Getting Skype webcam working

Karl Larsen k5di at
Thu Feb 7 15:56:38 UTC 2008

Aart Koelewijn wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Feb 2008 09:15:31 -0500, 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 webcam, a Logitech QuickCam EC (according to Skype) just worked in 
> Skype after I plugged it in. Skype is also
> Aart
    Thanks Aart. I will check my cheap web page and see if they list 
that version. I am now certain it is a camera problem here.



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