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 -- New to KDE4? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org Just found a cool new feature? Add it to UserBase
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