[Nottingham] Linux webcam?

Joshua Lock incandescant at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 14:41:54 BST 2008

Hello Martin,

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 1:26 PM, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
> Folks,
> Onto the "what webcam for Linux" question again...
> Anyone with any recent recommendations?
> Especially for:
> Linux compatible (!)
> Low cpu overhead
> 1.2 Mpixel or better and clear image & good contrast
> low light
> microphone (good enough for 'Skype' or whatever)
> cheap :-)
> Anyone with good success?
> (OK, so I'm completely befuddled by the excessive choice and zilch
> manufacturer's info for Linux :-( )
> Are "Mac OS X" compatible automatically compatible for Linux?...


However, kernel 2.26 includes "improved webcam support", which
/should/ support all video input devices which support the USB Video
Class specification.

And you can find a decent list of supported devices here:

No personal experience here, just information seen reading Kernel Newbies.

Joshua Lock
incandescant at gmail.com

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