[techtalk] Linux Webcam

GeekGrrl geekgrrl at geekgrrl.org
Thu Mar 23 14:02:47 EST 2000

Okay, I answered my own question after a lot of web searching.

I found this site (http://www.wiersma.org/webcamii.html) and learned about
vidcat. With vidcat and stamp, I was able to create a script that works
pretty well for what I want.

A few notes: for anyone else who wants to try this, the cpia module does
not create /dev/video#. I had to create this myself, and it is necessary,
at least for my solution.

Since the only how-to for Linux webcams is for the Connectix webcam no
longer available, I will try to write up all my steps and post it on my
sight. I think what I have done should work for any cpia webcam.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: GeekGrrl [mailto:geekgrrl at geekgrrl.org]
> Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2000 3:33 AM
> To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
> Subject: [techtalk] Linux Webcam
> So... after searching the web and auctions in vain, and ransacking the
> local second-hand stores, I finally come up with a CVideo-Mail Express
> Parallel webcam. Great... this is supported under the cpia driver.
> The driver installs, and loads just fun. No problems there.

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