[lug] Linux Compatible Webcam

Daniel Webb lists at danielwebb.us
Thu Apr 21 13:00:11 MDT 2005

On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 02:56:11PM -0500, Ed Hill wrote:

> Hi Daniel,
> Yes, that appears to be supported.
> If you have the time, could you please hook up your Powershot A75 to a
> Linux machine via USB and see if it will indeed take take photos with
> gPhoto2?  And then perhaps send us a quick summary?  I'd like to find a
> newer, faster, and higher-res camera that has that capability.

Well, this is probably too late to be any help, but I finally (!) found
my lost USB cable for this camera and tested this out.  I can barely get
gphoto2/gtkam to download pictures (it has to be loaded at a precise
time after the USB cable is plugged in or it doesn't see the camera).
Trying to use image capture hangs gtkam, and gphoto2 gives a nondescript
error message.  In general, my impression of Linux photo support is not
much better than my impression of Linux audio and video support, but
maybe I'm just unlucky.


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