[LAU] LAC2020

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Wed Nov 11 21:52:14 CET 2020

On 11/11/20 10:38 AM, Will Godfrey wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Nov 2020 16:52:16 +0100
> Jeremy Jongepier <jeremy at autostatic.com> wrote:
>> Hello Will,
>> On 11-11-2020 15:43, Will Godfrey wrote:
>>> Can anyone recommend a reasonably inexpensive USB webcam known to work with
>>> debian (or derivatives).
>> Bear in mind that due to the current crisis prices have doubled and
>> sometimes even quintupled for webcams, at least over here (Netherlands).
>> Webcams seem to be the new toilet paper.
>> Jeremy
> It's actually worse than that here. Virtually no deliveries seem to be quoted
> till December :(
> Just to make it more interesting, it seems the audio of none of my machines work
> on the LAC test site except my laptop, and that already has a camera which is at
> least reasonable.
> This is probably a combination of hardware, distro and browser version, so it
> looks like I'll be going with the laptop... carefully. It's getting a bit long
> in the tooth. Still, it will be a 'learning experience' as they say.
> It seems with BBB if you share screen, this includes the browser window.
> Whereas somehow the Zoom program manages to hide itself.
> I can only guess it is hiding, grabing the screen, then displaying itself
> again. Clever people these web-foot types :)
> Will.

Bummer in South Park. Maybe you can find a used one on eBay?


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