Getting Skype webcam working SOLVED

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Feb 11 16:51:30 UTC 2008

Karl Larsen wrote:

>     Well FEDEX arrived with my new referbished webcam And I knew it was
> going to be good. When I plugged it in a light in the webcam came on. On
> Skype I selected Options - Video Devices and where it says Select webcam
> it reads Logitech QuickCam EC (/dev/video0). When I press the test in
> the black square it shows the image from the webcam.
>     So to get a wbcam to work in Ubuntu you must have the right webcam
> and the one above is right. It cost $20.00
>     All of you who thought you should be able to get the other webcam I
> have working are wrong.

I don't know why I bothered.  Yes, it's great that you found a webcam that
worked out of the box, and I'm sure that $20 is less than the cost of your
time to get the other one working, but to then make a statement like that
is just insulting.  I guarantee you I could get the other webcam working. 
Is it worthwhile?  Not for you, and probably not for me, but your questions
have consistently shown that you don't really have a clue how kernel
modules work, and yet you won't follow the advice you're given.  

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