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    Webcams with Debian GNU/Linux
    Contributed by gowlin on Wednesday, September 05 @ 08:49:50 BST

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    Recently some of my friends have moved away for school and such and so I've been looking into getting a web cam.

    I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this. Which work and which work well with Debian. Also, I'm curious as to what sort of things are supported with them. I don't think there is any software to interoperate with netmeeting and those but I could be wrong. Will taking still pictures the only thing I can do with it?

    DanielS: apt-get install gnomemeeting?

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    Re: Webcams with Debian GNU/Linux (Score: 2, Informative)
    by kyrre on Wednesday, September 05 @ 10:08:28 BST
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    Ive used the Creative webcam II usb with debian. Just compiling in the support in kernel 2.4.x should do the trick. Any program that support video devices can be used. I just tried xawtv before i got bored with it, and forgot about the whole thing. You get both video and stills.

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    Re: Webcams with Debian GNU/Linux (Score: 1, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 05 @ 10:30:43 BST

    Webcams in Linux cannot be any easier! I have a USB Philips Webcam and basically the instruction from Smcc driver did the trick. Thanks to this guy, he sent the patch for the kernel which made things easier.

    Gnome-meeting is very useful.. but not highly useful on a 56k modem dualup!!! I hope they add a chat feature to it to enable things a lot easier 🙂


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    Re: Webcams with Debian GNU/Linux (Score: 1, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 05 @ 12:58:27 BST

    Well, Its quite easy. I went out and bought a Kensington cam for $20 CDN at a local staples. Then I plugged it in with video4linux and the se401 modiles compiled into my 2.4.9 kernel. Note: se401 is only in 2.4.9 as to my understanding.. It saw the camera and I could use it instantly.

    Indes -- I'm always in #debian on

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    Re: Webcams with Debian GNU/Linux (Score: 1)
    by nico on Wednesday, September 05 @ 23:54:43 BST
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    Yes, philips USB webcams are great. i got a ToUCam pro (aka blabla740blabla); and it works great with camstream, xawtv, and some other program. Just follow instructions on (kernel compilation with selected options USB audio, philips webcam v4linux and so on...), and it works great (as root). as a user you have to define correct permissions on devices.



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    Re: Webcams with Debian GNU/Linux (Score: 1)
    by sourceo on Saturday, September 08 @ 01:04:29 BST
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    apt-get install came

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