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Old 09-04-2004, 06:16 PM   #1
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I Would like to buy a Webcam for SuSE 9.1

I have SuSE 9.1 and am very happy with it.
I would like to move to video conferencing,
and would like some advice or reports about which
webcam to buy (or not to buy).

On a separate note, do I only have GnomeMeeting
at my disposal for webcamming?

Old 09-04-2004, 09:31 PM   #2
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The logitech quickcam (not messenger, please!!!) is a safe and cheap choice.
Old 09-05-2004, 04:36 AM   #3
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thank you
Old 09-07-2004, 07:46 AM   #4
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Don't get the Quickcam Pro 4000. I was using Redhat 9.0, and it worked fine. I switched distro to Suse 9.1, and the Quickcam Pro 4000 stopped working. Eventually, I got it to work downloading the drivers (pwc and pwcx).

I think the drivers for this webcam were removed from the 2.6 kernels at some point. I think it had something to do with the driver's code-licensing.
Old 09-10-2004, 02:05 PM   #5
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hello not wanting to nick some bodys thread but iv been given a a "trust 120 spacecam" just wandering if some one has got one of these to work do i need a special driver for this webcam
Old 10-12-2004, 01:37 PM   #6
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i have a philips ToUcam ii pcvc820k

it runs with the omnivision (ov511) driver
though as ov 518 camera it needs a decompression module, which is no standard in the distribution kernel. driver versions with decompressor can be downloaded at it's author's site:

the ov511 driver gives access to many common usb camera's. though i found it quite hard to find camera's from the list 'supported' in the shops. be precise and careful: webcams can be tricky as the box reveals little on the contents and nothing on the actual chip used in the cam. it can vary within the same brand and camera type.


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