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Old 06-21-2009, 07:27 PM   #1
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Webcam question.


This might not really be a "linux" question, but here goes.When I post my webcam on certain flash websites the output is pixelated. Before the linux switch it was clear as a bell. The webcam itself seems to work fine, it is crystal clear using cheese.I am wondering if I need better flash drivers or something.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.
 
Old 06-21-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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To help you out. When posting a Question about hardware and it's software problems.
please say the Distro Name and Version. Hardware device and hardware device chip.

open a terminal and as root or sudo. type lsusb to see the usb device. then type lsmod
to see the module(driver) associated with your device.
the reason most drivers for webcams and usb device have been put in the kernel for the kernel.org folks to maintain it.
Your system may have loaded the incorrect module. Or there is a new module for it and you may need to black list an old module. read about quick cam and there linux modules.
and the pixart gspca_pac207 module.so before you download and build your own modules look in to it.

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Old 06-22-2009, 12:41 AM   #3
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I am using fedora 11 on an Acer Aspire. The webcam is Crystal Eye (integrated).
 
Old 06-22-2009, 03:33 PM   #4
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if you are using 64 bit go to adobe and and get 64 bit . or 32 bit if 32 bit os.flashplayer fcll uses open flash and it is not as good.un install it and install adobe for linux 64 bit.

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Old 06-23-2009, 07:25 AM   #5
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I have already installed adobe, but my webcam is still pixelating when I post it to the website. I also looked for flashplayer but i couldnt find it so I either already uninstalled it or it wasn't installed to begin with, not sure.


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if you are using 64 bit go to adobe and and get 64 bit . or 32 bit if 32 bit os.flashplayer fcll uses open flash and it is not as good.un install it and install adobe for linux 64 bit.
 
Old 06-23-2009, 09:04 AM   #6
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depending on your distro the flashplayer plugin is kept (except for ubuntu) /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
 
Old 06-24-2009, 04:21 PM   #7
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depending on your distro the flashplayer plugin is kept (except for ubuntu) /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

Ok I have found libflashplayer.so by going through the file system (/usr/lib/ etc.) how do I uninstall it? It doesnt show up in the plug-ins tab in mozilla or the add/remove software.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 09:48 AM   #8
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if you have flashplayer from fedora just use your yum or software manager to uninstall. help me help you.
are you using a 64 bit FC11 or not.

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Old 06-26-2009, 12:23 AM   #9
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if you have flashplayer from fedora just use your yum or software manager to uninstall. help me help you.
are you using a 64 bit FC11 or not.
32 bit im pretty sure, sorry for neglecting that little tid bit.
 
Old 06-28-2009, 12:42 AM   #10
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down load flash player extract it open a browser as root copy the plugin and place it in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins that's it
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or install this rpm
select rpm and install it. simple as a click.

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