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Re: WSJ - Article on Linux netbooks



On Thursday 28 May 2009 20:27:37 Andras Simon wrote:
> On 5/28/09, Konstantin Svist <fry kun gmail com> wrote:
> > Another example from my experience: I bought a Creative webcam on
> > impulse (it was very cheap, found it on Slickdeals). Plug it in - no
> > dice. Search for the drivers - nothing. Some similar models are
> > supported, but not this one (different chipset, I think, was the
> > problem). Creative has open source page for this webcam
> > (http://tinyurl.com/m72oq3). I'll even save you the trouble of going to
> > that page: status is "pending" and there's no link to any sources. So
> > what, I'm supposed to write a driver myself?
>
> No. Just stop impulse buying stuff.
>
Not always easy.  I printed out the whole list of known-to-work webcams, and 
couldn't find one of them in the store.  No box ever tells you what chipset 
is being used.  In the end I bought a cheap own-brand webcam.  To my surprise 
it worked with the gspca driver!

Anne



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