USB cameras

Guillermo Reisch - Fing greisch at
Sat May 19 20:56:24 EDT 2012

In Uruguay you don't have root access, so "yum" is no way!
Why this packages are not included by default?

Greeting Guillermo

On Vie 18 May 2012 11:55:26 Kevin Gordon escribió:
> Mr. W:
> We have had lots of success doing simple things using uvc compliant cameras
> on 1.5 using both cheese and guvcview on Build 883.
> Our use is mainly for microscopes, but for all intents and purposes they
> are 'a camera'.
> Mikus did a lot of work for us to help getting the guvcview parameters part
> set up if you want to use that as the control mechanism.  If cheese is good
> enough, it  works pretty well right out of the box, as long as the USB
> device is recognized by the XO as a compliant USB camera.  Total effort on
> the gnome side:  Yum install cheese.  Plug the microscope in after boot,
> dmesg and lsusb will tell you in advance if it has been recognized.  If it
> is, start cheese, select the camera device and have fun.  Better for stills
> than video, sometimes a stutter in the video stream. Especially problematic
> if you also have a USB2VGA adapter plugged in and are using an external
> monitor.  It seems to freeze regularly in that case
> O, and since lsusb doesn't ship by default you may have to yum install
> usbutils too, to get that beast.
> We haven't done the 12.1.0 testing yet, but can accelerate that if you'd
> like us to.
> Cheers
> KG
> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 10:20 AM, John Watlington <wad at> wrote:
> > Does anyone have experience trying to use a USB camera with
> > an XO1.5/1.75 ?
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > wad
> > 
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