running my web cam. I think my parents would prefer that option - them living in Spain - and me living in Sweden. Plus the fact that they have just bought a web cam!!
I am looking at having a dual boot system. Windows on its own little drive hda and linux on the main drive hdb. It is a bit of a compromise, but what can we do. We are in the hands of the developers - so patience is very important!!!

bookie

Last edited by bookie; 06-20-2007 at 01:02 AM.
 
  


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