August 5th, 7. You can check if it’s loaded with:. Video output devices are supported in bulk mode only. Using one of those cameras in conjunction with another USB device including the camera internal microphone will likely fail. Join Date Sep Beans 1.

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August 19th, 9. Skype may not detect the camera however. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t make the camera work inside a virtual machine under VMware Server 2. If you’ve chatted with me in The Tavern, you may know why Driver The driver for this webcam is already included, and it should work out of the box. I’m sorry, I forgot to follow up this post! Originally Posted by jelera.

It worked out-of-the-box with Kubuntu 8. You can check if it’s loaded with: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

This include a V4L2 kernel device driver and patches for user-space tools. This can be done in a Terminal with: This will only affect uncompressed formats, and even there there’s no guarantee of success.


The only thing I had to change was the video and sound capture source in Skype where, magically, LifeCam options had appeared.

[all variants] Does Microsoft LifeCam VX work with Ubuntu?

I looked at that and that’s for a different version of Ubuntu. Due to the limited available man power and the broad scope of the UVC specification, the Linux UVC project will concentrate the development efforts on video input devices, especially webcams.

Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. While I can get an image in luvcview and it seems to connect with the uvcvideo driver, I wasn’t able to get an image with any of the applications I tried Skype, Kopete, aMSN, Cheese, Camorana on two machines an Alienware desktop and a Thinkpad T They require a user-space management tool.

If you plan to buy a Logitech webcam, consider getting one of the models not affected by the bug.

Linux UVC driver and tools

I go to sound and video configuration, it sees a usb mic, but it is grayed out. You can check if it’s loaded with:. Results 1 to 10 of More mostly outdated information can be found in the unofficial wiki.


If you’re upgrading from a pre Join Date Aug Beans 2. I burnt the ISO, installed it and I ran a search in Firefox as the Webcam appeared to be the only thing that was not up and running from the beginning.

Installing uvcvideocheese and motion directly on the host worked fine. Kris Harper 9, 11 46 Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

See the Linux UVC wiki for a workaround.

I’ll update my answer. What happens when you plug it in? Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.