Webcam choice

Rick Stevens rstevens at
Thu Nov 9 22:25:28 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-11-09 at 17:11 -0500, Tony Nelson wrote:
> At 5:11 PM +0000 11/9/06, Anne Wilson wrote:
>  ...
> >...Normally I only have the usb printer plugged
> >in at the back, and plug in pen-drives and/or the webcam into the front
> >panel, but don't leave them in when not in use.
> Have you tried the back panel for the camera?  That often makes a
> difference with USB.

Also make sure you plug it into a USB2 port all by itself.  I've had
cameras and applications freak out if a) it was in a 1.1 port and/or
b) too many things were plugged into a hub in the port.

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