the hardware:

a webcam that is supported out of the box with most linux distros is the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

it has also HD resolution and stereo microphone.

worth the investment if you do a lot of online conferencing.

usb 2-7: USB disconnect, device number 6
[ 1129.680861] usb 2-7: new high-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd
[ 1132.024443] usb 2-7: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=082d
[ 1132.024445] usb 2-7: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 1132.024446] usb 2-7: Product: HD Pro Webcam C920
[ 1132.024447] usb 2-7: SerialNumber: 424825AF
[ 1132.076376] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[ 1132.268361] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
[ 1132.268439] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device HD Pro Webcam C920 (046d:082d)
[ 1132.270177] input: HD Pro Webcam C920 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-7/2-7:1.0/input/input14
[ 1132.270514] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 1132.270517] USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)
[ 1213.711371] usb 2-7: reset high-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd

the software:

you could use vlc

it works nicely.

cheese which is similar to apple’s photobooth (it is great fun taking distorted pictures), but it needs some dependencies (might not be sooo easy to install).

yum install cheese

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