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Old 09-22-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
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chat programme with a webcam?

I am running Slackware linux 10.2 with kernel 2.4.31. I have a webcam and currently I can only chat online with it using amsn. I wonder if there is a skype and a yahoo programme that can be used in Slackware Linux with a webcam? I searched the net quite a lot but I could not find a Skype version for linux that has webcam support. Concerning yahoo messenger, I found a yahoo messenger version (, but is only for REDHAT and DEBIAN, there is no source to compile for Slackware. Someone recommended gnomemeeting to me as being able to use yahoo and having webcam support, but I could not find where to dounload it from.
What such webcam online viewing and broadcasting programme would you recommend to me and where I can download it from? Currently with I amsm I can use the cam in msn. What about skype, icq, yahoo? Is there such a messenger with cam support for Linux?
Thank you very much in advance.
Old 09-22-2006, 06:29 AM   #2
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If you beat on it a little bit (it'll be troublesome to compile on Slackware 10.2) Ekiga will maybe do what you want. It won't connect to Skype but it will let you do videophone calls to any SIP (I think that's the right term) network. I've been told it needs Video4Linux2 to perform correctly, but I've not had a chance to verify that. (It could be the person I was talking to meant that their webcam required V4L2... I'm not sure)


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