Can anyone recommend a webcam?

Evan Leibovitch evan-ieNeDk6JonTYtjvyW6yDsg at
Tue Sep 8 21:18:02 UTC 2009

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.
Darn. Sorry about that. I've used this model on numerous systems without
problems, but they've all been Ubuntu or Kubuntu.
The one I'm typing this from is Kubuntu 9.04 running 2.6.28

- Evan

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