[nSLUG] help with Logitech webcam

Ian Campbell ian at slu.ms
Tue Jun 26 15:37:57 ADT 2007


On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 03:13:46PM -0300, ricardd at mathstat.dal.ca wrote:
> Hello,
> I have received a Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX and it works fine in
> XP. I'd like to use it in Linux as well but I haven't managed to get it to
> work yet. Could someone tell me what I should do next? So far I have
> (kubuntu 6.10):
> 
> 1 - installed package "camstream"
> 2 - installed package "qc-usb-utils"
> 
> When I invoke "lsusb", the camera shows up:
> 
> >lsusb
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:08d7 Logitech, Inc.
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
> 
> but when I start the camstream application, nothing appears in the
> "Device" menu.
> 
> There is certainly a step I'm missing here. Help appreciated.

Did you install the actual driver for the camera? I'm not familiar
enough with ubuntu packages to know if it's in either of those (or
where it might be)

http://tuukkat.awardspace.com/quickcam/messenger/

That driver might work properly.

Cheers.
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