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Old 01-26-2009, 07:01 AM   #1
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Webcams compatible with Slackware


Hey guys I am upgrading a few things this year with my tax return, mouse/keyboard, desk etc. I am wanting to buy a webcam to talk to my buddy in Korea and was wondering if you guys have any recommendations?

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Old 01-26-2009, 07:08 AM   #2
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Hi,

I have an Hercules Dualpix Exchange (Guillemot) and it is detected by Slackware 12.2 automatically. It is also supported by kopete and ekiga (take into account the advice here: http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?p...bcam%20support , regarding udev and v4l rules). I have not investigated if there are other 3rd party drivers which may improve performance.

I suppose Logitech webcams are also easily detected in Linux.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 07:42 AM   #3
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try for a uvc compliant cam...such as most logitechs....as you only need uvcvideo module (with luck)
 
Old 01-26-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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My Logitech Quickcam Communicate Deluxe usb web camera works out of the box in Slackware 12.2.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 02:27 AM   #5
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I've noticed that a lot of these webcams have built in microphones, do the microphones also work in slackware?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 02:46 AM   #6
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Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 works great with Slack 12.2
 
Old 01-27-2009, 04:06 AM   #7
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Hi, I bought a Logitech Quickcam E 3500 recently. It uses the uvc driver, and after loading the module both audio and video work flawlessly.

I recommend choosing a webcam from the supported uvc list: http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/
AlienBob has packages for the kernel module:
http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/linux-uvc/
But I think recent kernels don't require an external package anymore.

Please note that you can't go blindly on brand, for example some logitechs use a different driver or have a buggy hardware implementation.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 05:59 AM   #8
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Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 works great with Slack 12.2
does the microphone also work?
 
Old 01-27-2009, 08:52 AM   #9
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I've noticed that a lot of these webcams have built in microphones, do the microphones also work in slackware?

Thanks.
The Logitech Quickcam Communicate Deluxe I mentioned above has a built-in microphone that works out of the box.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 09:21 PM   #10
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You should probably research which software webcameras use then pick supported webcam.
AFAIK, they are all based around "Video4Linux", and use few separate "drivers".
Following should be enough get started:
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/Webcam-HOWTO/
http://webcam.sourceforge.net/
http://www.linux.com/feature/118896
http://mxhaard.free.fr/index.html
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...ediaWebCameras
 
Old 01-27-2009, 10:18 PM   #11
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does the microphone also work?
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