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Old 10-14-2013, 04:03 AM   #1
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HD web cams. Which one do you have?

Hi I would like
to ask the fellow users of the forum. To write down their current HD webcam and how good is supported by their distro.
I have a microsoft lifecam which works great in my opensuse 12.3 wit skype

Old 10-14-2013, 06:49 AM   #2
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Hi Alex wish if it was that simple what you really need to find out what chip is on the device ok. Because the distributor M$ is just that a logo on that.OV9712 HD CMOS chip. And next year it may change. so I guess it would the make and model might help. That HD cam has been supported by the linux kernel since the 2.6 kernel. and most likely before.
I am happy you have it up and running in your distro.
I my self use a little HP cam in slackware,
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You can always look at the list of devices supported by uvcvideo:


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