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I have come across a cool piece of software called Camera Mouse. It lets you control your mouse cursor with just a webcam. Is there software like that for Linux based operating systems? (I would prefer something from the Debian repository, but compiling from source is cool too)

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Have you tried running it under WINE? –  phunehehe Mar 19 '12 at 6:52

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There is MouseTrap from the GNOME project. Debian package name: gnome-mousetrap. Because of this bug it is at the moment unfortunately only usable in Debian stable.

And there is also eViaCam, but it is not yet included in Debian (but there is a Ubuntu PPA). It seems to be more mature than MouseTrap.

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