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Re: [SLUG] usb webcams

logitech quickcams work in linux...
observe at

drivers at 


buggy, but usable


Peter Hardy wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 01:51:08PM +1100, Alexander Else wrote:
> > from doing a few searches i can see there's support for quite a few usb
> > webcams, does anyone have any experiences with getting these going under
> > linux?
> I've been using a Philips Vesta cam for a while now with the 2.4-pre, and
> now 2.4.0 kernels.  In my experience, the driver is rock-solid, and I get
> better performance in Linux than Windows.  I haven't tried with a 2.2
> kernel, but I hear the driver works well with those kernels as well.
> If you don't mind using a closed-source driver (The author has entered into
> an NDA with Philips..), it's an excellent choice.
> xawtv is really designed for tuner cards and the like.  I don't think it's
> ever actually worked for me.  There are much better apps around for looking
> at webcam output like camstream and gspy.
> Cheers,
> Peter
> peterhardy@xxxxxxxxxx
> (Look, Ma!  I've got a new email address!)
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