View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can anybody recommend a good quality and good value webcam?

February 5th, 2010, 09:11 PM
I'm currently using Ubuntu 9.10, but the webcam I have doesn't work with it. It works fine with my XP box, so I'm happy enough to leave it attached to that. I was wondering whether anybody could recommend a webcam that works "out of the box" with Ubuntu 9.10. I'm UK based, so would prefer to purchase from UK based retailers for shipping speed. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

February 5th, 2010, 09:59 PM
a phone can work wireless thrue bluetooth :o

February 5th, 2010, 10:51 PM
plug in your web cam open a terminal type (gstreamer-properties)click enter
click video try v4l1 or vyl2

get the programs ( cheese and or wxcam )
1 or the 2 will see your cam after gstreamer-properties
install gsteamer if it dont come up
hope this helps

February 6th, 2010, 03:29 PM
HI there. v4L works!! Now all I need to do is work out how to set the cam up so that it works with Cheese and Firefox....