On 26/11/2011 11:33, Jared Norris wrote:
>>> On 22 November 2011 14:41, Jac <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> I am a newbie in Linux chose Unbuntu since it looks the easyest system
>>>> understand and to work with.
>>>> I have installed Skype it is working correctly, the only problem I just
>>>> can't get my Logitech webcam to work with the Unbuntu webcam software it
>>>> very unfortunate
>>>> Is there any possibility to get the proper software from Logitech that
>>>> work in Linux.
>>>> Thank you,
>>>> Excuse my english
>>>> J. Frechette
This seems to be an old / entry level camera. This would imply that it
is using proprietary drivers, rather than the now standard USB-VC
Modern webcams, and modern Linux environments like Ubuntu support USB-VC
out of the box. No driver necessary. For example if you take a recent
QuickCam Pro 9000, or one of the HD Webcams, for example, they work
directly. Plug and play. Installing a simple webcam application like
"Cheese" (look for it in Synaptic or whatever you use to install
applications) will let you see images from your camera.
For cams with proprietary hardware, there are 2 options :
1) The hardware has been reverse engineered and Linux has drivers. You
are good to go. The camera should be visible. You can test with Cheese
like above for USB-VC.
2) If the hardware hasn't been reverse engineered, Logitech doesn't
provide Linux drivers and you are stuck. Better get a new camera.
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