Creative WebCam Documentation
WebCam provided is a digital camera that plugs into either of
the two USB ports on your Linux PC.
It has a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels.
Checking the camera
Connect the camera to either of the USB ports at the back of
the PC; it should be obvious which ones they are. The PC
should not need to be rebooted.
Use the /usr/X11R6/bin/xawtv program to check that the camera is functioning
If the camera doesn't appear to be working correctly, try
reloading the Linux USB kernel modules by invoking the two following
lines in succession :-
/usr/sbin/om localhost.hardware rmmod
/usr/sbin/om localhost.hardware insmod
Programs grab images from the WebCam using the video4linux API.
This is documented
Another good source of information is the
Video for Linux resources page.
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