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Linux.com: Ekiga Videophone Gets You Connected

Apr 06, 2007, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Linux has come a long way in a lot of areas, but if my experience is an indicator, we're not much further along in the use of personal webcams today than we were five years ago. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts to use Ekiga (formerly GnomeMeeting) as a video phone, I finally prevailed and got Ekiga working with both sound and video. The problem--as always seems the case with computer peripherals under Linux--begins with drivers, or rather, the lack of drivers.

"I had read somewhere that the Logitech Quickcam Notebook Pro was supported under Linux, so I decided to order one and give it a try. Unfortunately, while some of the Logitech Quickcam Notebook Pro cameras are supported, the newer models, like the one I bought, are not..."

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