How to use Kopete with webcam

Mitch mitch074 at
Thu Jan 25 08:41:18 GMT 2007

Nigel Henry a écrit :
> I just bought a webcam last saturday from the Aldi supermarket. I got it 
> reduced from 25€ to 5€. It works after some Gogling to get the colour 
> working, on Xawtv, and Camstream, but how do I use it with Kopete?
> The only thing I could find on Kopete's plugins was "Netmeeting", which uses 
> gnomemeeting. Is this what I need to use, and how do I setup a connection to 
> someone else.
> I don't want to discredit Linux, and make it look like it's rubbish, so am 
> just looking for some pointers as to how the webcam works with Kopete.
> As you probably asume, I will be contacting folks using MS windows, who are 
> either using MSN, or AIM.
> Nigel.
> Webcam: Lifetec LT9388 using ov511+, and well supported with Linux.
> Test distro: Kubuntu 5.10
> Kernel: 2.6.12-10-386
Kopete is an all-purpose, multi-protocol messenging system. I don't
think it can use webcams. However, you can use amsn (Aldo's MeSseNger)
which is able to behave almost like MSN - webcam included. It works well
once you've configured port redirection on your routers.


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