Getting Skype webcam working
Rutger van Haasteren
vhaasteren at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 14:53:32 UTC 2008
On Feb 8, 2008 3:32 PM, Bart Silverstrim <bsilver at chrononomicon.com> wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
> > Derek Broughton wrote:
> >> Colin Brace wrote:
> >>> On Feb 7, 2008 6:59 PM, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> >>>> Actually, we don't have enough information yet to know if that's
> >>> 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
> >> talk about things of which you know nothing. I've also spent
> >> 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
> >> you can probably tell via google whether or not it will work with
> > 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.
Derek usually really knows what he is talking about. Google this:
046d:08f6 Logitech, Inc
The first few links are of the ubuntu forum, and some people claim to have
such a Logitech Quickcam Messenger working.
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