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Thread: QX3 microscope and Precise/Quantal

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    Feb 2006
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    QX3 microscope and Precise/Quantal

    Hi All,
    I have an old Intel QX3 microscope - it still works and is a great tool. I plugged it in (USB), and it was immediately recognized. I could even use Cheese with it. The only problem that I had was in trying to turn on the lights (top and bottom).
    I finally found the solution. Install the package v4l2ucp. If you have a video camera already running, you will probably need to choose File-->Open and choose the last available video device (on my machine, it was /dev/video1). Click on Illuminator 1 for the bottom light and Illuminator 2 for the top. You can also control it through the terminal with v4l2-ctl.
    Have fun.

    Last edited by p-dh; December 11th, 2012 at 08:43 PM.


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