[GLLUG] Webcam on Linux

John Hearns hearnsj at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 10:08:27 UTC 2020

Sorry - I did not read correctly. You have a built in webcam.

On Thu, 18 Jun 2020 at 11:07, John Hearns <hearnsj at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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