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Re: [suse-multimedia-e] Logitech QuickCam USB - any success stories?
  • From: "John C. Craig" <JohnCraig01@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002 09:03:05 -0500
  • Message-id: <3C419399.9040401@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
You need to look carefully at the exact model number of the quickcam you want to buy, and compare it with the compatible models listed in the quickcam driver documentation. I purchased a new one marked "quickcam express" and found that it was recognized on the Linux USB bus, but the driver did not support that model. Other products, also called "Quickcam Express" are compatible. You need to verify the model number. The best way may be to look in your kernel source (/usr/src/linux/Documentation) and read the documentation for the kernel driver. That says which models are supported.

I eventually returned the quickcam to the store and bought a Kensington webcam, less expensive and works perfectly.

helmut@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Am Samstag, 12. Januar 2002 19:41 schrieb Marcel:

I'm running SuSE 7.3 and have found very spotty info on the web about
getting a Logitech QuickCam (USB) to run. One avenue looked promising but
warned about possible hardware damage, so I declined.
Does anyone know of a good resource or have a word or two of good advice?

On my system the QuickCam works fine without any trouble. Install xawtv and it should work, when you plug it in.

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