Asus Eee PC webcam query

  popgeoff 13:43 19 Jan 2009

Bought my wife Asus 4g running Linux. We both find it very useful.Just one thing disappoints. It has a "webcam" which,as far as I can see, cannot be used as a true webcam, for example, as I can do with my main laptop using Skype or Messenger.
Am I missing something here?
Thanks for any thoughts

  ^wave^ 14:05 19 Jan 2009

try ding a google on webcam and linux its gives some good results

  54david27 14:07 19 Jan 2009

Hi Popgeoff, the webcam can be used with Skype but you may have to update the skype version, if you are running out of the box Linux you have to go to the settings tab and click on add/remove software (you have to be connected to the internet)wait for the system to update and then you have to click on the internet tab there you should see the update for skype. You can also click on the othe tabs to update additional software.
As for the Pidgin the messenger syatem preloaded this cannot handle webcams but if you go to this site click here you will find all the information you may need.


  popgeoff 16:28 25 Jan 2009

thanks 54david27. Did what you said . Looks fine. Many thanks

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