two cameras on one Pi server

I read that if the cameras as the same model on the same Pi server there will be a problem with recognition. 

'By default we detect webcams by their ID. If you have multiple identical webcams, this can lead to the problem that only one of them is visible. In this case, you have to change the detection to the connected port.'

To switch to path based detection, log in via ssh console and edit the webcam configuration:

I tried the do the 'sudo nano /usr/local/Repetier-Setup/etc/webcam.conf'  - but I am lost what to do afterward. I am not familiar with this operating system and I just follow instructions line by line like a child.

Is there an earser work around? Could you possibly give some real simple instructions for an amature?


  • You just change the last line




    save and reboot. That you should have 2 webcams also with new port numbers. Remember which usb port are used and do not change them afterwards.

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