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#1 2018-01-08 12:56

Jerome
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Webcams?

I'm assuming that all webcams are pretty compatible with linux these days? I only need a cheap one and was thinking of buying this from Amazon.

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#2 2018-01-08 15:03

bin
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Re: Webcams?

The only time I worry is if it looks like some sort of special driver may be needed - for example I have a USB microscope which is OK under Linux but only works 100% under Windows.
I usually look for MAC compatibility along with Vista or/and W7 - My guess is this one will work at a basic level as it does mention proprietory drivers.

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#3 2018-01-08 15:23

Dai_trying
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Re: Webcams?

It does say it is NOT mac compatible which could be a sign of incompatibility...

Amazon wrote:

NOTE: Not Compatible with Mac

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#4 2018-01-08 17:18

Rademes
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Re: Webcams?

Just buy Logitech C170!
It is 100% compatible with all modern Linuxes. Just plug in and you are ready to go! You only need PulseAudio to be installed. Works perfectly with Skype and Discord! Personally I have two of them. Works very well!
Or you can buy Logitech C270 if you want HD camera. It should be compatible with Linux too, but I haven't tested it. Do NOT buy unnamed manufacturer camera!

Last edited by Rademes (2018-01-08 17:25)

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#5 2018-01-08 18:42

Jerome
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Re: Webcams?

Thanks Rademes, the C170 is fine for my purposes.

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#6 2018-01-08 21:06

crosscourt
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Re: Webcams?

Same one I use Rademes Im a big user of Logitech products.


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