[ubuntu-uk] Webcam problem

Gordon Burgess-Parker gbplinux at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 18:26:18 UTC 2011

On 07/12/2011 18:12, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
> On 07/12/2011 17:06, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
>> I purchased a Logitech C270 HD Webcam which according to this site 
>> http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/#devices is compatible with Linux.
>> I ran up a Live CD of Ubuntu 11.10 and connected the camera.
>> the camera works but the microphone does not work at all. (The mic 
>> works in Windows).
>> Is there a way of getting the mic to work? (I couldn't get it to work 
>> in either Sound Recorder or Skype...)
> Update.
> Firstly I had connected the camera AFTER the live CD had run up. Mistake.
> I connected the camera BEFORE the Live CD started, set the settings in 
> Sound settings  and this is what happened.
> The mic works perfectly OK in 10.04 LTS with the file created in Sound 
> Recorder playing back perfectly OK.
> Using 11.10, the mic works, BUT - on re-playing the file recorded in 
> Sound Recorder or using the test call function in Skype, it just plays 
> gibberish - sounds like a demented Mickey Mouse.

Looks like this is a Kernel bug.
Should I file a bug on Launchpad?

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