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    Webcam for Linux

    Hi,

    Does anyone here use a webcam with Linux? I am trying to find a Linux-compatible webcam, and I thought I'd get a few opinions. Some people say that Logitech cams are Linux-compatible, but their system requirements mention only Windows and Mac operating systems.

    Is there any Linux webcam you know of?

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    I have played around with a couple of webcams..

    I do know that you'll need to have video4linux in your kernel..
    Allong with some webcam drivers (USB)..
    USB IBM (Xirlink) C-it Camera support (NEW)
    USB Konica Webcam support (NEW)
    USB OV511 Camera support (NEW)
    USB Philips Cameras (NEW)
    USB SE401 Camera support (NEW)
    USB STV680 (Pencam) Camera support (NEW)
    USB 3com HomeConnect (aka vicam) support (EXPERIMENTAL) (NEW)
    but as allways google is a better guide then me here..

    check ou: http://www.video4linux.net/
    and also check out: http://hardwarecentral.dealtime.com/...tibility_linux
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    Hey, thanks a lot, Jinx. I'll look up the stuff.

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    Just to add... I have used the Creative WebCam III (USB) with Red Hat 8 and 9.
    Works fine.

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    Some people say that Logitech cams are Linux-compatible, but their system requirements mention only Windows and Mac operating systems.
    I have been using a Logitech QuickCam and it has been working great for me for over a year now. You may want to try the GQcam package also. It lets you mess with the RBG, and brightness in real time. Have fun!
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    Definitely stay away from pencams, though. They're trendy looking, but unless you have absolute perfect lighting (direct sunlight or a BRIGHT light in your face) the quality of the image is horrible.

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    Definitely stay away from pencams, though.
    You are not kidding. I bought one because it was cheap and it turns out that cam had a serious case of walleye vision. Every image looked like I was taking a picture from the reflection of my face in a spoon or something and they where grainy and washed out. But, what do you expect for under twenty dollars. = /
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