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Old 12-04-2006, 06:00 AM   #1
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Creative Webcam Live!Vista IM - will it work?


Hi!

I'm wondering if Creative Webcam Live!Vista IM will work with linux? I see that is not listed among cameras gspcav driver supports...

Or would you recommend some other model?
 
Old 12-04-2006, 06:36 AM   #2
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Support means the system knows what driver to load which depends on the system recognising the chipset. First thing to do is search LQ for threads about your webcam and check the LQ HCL. If nothing turns up then try to find out more about the chipset from the documents that came with it, the vendors site and searching teh intarweb. Even emailing the vendor asking for used chipsets does work sometimes. If nothing turns up then start by plugging in the device, use "lsusb" or "usbmodules" command to see if any modules got loaded and look at your syslog for messages about USB. If you get the vendor ID strings use that to search the Linux-USB device overview website.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 06:58 AM   #3
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Well, I have not bought the camera yet actually...

I googled for it, but did not find any results. I think it uses the same chipset as other Creative Webcam Live! cameras use. And the latter are supported by the above-mentioned driver. But the "Vista IM" edition is nowhere to be found. Which means that it is either too new to have been tested or that there is no linux driver for it.

But before I buy the camera, I would like to know whether it will really work, so I just wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with it.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 07:08 AM   #4
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Ah. Like that. Maybe the LQ HCL can help: check for webcams with a high rating?
 
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Creative Webcam

I just received a new creative webcam in the mail today. The ads never said that it wouldn't work w/ Vista. The ad on the package says, "Minimun req. Windows 2000, or XP." I'm not a real computer guy, but I know my way around a bit. Is there anyone out there that can ad advice? There is no 1-800# on the box...called info in Milpitas, forwarded to another #, no one picked up. Service is what service does, Forrest Gump...
 
  


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