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I have bought a microsoft VX-500 webcam and i want it to work on linux (ubuntu) Can you help?

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Does Microsoft provide compatible driver for linux? I think not, they aren't going to cater to the competition

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Bought used need to by pass password


You didn't say what OS you are using.

1.To try and remove the password protection you can power off the PC.
remove the side panel and then remove the battery. Leave it for 10 minutes, refit the battery and then power up the PC. The password protection may have been removed.

2. Or at start up, enter the bios settings. You may be able to disable the password from within the settings.

3. If you're not bothered which OS you use, try a new install of XP or Windows 7.

If you don't have XP or Windows 7, ask a friend to download linux and burn it onto a dvd for you(or put it onto a usb flash drive). Put the linux dvd into your dvd drive and restart the computer. You will have the choice of completely erasing Windows, or installing Linux alongside Windows.

Linux is free. It will do everything Windows can do. Linux comes with its own version of 'Office'. The best free versions of Linux are Ubuntu or 'Mint'.

You can download Ubuntu here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

Webcams do NOT work in Linux. Apart from that, Linux will do everything Windows can do (but free!) and you won't ever get a virus.

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Have you ever heard of linux? It's an operating system that has gained a lot of popularity.

One of the main reasons why is that most distrobutions or "distro's" like the popular Ubuntu are free!

Microsoft Windows can cost you up to 120 dollars.

Ubuntu runs most of the hardware (printers, etc) that windows does, and has no cost.

The other money saver if you use Microsoft Office (Another 120 dollars) is to use Open Office.

Open Office from openoffice.org is also absolutely free!

And it can open and edit any Microsoft Office document! it even seves to MS Office format so you can open it up at school, at work, etc, to print it off, give it to a teacher, or the boss...

On the low end of cost ms windows is around 70-80 dollars.
MS Office is almost always at the 120 dollar mark.

If your looking to build your own computer, or just buy a finished one at a computer distributor, you can get really good deals by buying a "NO OS" computer, and then just install ubuntu (which comes with openoffice) and you've got a new computer that can handle almost every application windows does for much cheaper.

If your interested, here are the links:

http://www.ubuntu.com/


and

http://www.openoffice.org/

P.S. If you are still using a dial in modem for internet, the chances of ubuntu or any other linux version being able to use this connection type are next to none, sorry dial up internet users.

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My laptop was stolen so i bought a used desktop until i can replace the laptop. my problem is that this computer is running on something i never seen before. it,s called Ubuntu.it will not let me do...


Ubuntu is a Linux distribution. You will need to purchase and install (or have someone install for you) a copy of windows.

I would advise that you take it to your local Staples and have them set it up for you.

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Audiodrive doesn't work with ubuntu


Ubuntu is based on linux, and as a result, not all audio chipsets are supported.  you will have to look into custom written drivers or try using ndiswrapper.

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Driver for linux/ubuntu


http://yzoosearch.com/w-driver+for+frontech+webcam+model+no+jil2214.html

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http://drivers-download-center.org/tag/driver-for-frontech-webcam-model-no-jil2

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I have no idea how to operate a linux os


Trying out different operating systems can be a lot of fun. It can be frustrating at times, but for those of us who like to try new things, the frustration is part of the challenge, thus part of the fun!

Linux is a great option because there is so much free stuff out there. Almost all of the Linux distributions have great documentation also. You mentioned Ubuntu, so let's stick with that for now. If you downloaded the current stable version, 8.10, then there is a site that should answer all of your questions.

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.10/newtoubuntu/C/index.html

The above link takes you to a page that links you to the docs for those who are new to Ubuntu Linux. Everything from computer basics to the role of the administrator account.

Happy reading, and happy experimenting.

Hope this helps. Please take a moment to rate this solution. Thanks.

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Try running linux on it. Linux will run much better on older hardware. Depending an the specs of the system, it may not be able to handle running windows. Try ubuntu (www.ubuntu.com). If it used to run Windows XP or 98 and it wont now, try checking the hard drive. It may be corrupt. You can find hard drive check tools all across the web, google for drive fitness test by hitachi, it works great. Burn to a disk and boot to it on the older machine and do a full advanced test on the drive.

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Microsoft vx3000


You need the software to run the webcam. It is available at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=ICE - choose your appropriate information regarding your PC & OS, etc., and download the software.

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I have a Belkin wireless notebook card which I would like to use with Linux Ubuntu.


can you get a model spec? ubuntu is one of the faster developing linux flavors out, but since the driver has to be written based on demand instead of just having it to have it (like microsoft), things dont get done. you can try looking for a hardware compatibility list (HCL) for ubuntu and see if that model wireless card will work with your linux. if not, you might just have to wait until someone develops the drivers for it.

let me know if this helps.

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