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I'm trying to use the ZBar webcam barcode scanner on a Lenovo Thinkpad X300 running Debian Linux. I get a nice greyscale image and the barcode shows clearly, but nothing gets recognized. I'm wondering if others can report

  • Does zbarcam work on the X300?

  • Does zbarcam work on any laptop with a tiny, fixed-focus camera?

Capture resolution is 320x240.

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After talking with the ZBar people, it's pretty clear that the built-in camera on the X300 does not offer enough resolution.

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