[Nottingham] Linux webcam?

Tim Dobson lists at tdobson.net
Fri Jul 18 11:02:26 BST 2008

Martin wrote:
> Onto the "what webcam for Linux" question again...
> Anyone with any recent recommendations?

My webcam is rubbish on most of those counts, though at the time I 
bought it, it won on the "cheap" one!

I documented the process for getting it to work with GNU/Linux. It's a 
generic webcam and so the most difficult thing was finding out what 
model it was.
> 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 :-)

It's unlikely to be very helpful, but reading about how i sorted my 
webcam out may be interesting


If each of us have one object, and we exchange them, then each of us
still has one object.
If each of us have one idea, and we exchange them, then each of us now
has two ideas.   -  George Bernard Shaw

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