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Old 12-18-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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Problems finding Linux compatible web cam and headset to use with Skype for Christmas


Hi everyone! I am totally computer illiterate and just trying to find advice on where I can find a web cam and headset for my husband so he can use Skype-I've tried a few places to no avail. I found something on TigerDirect and when I called to see if it was compatible I was told they had no clue and to call Linux. An email from Panasonic said none of their items are Linux compatible. So here I am. Please help! I would like to find this for a Christmas present to my husband if possible. Thanks!
 
Old 12-18-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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See http://accessories.skype.com/store/s...ories|en-gb_GB
 
Old 12-18-2008, 10:06 AM   #3
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Ok, I checked it out, thank you; and please forgive my ignorance here... The details don't mention anything about being compatible with Linux that I saw anyway. So how do you know it is and how can I look at something and know it is?
 
Old 12-18-2008, 10:59 AM   #4
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and please forgive my ignorance here...
Haven't seen any

Generally speaking most of those devices will work under linux, but may, depending on the linux distribution your husband's using, require some manual configuration.

Most of those devices are connected via USB, so in most cases you will be able to just 'plug and play' them and an appropriate "driver" will automatically be loaded.

Maybe you should show us the specific devices you're thinking about, so that maybe someone here can just tell you "Yeah, it works."

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Old 12-18-2008, 02:10 PM   #5
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Sorry-things came up here. Ok, so here's one I was wondering about...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...5419&CatId=130
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:12 PM   #6
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Lol, you've seen some now!-I just got the "haven't seen any here" comment! Thanks! Sorry!
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:17 PM   #7
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Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 works out of the box with Slackware 12.1 and >
 
Old 12-18-2008, 03:22 PM   #8
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I have no idea what Linux package he has and no idea how to look. He installed it about 6 months ago if that helps. I suppose if it doesn't work he could always return it but it would be good if it works when he gets it. Thanks for all the tips though! Have a very merry Christmas everyone!
 
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Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 works out of the box with Slackware 12.1 and >
So: Buy it
 
Old 12-18-2008, 05:10 PM   #10
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If you want to buy an inexpensive Linux-compatible webcam then look no further than the Logitech Quickcam E3500.
If you wish to spend more money I suggest the Logitech Vision Pro. Do not be put off by the description “for Mac”, since it works for Linux, Mac and Windows.
This webcam has taken over from the Logitech Quickcam 9000 Pro, which does have a few more niggles in Linux.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 07:46 PM   #11
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So: I will! Thanks again to all the help!
 
  


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