Getting Skype webcam working

Karl Larsen k5di at
Fri Feb 8 14:24:35 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Colin Brace wrote:
>> On Feb 7, 2008 6:59 PM, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
>>> Actually, we don't have enough information yet to know if that's true.
>> Well, I don't see you rolling up your sleeves to further investigate
>> the problem; it is easy enough to spout platitudes.
> Look here, noob.  I've been helping on this list since it was born, so don't
> talk about things of which you know nothing.  I've also spent considerable
> time, recently, helping someone with a webcam - and a quick google
> of "ubuntu webcam" should make it clear to anybody that the very first
> thing we need to know is the ID from lsusb.  Of course, if you have that,
> you can probably tell via google whether or not it will work with Linux.
    Before this gets really nasty I have a good webcam coming and the 
one I have that works just fine on WindowsXT gives you this on Linux:

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:08f6 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 

It appears that all the device sends is the company name. I hope the one 
I am buying will send more to Linux.

     As for Google lists, they are the single most confusing things I 
have looked at. They are VERY poor. It told me nothing.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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