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Old 03-26-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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How can I adjust my webcam settings in Fedora 10?


I use my webcam for conferences a lot, but when I installed Fedora 10 (which supports my webcam) the picture from my webcam was too dark to see. How can I adjust the settings to change the brightness or the low light boost?

My webcam is a Logitech Quickcam, btw.

I have had to use Windows for my conferences, and I really don't like Windows.

Any help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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What application are you using to operate the web cam? Many applications have well documented configuration files in the /etc directory. Many have a name.conf format for their name. So if you were using the motion application (that's its name) then there would be an /etc/motion.conf file to configure the software. Some software such as Xawtv has its configuration file in your account's home directory.

The best thing you could do is to look up the documentation of the application that you are using to run the camera.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 05:48 PM   #3
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I am using GYach Improved for the most part. Other than that I use the Cheese Webcam Booth to test the camera.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 09:07 PM   #4
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Okay so neither of those applications have on line documentation on their web site.

I installed GYach Improved v1.1.0 on my computer. I couldn't see any way to control the camera. In fact GYach-I wouldn't even turn my camera on. I have a Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000. I'm testing on PCLOS 2007. Some applications such as wxcam can operate the camera while others cannot. I'm just saying that the camera works but that my environment must be different enough from yours that I couldn't discover anything to help you.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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Old 03-26-2009, 09:57 PM   #5
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thanks.

I'm going to try to work on it and see what i can find. My webcam works with GYach, it just doesn't want to show the image well. I have my room's light on as well as an additional flourescent light, which usually lights it somewhat well, but on Linux it is like it has little lighting.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 10:33 AM   #6
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Here are some utilities from Logitech to be used to control their cameras on Linux.

http://www.quickcamteam.net/software/libwebcam

Here is a list of applications that work with V4L2 and some that have problems with V4L2.

http://www.quickcamteam.net/software...v4l2-software/

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Old 03-27-2009, 04:43 PM   #7
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Thank you for the links, it helps a lot. I'm still learning Linux, but I know it's better than Windows.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 06:44 PM   #8
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Thank you for the links, it helps a lot. I'm still learning Linux, but I know it's better than Windows.
I'm glad that this hasn't changed your mind about Linux. I know that some things are not as easy or even as good under Linux as in Windows. It may be that your camera does not work as well as mine under Linux or maybe a different distribution of Linux would work better with your camera. That kind of thing can be discouraging for new Linux users.

I support Windows professionally. I can only say that the huge number of problems caused by malicious software keep me from using Windows on the personal level. I only have some computers running Windows so that I can keep up to date on supporting that sad software. I almost never access the Internet with any of my Windows computers for fear of getting a virus. I don't have any fears when I access the Internet using Linux. Mind you I still use common sense and stay away from well known bad web sites.

I hope that you stay with Linux.
 
  


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