ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Oct 13 21:58:06 UTC 2010
On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 16:55 -0400, Rob wrote:
> "lsusb" gives me the following:
> "Bus 004 Device 004: ID 046d:08b5 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Sphere"
If you go to
you will see that it is not a UVC device. (USB Video Class devices are
the only types of webcams AFAIK that do not require additional driver
support in Ubuntu). This list suggests you need to install the Phillips
USB Webcam driver.
My own experience suggests you find a UVC webcam - sorry.
> 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:
> > http://www.iowa-assessors.org/htdocs/Assessors_of_Iowa/Ringgold/a.php?r=%2Fvar%2Flib%2Fmisc%2Fusb.ids
> > 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/
> > Thierry
> > --
> > "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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