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Old 11-06-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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Cam pictures?


Hello, I am running Fedora Core 4. I have a webcam to take pictures of items for Ebay and I don't know how to use the feature of taking pictures with it in linux. Also what program could do that? Thanks have a great day.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 08:18 PM   #2
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What webcam and how does it connect? When you boot up your system and login, start an xterm and type:
dmesg | less

And scroll around to see if you can see your camera mentioned. Then, you could use The Gimp to take the picture, or depending on how your camera is recognized, you can use gphoto.

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Old 11-06-2005, 08:27 PM   #3
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It's usb, do I need drivers? And how do I use Gimp to do that?
 
Old 11-06-2005, 08:32 PM   #4
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It's USB doesn't tell me what camera it is Which even further doesn't help me to find out whether you need external modules (drivers) or not.

As for using Gimp to do it, you fire up gimp, and in the File menu there is an option to import from a device.

This all depends on how your camera is detected, check dmesg for more info.

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Old 11-06-2005, 08:35 PM   #5
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Sorry thoguht you wanted to know if it was usb, the camera is a micro innovations webcam
 
Old 11-06-2005, 08:44 PM   #6
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A google on that camera produces this page that looks promising:
http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdev.php?id=2934

However, with the data being from a year ago, you may very well have this module in the kernel now. dmesg will certainly tell you more. You could also just blindly probe modules, though that's generally un-necessary with newer kernels that auto recognize and configure devices (which dmesg would tell you). If you want to try the blind probe option, fire up an xterm and type:
su -
To switch to root, then type:
modprobe spca50x

Also, check out this page:
http://spca50x.sourceforge.net/spca50x.php
For even more info on the status of the module, how to use it, etc...

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