[Wolves] Linux-Compatible Webcam?

Andy Wootton andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Sun Feb 20 23:32:59 GMT 2005

Alan Pope wrote:

>On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 20:40:38 +0000, Tim Humpherson
><tim.humpherson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Does anyone succeed in connecting a webcam to a Linux OS, such as FC3
>>or SuSE 9.2 Pro?
>>y webcam is a Logitech Quikcam Sphere and I know that from the
>>Logitech website, it does NOT have Linux drivers.
>>From their website maybe. There's often support for devices in Linux
>that doesn't originate at the manufacturer.
I can confirm that there was support for the original B+W Quickcam by a 
third-party driver years ago.

>>... If it does not work, can you at least tell me
>>which webcam would work BEST with Linux?
The only ones that don't seem well supported are Creative Labs because 
they are boycotted due to not releasing specs. I've got a Digital Dreams 
L'Espion that was £30 from Tesco. It uses different drivers for stills 
or video which makes it a bit fiddly but it works in FC1. It works from 
the command line in Ubuntu but the gtkam GUI interface is a bit flaky.


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