[GLLUG] Webcam on Linux

John Hearns hearnsj at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 10:07:44 UTC 2020

When you plug it in what does lsusb tell you?

I have a Zoom USB webcam which works fine on Fedora and Raspberry Pi.
I bought it in MediaMart in Holland though!

On Thu, 18 Jun 2020 at 00:51, Andrew Black via GLLUG <
gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> My laptop webcam has broken, and I dont have the energy to get it fixed
> under RTB warranty.
> Are there any gotchas about buying for linux (ubuntu 18.04).
> More specifically
>    - Quality - doesn't have to be much better than built in one. Not
>    planning on recording publishable videos
>    - Mounting on tripod is important. On the monitor is at the wrong
>    angle and too close.
>    - Not too bothered about microphone
> Human side. Initially I thought no webcam had advantages for zoom and the
> like but over the weeks I have found I get left out. "Put your hand up if
> you want to speak".
> I am pretty sure it is a hardware issue. I have tried a 20.04 live USB and
> that fails.
> Ps
> One site says Support multiple operating systems, including Windows, Mac
> OS, Android Smart TV, etc.
> I would like something a little more definitive than "etc".
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