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paulm
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:51 pm    Post subject: Linux compatible webcam and headset? Reply with quote

I've never made use of Skype in the past, but now have a need to do so. I'm looking for a webcam and a handset/headset that will work with Skype under Linux. Anyone have any suggestions for something reasonable (and reasonbly priced)?

Mainly for use on my Lenovo T400 laptop, which currently has Arch, Salix and SalineOS installed.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the review, this laptop has a built-in webcam, and I'd be surprised if it didn't also have the microphone etc.

Have you tried Mint on it?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dandnsmith wrote:
According to the review, this laptop has a built-in webcam, and I'd be surprised if it didn't also have the microphone etc.


Smile Some T400s have webcams, but mine is an ex-corporte model, no webcam fitted, though it does have a mic.

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Have you tried Mint on it?


No. I used to run Mint, but moved to Arch as an alternative that suited me better.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very surprised to see such a laptop but as you said yours is an ex-corporate model so this may be happen. In my knowledge of such techno products or in this regard, I suggest you go for webcams and handsets or headsets of Logitech as nowadays all their products are becoming very trendy. For webcam, you can try its HD Pro Webcam C920, HD Webcam C615 or HD Webcam C310 and for handsets/headsets you can go for the same brand. For more details and range of these two products, visit the official site of Logitech - http://www.logitech.com/en-us/home.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can confirm that the following logitech item work under linux ( I have both and they work great)

http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/hd-webcam-c310?crid=34

http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/support/6015?crid=407&osid=14&bit=64
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a cheap HP webcam that works fine and an unbranded headset that just plugs into the mike and speaker sockets, simples ennit?? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
I have a cheap HP webcam that works fine and an unbranded headset that just plugs into the mike and speaker sockets, simples ennit?? Wink


What HP Model Webcam is it that you use?

I'm also looking for a relatively cheap webcam that works with Linux (currently Linux Mint 14). I have already tried two unbranded webcams that work fine in Windows but sadly not in Linux.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HP Pro Webcam like this
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
HP Pro Webcam like this


Thanks. Sorry to be slow to reply to eveyone - too many things to do....

I think I can afford one of those. And a cheap headset as well. Thanks again.

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