Getting Skype webcam working

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Thu Feb 7 20:48:58 UTC 2008


Derek Broughton 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
>>     
>
> It's so much easier to set group ownership in udev, set permissions to 660,
> and add yourself to the group :-)
>   
    Yes in a week I will be in the same situation I hope. It is easy to 
join the uucp group and then it will work. I use the nice GUI method.

Karl


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