[brlug-general] Well-supported USB webcam
williamhill2 at cox.net
Tue Mar 25 09:33:20 CDT 2008
You could do that or you could do that or you could use what Ed said worked.
It should work the same for you. SID is the experimental branch of Debian
and a non free program like Skype might be broken on it, so that thread is
Overall though, the "support" experience is slowly changing. Some vendors are
still playing chipset games but people in stores won't give you a blank look
when you say Linux. Computer Heaven now has a Ubuntu guy who's comfortable
recompiling modules for hardware support. I don't think he'd do that for you
in the store (hmmm, why not? it's faster than the stuff they usually do) but
he knows what he's talking about. Some aspects of your "old-timey"
experience won't go away until the non free software way is dead and gone.
Don't buy hardware at a store that won't give you a full refund or let you try
before you buy. You will pay a small premium for this but you will never be
stuck with a $100 paper weight. Purchases send a message that's loud and
Good luck and let us know how things turn out.
On Monday 24 March 2008, Daniel Webb wrote:
> Now that's the old-timey Linux experience I was talking about... That's
> not what I'm looking for. Maybe I am asking too much and I should table
> this idea for another 3 years...
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