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    webcams on linux

    Hi,

    does anyone know of a good webcam, preferably under $100, that works on RH Linux?

    thanx,


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    hello,
    i think the IBM webcam works well under linxu and is pretty cheap.

    http://www.webcaminfo.com/review-ibmcam.shtml
    http://www.linux-usb.org/ibmcam/

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    I bough mine for $10 at Best Buy and it works using the OV511 driver. It is an Ezonics webcam. Quality s not great, but you can't ask for more for $10.

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    Re:webcams on linux

    As pbharris mentioned -- the IBM ones work. I got the cheaper one ant it works on the Xircam driver.

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    While we are on the subject. What is a good app or webtool for a webcam for someone to access through the net. I dont mean like netmeeting but like something like webcam streamer... or pic updater...

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    Re:webcams on linux

    [quote author=gmoreno link=board=3;threadid=4615;start=#46603 date=1029986115]
    While we are on the subject. What is a good app or webtool for a webcam for someone to access through the net. I dont mean like netmeeting but like something like webcam streamer... or pic updater...
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    All you need is the program called "webcam" and the command-line ftp program. There is a good NHF about this on LNO: http://www.linuxnewbie.org/nhf/Hardw...sy_Webcam.html

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    Has anyone tried to get an IBM Cam to work right with Debian? I have two boxes and the IBM Cam makes my system freeze. I have stup the cam in Slack and Mandrake and it works good but this IBM cam for some reason dosent work on my Debian boxes.

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    Re:webcams on linux

    are you sure your usb is setup properly in the Debian system? I havent had an issue in RedHat or SuSE.

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    I'm pretty sure it is. The cam comes up in dmesg so I'm not sure what could be wrong...

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    Re:webcams on linux

    what modules are you loading on your debian box? IIRC I just needed the usual USB module and the Xircam module, or ibm-xircam module (forget the actual name)

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