[AG-TECH] no-brainer web-cam

Andrew Replogle andrew.replogle at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 22:01:12 CST 2004

Can anyone tell me, did I buy the only quickcam that linux does not support?

The Quickcam Communicate (black with built-in audio).

I've tried the v4l c-qcam, qc-usb (quickcam), and the above mentioned
phillips (pwc) with no success.

I know my system has the correct dependencies for cameras in general
because it will recognize my ibm webcam (just won't decode the signal
because again, I suck and pick the one device a manufacturer makes
that linux has no support for).

Does anyone have this camera working with linux. Is there any way I
can get this working or do I need to return it.

If I need to return it, can anyone recommend the best webcam for linux
I can get thats reasonable price? (this one was $50).


On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 14:05:42 -0800, Todd Zimmerman <toddz at sfu.ca> wrote:
> The Quickcam Pro's are a cinch now that there is a new Linux phillips
> webcam driver maintainer.  No kernel module compiling etc.  Very easy.
> Check the website: http://www.saillard.org/
> Todd
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> Fred Dech wrote:
> > hi.
> >
> > a while back i picked up a few Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000's.  most were
> > put on win boxes, but i tried running one through my linux desktop.
> > i'm running FC2 and the challenge of getting it working was just too
> > much for me to stomach.
> >
> > 'anybody using a webcam that comes up almost like magic in FC2.  i'm planning
> > on picking up a few more cameras soon and i don't want to re-live my failed
> > kernel module modes.
> >
> > thanks.
> >
> > --fred

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