[kwlug-disc] USB/Firewire cameras under Linux

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 20:17:29 EDT 2010


John:  How expensive.  A decent resolution at a full 30 fps (at least
640x480 would be needed) for less than a hundred I could afford.  I
need two to do what I want.

Brent

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 8:04 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 7:57 PM, R. Brent Clements <rbclemen at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> Is anybody here using webcams (or something more substantial) under
>> Linux?  I am going to need a few cameras for a project and making
>> heads or tails of the compatibility lists I have found is proving to
>> be tough.  Preferrably something that is still widely available.  I
>> have access to enough wholesale suppliers that I can probably find
>> whatever you are using if it is still available.
>
> I don't know about desktop ones, but I had at least 2 laptops that come with
> built-in webcams, and they work out of the box. Nothing special to
> configure.
> Skype for Linux uses them without any issues. Kopete shows that it can
> enable it for IM, but I have not tried to use it in IM.
>
> lsusb says the following is the ID for one that works:
>
> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b070 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
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