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Old 06-03-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
Tony Littlejohn
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Location: In the Nievre, Burgandy France
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A WebCam which WORKS out of the box.

After trying to get a labtec webcam to work for sometime I decided to buy a cheapish webcam in my local French supermarket for 17, call that 17 ish.

Go to :

The webCam is a USB2.0 "TnB Eye-D".

The resolution is 640 x 480 and it focuses between 3cm and infinity. It runs at 30 frames per second in 350 x 280pixels OR 15 frames per second in 640 x 480. It is rated as a 350k pixels camera - none of your megapixels. I have just been to the website and looked at the spec. Unfortunately, there is no mention of the chipset.

I had never heard of this make before.Although, there was a full range of these TnB cameras on sale; starting from 13
It comes with an integrated microphone though you do need another lead, not supplied, to connect it to your audio port.

I started up Mandriva (2008.0 in my case) with the camera already plugged in. Next I launched Kopete and went to set the video options. To my utter amazement this camera was, and continues to be , working. Kopete is fine, Skype is fine.

All the best,

Tony Littlejohn, in deepest France.
Old 06-04-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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That's great; maybe you could post it to the HCL:


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