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Re: Webcam Linux -> works - WinXP -> fails

piperut wrote:

> Patrick Grimbergen wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> > schoolkorfball.org.uk wrote:
>> >
>> >>I have bought a sWeex webcam, it works in SuSE linux, but failes on the
>> >>Lidl WinXP PC.
>> >>
>> >>Any clues?
>> >
>> > What do you mean by "fails"? It would be useful if you gave more
>> > details, even though it might develop into a discussion that is more
>> > suitable to a Windows-related newsgroup.
>> >
>> > Roy
>> Sorry... by failing I mean that it does not display video under WinXP. I
>> can't seem to get hold of error messages; it just says something like
>> "command not found" or something (M$-CLC).
>> I've got the official CD and everything... since it works in SuSE it can
>> not be broke...
> This is kind of interesting - I have a webcam that works in Windows,
> and fails in Linux.
> It would be nice if we could find hardware that would work in both
> systems!

Your case (the latter) sounds like the more common scenario as a matter of
fact. Not because Linux is poor, but because Web cam manufacturers are
narrow-minded and care only for a majority ($$$), not for any niche

OP, have you tried looking under Device Manager yet? (WinXP: My computer,
second tab from the left IIRC) Any faults? is it a plug-and-play device?
Did you just try it in software like Netmeeting which has a relatively
transparent interface to the camera being used?


Roy S. Schestowitz

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