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Old 10-08-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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need help setting up camera in linux


can somebody give me step by step instructions on
how to configure and record from a camera in linux
 
Old 10-08-2009, 11:28 PM   #2
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No but I can probably help you find the answers.
What kind of camera and does it have a memory card that the
pictures are saved on?
 
Old 10-08-2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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it does have a memory card
but i am using it in stream mode
 
Old 10-08-2009, 11:46 PM   #4
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What do you mean by "stream mode"?
 
Old 10-09-2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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Probably the best advice I can give you go here http://gphoto.sourceforge.net/
scroll down to "Introducing gPhoto2" Click on 1100 and see if your camera is spported
then clcik on gphoto2 just above and see what you need. You will need:
libgphoto2, gphoto2, and gtkam.

First check whether your distro already has these. Try running gtkam from the cli.
Also check and see if your distrohas this for installation by you package manager.

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Old 10-09-2009, 12:11 AM   #6
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in stream mode it acts as a web cam streaming live image data thru the usb
without storing it first
 
Old 10-09-2009, 12:22 AM   #7
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Oh, well then I have no idea. Never needed that function.
WHy don't you just buy a web cam.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 12:23 AM   #8
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its setup the same i just dont know how to set it up
and i could not compile VLC and they did not have a binary for my distro
 
Old 10-09-2009, 12:52 AM   #9
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basicly i need a webcam software that works
without KDE or GNOME and to know how to configure it
 
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Have you looked into webcam and webcam-server?

Here is a howto that may help.
 
  


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