Can anyone recommend a webcam?

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Tue Sep 8 20:05:42 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 03:56:52PM -0400, Giles Orr wrote:
> 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.

Just avoid 2.6.26.  I had partial success with 2.6.26 with my webcam.
Once I went to 2.6.27 all the problems just went away.

2.6.26 is simply broken for UVC standard webcams.

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