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Using Logitech Quickcam on Debian 4.0


I am running Debian 4.0 on a number of computers (laptop and desktop).

I have a Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX webcam.

I have searched on the Internet, to try to find how to set it up and use it, for making video recordings and video calls.

I have installed a driver, spca5xx, and camerama, and camstream.

With what I have installed, I can get a moving image displayed on the (laptop) screen, but I can record only still images of me.

How do I get it to record video clips?

I have just run Ekiga, not to make a call, but to check that the webcam works with that, but, until the people that I want to contact, have webcams and Ekiga set up, I want to be able to send them little video clips with the web cam (to try to encourage them to make video calls).

Thank you in anticipation.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
  Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
  written by Douglas Adams,
  published by Pan Books, 1992


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