Can anyone recommend a webcam?

Giles Orr gilesorr-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Tue Sep 8 19:56:52 UTC 2009

2009/9/8 Evan Leibovitch <evan-ieNeDk6JonTYtjvyW6yDsg at>:
> William O'Higgins Witteman wrote:
>> I am looking for a cheap, simple webcam with a mic for Skype on Debian
>> Linux.  Can anyone recommend something that will work with minimal (or
>> zero) messing around?
> I've had zero problems with the Dynex webcam sold at both BestBuy and
> FutureShop, plug n play under Ubuntu for both the camera and mike.

After Evan's previous recommendation of this cam I went and bought
one.  If you're not using GNOME/KDE you'll have to do some mucking
about for recognition/usability (I use Debian without either of the
big two).  And in fact the video was offset both sideways and
downwards, a problem I never could fix (I didn't try too hard - I'm
also using kernel 2.6.26 which a comment by Len suggests may be a
problem).  So yes: the cam delivered an image to my system ... but the
image wasn't actually usable.  This may be fixable, but if you want
immediate plug-and-play, this may not be the item.

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