Re: webcam model for etch
On Monday 30 April 2007 21:29, Marcelo Chiapparini wrote:
> I have installed etch in a sony vaio notebook with success. Now, I want
> to install a webcam on it. I have looking the Webcam HOWTO
> and I think that a SPCA50X or OmniVision based model would be fine...
> However, I will appreciate very much any advice from user of this
> Thanks in advance!
We're not ignoring you Marcelo. I picked up a webcam from the Aldi , a Lifetec
LT9388, which is omnivision, using the ov511 driver. It's not fantastic, but
acceptable, and they had reduced the price from 25€ to 5€. I bought one on
the off chance it might work, and it was ok, and as they had some more at the
reduced price, I bought 2 more as spares.
Back to reality. The omnivision (ov511) ones seem to be ok, but it's probably
wise to check out the one you're thinking of buying first, to see if it works
ok on Linux.Few links below.
and for those using PCiA chipset
and another link
It's no doubt worth doing a bit of googling as well.
You may have to set some options to get the webcam to behave. I have camstream
installed and the webcam displays in colour ok on that, but on xawtv I just
got greyscale, and I think it was the same on aMSN. I had to add a line
in /etc/modules as below to get colour in xawtv.
All the best.