camera recognition

norman norman at
Mon Feb 11 18:04:59 UTC 2008

> > > I have the Olympus SP500UZ which is not recognised by Ubuntu 7.10.
> > > Does anyone know if any of the cameras recognised by Ubuntu 7.10 may
> > > be substituted for SP500UZ. Thanks in advance.
> >
> >     Go to and then down the
> > page to webcam and buy this:
> > Logitech USB 2.0 Quickcam Chat Webcam w/Microphone
> >
> > This will work on Skype and costs $20.00 with shipping.
> But you do realize, that the SP500UZ is a REAL camera, not a toy for Skype 
> or similar programs?
> For the OP: According to <> 
> the camera should work with Ubuntu 6.06. I think it should work with 7.10 
> also.
I have the camera in front of me and I will describe what happens when I
plug the cable into the USB port. A screen lights up on the camera from
which I select PC and a window opens on the desktop labelled 'Import
Photos'. However, the camera which appears on the window, is not the
SP500UZ but the previous camera which had used my PC successfully. I
look on the list of cameras provided but my camera is not there. This is
not the behaviour described in the thread given by Nils therefore, I
must assume, that while the camera was recognised as something plugged
into a USB port by Ubuntu 6.06 it does not work with Ubuntu 7.10.


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