Getting Skype webcam working

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Fri Feb 8 14:32:59 UTC 2008

Karl Larsen wrote:
> 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.

My Logitech only sends the company name, too, but it works rather well 
with Linux (as long as the /dev entry has access permission set so I can 
get to it).

You may need to google the device ID to see what comes up.  I can't 
really google it at the moment for you to see what it says.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list