On Tuesday 14 September 2004 20:34, Julian Hall wrote:
You read my mind Jon :) I use Yahoo Messenger in Windows on the laptop and I'd *like* to use it in Linux too. The problem is the current Linux version does not support a webcam function. Does anyone know of a Linux IM app that is compatible with the major IMs AND has a webcam function? BTW I'm using a Logitech Quickcam Home USB.. is this likelly to work in Linux anyway?
Check out this page for Logitech drivers, I think the quickcam may be ok, unfortunately my Logitech messenger is totally unsupported. http://www.ee.oulu.fi/~tuukkat/quickcam/quickcam.html I also have a web cam go plus (creative) which is well supported but its a few years old now and the picture quality is no where near as good as the (new) Logitech. IM Clients with full video support are still lacking, I believe very new versions of GAIM (gaim-vv or somthing, its a code fork from the main development) support (with some extra libs and stuff) at least one way video from MSN and yahoo (recieve only i think). The only real solution is still H323 type stuff like Gnomemeeting compatable with NetMeeting but this is a pain as it is not as widely used as other IM systems. I assume that if the fork of gaim can support one way video two way can't be far behind? Regards -- Robin Cornelius --------------------------------------------------- robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx GPG Key ID: 0x729A79A23B7EE764 http://www.biglumber.com/x/web?qs=0x729A79A23B7EE764