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USB cam software
« on: July 29, 2008, 03:13:30 pm »
I have this webcam lying around that I just plugged in.

lsusb shows:

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Bus 4 Device 3: ID 0c45:6029 Microdia Triplex i-mini PC Camera

I did some googling and found this:

which says that it uses the sn9c102 module.

After checking with lsmod I see that I have this module loaded.

and cat /dev/video0 shows me lots chars flying by so I think its working.

My question is now what? What software are my fellow vectorites using??


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Re: USB cam software
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 03:45:21 pm »
I've never used a webcam in Linux. But I did test if my wife's internal webcam was working by capturing a short video clip with ffmpeg. I'm pretty sure this link has the command that worked for me.
Not what you were looking for, but you can confirm it's working.


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Re: USB cam software
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 04:14:37 pm »
Thanks for that link I'll check it out.

I found this little program called fswebcam. Its a shell program and I just used it to test the camera.
Works ok.

Checked with gslapt-get and didn't find a package for fswebcam so I downloaded the source from the authors website and compiled it.

vpackage couldn't compile it though stopped with an error. Love that vpackage thing its neat.