How to use an external USB Webcam

Post here if you are a new Porteus member and you're looking for some help.
Post Reply
jeff4892
White ninja
White ninja
Posts: 19
Joined: 30 Apr 2016, 05:08
Distribution: Latest one
Location: USA

How to use an external USB Webcam

Post#1 by jeff4892 » 23 Aug 2016, 14:09

I have a laptop with a built in Webcam but I want to use one that I connect to a USB port. I can't find anywhere in Porteus to change which webcam to use. Anyone know?

sean
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 144
Joined: 08 Jul 2012, 02:30
Distribution: Porteus v3.0 LXDE i486
Location: South Central PA, USA

Re: How to use an external USB Webcam

Post#2 by sean » 23 Aug 2016, 15:12

@jeff4892,

The application using the USB webcam should have a setting to choose from. Such as:

/dev/video0 (which should be the built-in camera)
or
/dev/video1 (which should be the USB camera).

Sean

Post Reply