robfleet at dslextreme.com
Wed Oct 13 20:55:48 UTC 2010
"lsusb" gives me the following:
"Bus 004 Device 004: ID 046d:08b5 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Sphere"
So my system sees the camera under Ubuntu 10.10 but that web page
doesn't see it :(
I'll keep trying with some of your other suggestions.
On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 22:48 +0200, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 October 2010, Rob wrote:
> > Greetings all,
> > Does anyone know how or if it is possible to get a Logitech QuickCam
> > working under Ubuntu 10.10? I have QuickCam 8.3.0 software for Windows
> > but not aware of how to get it working in Linux.
> > Thanks in advance for any assistance.
> > Regards,
> > RobF
> First you can try just pluging it in and see what happens.
> Next thing is to open a terminal and type: "lsusb" (without the quotes)
> Look for the output for your device. For example on my laptop it says:
> Bus 002 Device 003: ID 064e:e201 Suyin Corp. Lenovo Intergrated Webcam
> The ID code (here 064e:e201) may help you find more information how to access
> your webcam. 064e is the code for Suyin corp., e201 would be the webcam type.
> Looking here:
> Logitech's ID should be 046d, with lots of types of Quickcam ( more than 50!)
> However it's not all the story, as actually my "Suyin" webcam happens to work
> very well with the UVC driver....
> As far as I know there is no way to make a Windows driver work under Linux
> (except some modem/wifi drivers with ndiswrapper). And from my experience
> Webcams don't work well in emulators either.
> Today more webcams are UVC compatible, and this includes some of Logitech's.
> So you might just install guvcview and look if it works. If not, I would
> suggest buying an UVC compatible webcam as it should work in any of Windows,
> Mac and Linux OS. Look here: http://www.uvccompatiblewebcams.com/
> "We live at a time when emotions and feelings count more than truth, an there
> is a vast ignorance of science" James Lovelock
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