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wersdaluv
January 1st, 2008, 03:41 PM
Video call is one of the thing that give me a hard time. I have a Logitech Quickcam Orbit/Sphere which doesn't work so well on Gutsy.

I am thinking of buying a cheap webcam for gutsy (for the love of not installing windows) that would work perfectly on skype, kopete and/or gyachi. What webcam can you recommend? :D

jobsonandrew
January 1st, 2008, 04:31 PM
i bought a webcam off ebay for about 6.. I didnt have Linux in mind when I bought it, but it was detected immediately and automatically by Feisty (and most likely gutsy).. moreover, i was a nightmare to install on windows!

It was unfortunately unbranded, but after a bit of searching i discovered that the chipset was a Vimicro 0301PLH

sorry its not much help lol but unfortunatley in Linux its down to the actual chipset inside rather than make/model (and the chipset is difficult to identify without actually plugging it into a machine)

wersdaluv
January 2nd, 2008, 12:14 AM
Yeah. It's difficult to identify. hehe. Thanks anyway :)

mikedep333
January 2nd, 2008, 09:01 AM
It isn't a separate webcam, but much to my amazement the webcam in my HP tx1000z tablet PC worked immediately in gutsy. This was unlike the rest of the hardware on this...

EdThaSlayer
January 2nd, 2008, 09:17 AM
I have an : Creative Technology, Ltd WebCam NX Ultra. It works perfectly out of the box, even video calls work nicely!

jespdj
January 2nd, 2008, 11:53 AM
I have a Logitech QuickCam, I don't remember exactly which variant, I think the QuickCam Chat (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_communications/webcams/devices/3781). All the QuickCam variants use the same hardware as far as I know, the difference is in the software that you get with it (which is useless for Linux anyway) and with some models you get a headphone.

The QuickCam works without any problems on Gutsy. I'm using it with Skype 2.0 Beta.

Before this one, I had a Microsoft VX-3000, and there was no way to get it working properly. Don't get a Microsoft webcam.

ukripper
January 2nd, 2008, 11:57 AM
This one worked out of the box for me http://www.ebuyer.com/product/101137

BreathEasy
January 2nd, 2008, 12:04 PM
Logitech QuickCam Zoom. Works fine in Gutsy 32 and 64-bit.

Amusing off-topic fact - Logitech does not supply any Vista drivers for my particular webcam (along with most of their older cameras). They recommend I purchase something newer, despite this being a perfectly functional camera. My solution for Vista? Use the XP drivers instead. They worked beautifully, plus I stuck it to Logitech for being such pricks. :)

jobsonandrew
January 2nd, 2008, 12:56 PM
This one worked out of the box for me http://www.ebuyer.com/product/101137

This one looks EXACTLY like the cheapo one i got from ebay.. i know that doesnt mean its the same electronics inside but its a start.. good pic quality too for something so cheap