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[Solved] Web cam

Post#1 by ericz » 05 Mar 2014, 23:38

Is it possible to use a web cam in Porteus Kiosk. I haven't been able to figure out how to make it work. But that's not saying much since I know squat about Linux. I was hoping to make a site like this one see my camera.

http://www.testmycam.net/
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Re: Web cam

Post#2 by francois » 06 Mar 2014, 03:32

The wxcam package might be the package that you need to get your webcam to function under standard porteus os. However, you will need to wait for the kiosk developpers to see if this is possible under kiosk.

Meanwhile you can have a look on :
DOES PORTEUS KIOSK EDITION SUPPORT CUSTOMIZATIONS...?
http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... d-faq.html

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Re: Web cam

Post#3 by fanthom » 06 Mar 2014, 06:57

@ericz
added guest to the 'video' group and webcams should be working now - please create new ISO and enable flash to test on the page you linked.

thanks
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Re: Web cam

Post#4 by ericz » 06 Mar 2014, 14:42

Wow! It worked. I can't believe how fast you responded and fixed the issue. You rock.

I do have one more question that would make this work perfectly for me however. I'm actually trying to get Porteus Kiosk to run with this site specifically: www.grandmotherpowerexhibit.com. After you enter a story is where you are given the option to take a picture. Which works now but prompts you every time with "Would you like to share your camera with......" and you have to push "Share selected device." Is there any way just have the camera active automatically? I'm trying to make this dummy proof and eliminate any steps if possible.

Thank you sooooo much for your help.

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Re: Web cam

Post#5 by fanthom » 06 Mar 2014, 16:23

Is there any way just have the camera active automatically?
yes - you have to add:

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user_pref("media.navigator.permission.disabled", true);
to the firefox's preferences file: 003-settings.xzm/home/guest/.mozilla/firefox/c3pp43bg.default/prefs.js

please read the Kiosk FAQ in case of troubles with performing Kiosk ISO customizations.
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Re: [Solved] Web cam

Post#6 by francois » 24 Mar 2014, 00:55

I need to come back with this wxcam package. It might help me solve my skype problem.
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