Getting Skype webcam working
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Thu Feb 7 15:45:29 UTC 2008
Karl Larsen wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> Colin Brace wrote:
>>> Unplug the webcam. Run $ dmesg | tail. Plug in the webcam. Run $ dmesg
>>> again. What is the output?
>>> If dmesg indicates only a new USB device and nothing more, then your
>>> webcam isn't recognized by any of the standard kernel modules.
>> My webcam (also a Logitech) creates a device at /dev/video0 when it's
>> plugged in, but the default permissions only allow Root to access it. I
>> usually just quickly run sudo chmod 777 /dev/video0 so my normal user
>> login can get to it, otherwise I have to sudo <application> to have
>> video open properly.
> My system has no /dev/video* so it appears my camera does not get
> that far. Can you find the model of your logitek webcam?
lsusb lists it on my system at the moment as
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:08d7 Logitech, Inc
There's no model number on the device itself, just a black and silver
ball-shaped webcam with Logitech on the top, a sliding shutter, and
around the lens is written "RightLight Technology" and "RightSound
Technology". I think it's one of their older models but you can find
them at Amazon.
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