USB webcam in kiosk

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USB webcam in kiosk

Post#1 by bluto » 09 May 2020, 15:05

Hi folks,
I'm using Porteus Kiosk 4.8 in a school environment and I'm very happy with it.
Now, because of COVID-19 we need to set up a usb webcam and a graphic tablet for distance learning with G Suite apps.
Has anyone tried to test webcams and graphic tablets in Porteus Kiosk? If yes, what modules do I need?

Thanx for support
bluto

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USB webcam in kiosk

Post#2 by fanthom » 09 May 2020, 17:16

Hello bluto,

USB webcam should work out of the box, you can test it on this webpage:
https://www.onlinemictest.com/webcam-test/

Browser should ask you for a permission to use the webcam so make sure you have navigation bar enabled.

If you need to use the mic from the webcam then custom build with PulseAudio may be needed (just this week we have confirmed it works with kiosk 5.0.0 + Chrome + Pulseaudio).

Thanks
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USB webcam in kiosk

Post#3 by bluto » 10 May 2020, 10:55

Thanks for your replay, I'll do the tests soon,
bluto

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