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Old 04-25-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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Smile web cam


Hi i'm New to linux just finding my way round still

I'm trying to configure msn to run with linux cant get my web cam to work, I am trying to use a trust WB-3600R webcam been to trust sight cant find drivers 4 it on there.
Any ideas how to get web cam running please or where i can find drivers 4 it many thanks, Ian.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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I am interested too, I would like to run MSN messenger on a Linux platform.
At the moment I use Pidgin (I guess the Linux or Ubuntu version of IM), though it does not have all of the functionalities of MSN.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 10:04 AM   #3
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Pidgin and msn

If you want to use a camera with the Amsn client supports some cameras http://http://www.amsn-project.net/ here is a link. If you are using Ubuntu sudo apt-get install amsn should install it. As for help with your camera it is probably best to Google it.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 10:52 AM   #4
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If you are using Ubuntu sudo apt-get install amsn should install it.
Would have been a different command if I wanted to install amns on a different Linux distribution?
 
Old 04-25-2008, 10:53 AM   #5
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Yes, on Debian it would be that command aswell but other distros use other package management tools.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 11:08 AM   #6
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Yes, on Debian it would be that command aswell but other distros use other package management tools.
Thanks,
just for info...what s the package management tools used for RedHat, Mandrake, Fedora, etc....
 
Old 04-25-2008, 11:29 AM   #7
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They use RPM packages, here is some more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPM_Package_Manager
Tools like yum (fedora) and Smart Package Manager (mandriva) are used to manage the packages and check for dependencies.

btw, ferdora is the community release of Red Hat

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