USB cameras

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at
Sat May 19 22:22:14 EDT 2012

Not everything can be included by default owing to size limitations of
onboard storage.

Between cheese and usbutils, this is probably about 1Mb of RPM


On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 8:56 PM, Guillermo Reisch - Fing
<greisch at> wrote:
> 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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