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Re: [gNewSense-users] Webcams

From: Justin Baugh
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Webcams
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 22:16:35 -0400 (EDT)
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> Hi!
> I want to buy two webcams to work under GNU+Linux: one to be used with a
> laptop and the other with a desktop.
> Are there any webcams that work with free drivers?
> Every webcam I can easily buy don't work with GNU+Linux or need a
> non-free driver :-(

There are several newer, higher quality webcams that rely on the linux-uvc
driver (implementing the USB Video Class standard), which is free
software. It is not in the kernel, but you can get it from .

I purchased a Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 and it works fine with this
driver, using gNewSense, for rms's use. I tested it with Ekiga - worked
great, even under low light. They have really great quality, but they are
a little bit more expensive (we paid $60 for the QuickCam).


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