[ubuntu-uk] Webcam with built-in mic to work on Ubuntu?

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Jan 7 21:02:55 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-01-07 at 18:56 +0000, Tyler J. Wagner wrote:
> > On 07/01/11 15:06, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
> > > Sorry if this is common knowledge - I'm after recommendations for a
> > > webcam with built-in mic to work on Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a Toshiba
> > > Satellite using an Intel 82801H audio device.
> Just about any Logitech USB webcam will work. 

Not true, although maybe more true of of the latest USB Webcams.  I have
at least one Logitech webcam that I could not get working well with
Skype in Ubuntu.  See


for details.  Just about all the UVC listed devices work.  Of the
non-UVC devices there are drivers available but for some like my
QuickCam Easy/Cool it is 'work in progress' and suggesting you modify
the source code and recompile! See 


So stick to UVC compliany cameras, I say.

> I have a cheap £13
> Logitech from PC World, and it has worked fine since Ubuntu 9.10 on 3
> different PCs.


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