[SWLUG] webcam software help

pbhj (swlug) swlug at alicious.com
Sat May 27 23:49:19 UTC 2006

Incidentally, I've replied off-list to D.

For those on list - I'm using the driver from http://qce-ga.sourceforge.net/ 
installed using their instructions (works as a kernel module).

To get aMSN working I had to roll my own copy of tls.sourceforge.net (which 
required creating links from /usr/local/ssl/include to /usr/include/ so it 
could find openssl) and adjst the aMSN preferences.

Not tested yet but appears to work from my end.

Simple really, practically plug'n'play :0)>


ps: that's a bearded smiley btw

On Saturday 27 May 2006 21:30, you wrote:
> I use aMSN for webcam. I like how it records webcam conversations. The
> moment Gaim supports webcam, the moment I move back to Gaim.
> I have yet to reinstall the camera drivers, but I wouldnt mind helping
> you test. I hope to install the camera drivers very shortly.
> Other than IM's, I use the webcam as a motion detecting security camera.
> It takes 2 images per second whenever it sees something move (50 pixels
> or more).
> pbhj (swlug) wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > Anyone out there use a webcam. I just got an old quickcam express (hand
> > me down!) which I've installed OK and gives me a signal (via V4L
> > on /dev/video0).
> >
> > I've  tried having a webcam-chat using Kopete but can't seem to get it
> > right, the cam is viewable in the config and can be seen with kdetv. Just
> > I don't know many people who IM and none that are knowledgeable about
> > software for Linux. All the messenger services seem to deny unilateral
> > cam use.
> >
> > Anyway:
> > 1) anyone who uses a cam on IM and will let me test my rig with them
> > would be warmly welcomed.
> > 2) what apps are you all using with webcams ... I've come across
> > gnomemeeting (not installed due to deps), kdetv (can you save a clip?),
> > xawtv, gaim, amsn and of course Kopete. Any good apps that I'm missing?
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Paul

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