Logitech Quickcam

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li
Wed Aug 8 11:36:10 UTC 2007

Patton Echols wrote:
> I am attempting to install a Logitech "QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks" 
> and not having much success. 
> Laptop is running feisty
> When plugged in, /dev/video0 exists, and
> $lsusb returns
> Bus 004 Device 005: ID 046d:09c1 Logitech, Inc.
> Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 
> I found an article referring to a similar cam that suggested that the 
> spca5xx driver is correct.  In which case it should work "out of the 
> box" . . . but does not.  A web search, however returns this page 
> suggesting that the"UVC" driver is correct: http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/
> I'm not quite sure what to do next.
> Any thoughts? 


You can check here http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html if your cam is supported 
by the gspca driver and here http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/ for UVC cams.

run "tail -f /var/log/kern.log" in a terminal and plug in your cam. If it gets 
detected you should see some messages about your cam.

Which viewer application do you use to test the cam?



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