[Tellico-users] How to use a web-cam to scan ISBN bar-code?

Robby Stephenson robby at periapsis.org
Mon Apr 16 00:35:03 UTC 2012

On 04/08/2012 06:11 AM, Stefan Hennig wrote:
> I am trying to use Tellico to organize my library of about 2000 books.
> One of the crucial features was the ability to scan a bar-code using the
> web-cam of my HP635 notebook.
> The webcam is usable as /dev/video0 in VLC and in Skype, but the
> check-box in the configuration settings of Tellico is not accessible and
> always grayed out.

> I am using Tellico 2.3.3 and 64bit Ubuntu (Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic
> 3.0.4). The webcam is reported as HP-101.

Since the configuration option is grayed out, it means the Ubuntu 
package was not compiled with support for using a webcam. You'll need to 
either compile Tellico yourself, or convince the Ubuntu packagers to 
include support for webcam use.


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