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hoodooman 04-10-2008 09:56 PM

which webcam works in slackware
Hi All.Im thinking of buying a webcam but Im unsure which make or model will work with Slackware 12.Ideally it would be one that I could get easily in the UK.Any UK Slack users out there who know of such a product?Cheers :)

unSpawn 04-11-2008 08:56 AM

Maybe you didn't know it but it's not related to distro but kernel. If the kernel can recognise the chipset used and load a matching driver it should work. The lists webcams, chipsets and installation instructions as should searching LQ (or look at the Qbik USB database).

Alien Bob 04-11-2008 09:12 AM

Some useful links:

Webcams that work with the gspcav1 driver (Slackware 12.0 package here:

Webcams that work with the pwc driver (included in Slackware 12.0 kernel)

Webcams supported by the linux-uvc driver (this driver is not feature-complete):

Webcams supported by the qce-ga driver (originally for the Logitech Quick Cam Express):


hoodooman 04-12-2008 07:18 AM

Thanks a lot to both unSpawn and Alien Bob.The info you have given me is exactly what I was looking for.I did know that it is the kernel that supports the hardware and not the distro as unSpawn asked but I thought it would be easier to ask about Slackware cos Im unfamiliar with the kernels in other distros (I only use Slackware).Anyway thanks a lot.Most appreciated.

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