I've got a Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX webcam. According to this website, this webcam works under Linux; however, when I open Cheese, I get only a screen full of colored bars (like what you see on a television channel that's off-air), and in Skype I get green snow.
I am running Xubuntu Lucid 10.04 on a Sony Vaio. I recently dropped $100 on a Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac, on the recommendation on the ubuntu wiki [URL].. that it would "work perfectly" in Skype. In Skype, it did nothing. No Audio, no video, light wouldn't even come on. Essentially a $100 dollar paperweight. I really think someone should correct this misleading information on the wiki.
I followed the kludge listed here [URL].. to get the video to work. By executing Skype with the shell script listed in the first post, I could get the video test to work, but no audio, and when I tried to call someone, when I turned on video, Skype quit suddenly. For the record, yes, I unmuted the device in the Sound Mixer in the top right corner.
Later on, I tested it with guvcview, and the cam worked perfectly in that program. It's only Skype that doesn't know what to do with it. When I execute Skype in Terminal I get the following output repeating over and over again:
Code: X Error, request 20, minor 0, error code 3 BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) X Error, request 15, minor 0, error code 3 BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) libv4l2: error setting pixformat: Input/output error libv4l2: error setting pixformat: Input/output error
If this sounds like a repost, that's because it is. I'm reposting because the problem is still here, nothing has changed. It's been well over a year now since I bought this damn webcam (thinking it would work because I got indications that it was known to be Linux compatible) and I'm still no closer to any sort of solution.
I can start Cheese, press record, and get a perfectly functional video. But despite my webcam having a microphone and despite ALSA detecting it (refer to old topic) I get no sound. Just complete silence. I can't even confirm whether this is a hardware or software problem because I don't know any way to test it because no one even seems to want to look at the problem! I actually want to make some videos now, but I can't because of this problem. Edit: I just tried this with our second, less powerful PC running Ubuntu Karmic. It worked. I got sound out of the webcam. That's confirmation to me that this is a problem with Debian and not with the webcam. So why does it produce sound on another PC using Ubuntu Karmic and GNOME, but not on this PC using Debian testing/unstable with KDE?
I have two computers--a Zareason machine (no details yet) running 8.04. I also have a Dell 1525N laptop running 9.10. I purchased recently a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 Webcam. The video works on both systems with Ekiga and Cheese. I can also see the video in Flash applications (but *not* in Meebo even with the other person logged into Meebo). (Both computers are running the latest Flash plugins).
However, the built-in microphone is problematic. With 8.04, I get playback when I test it under System|Preferences|Sound--but with lots of echo. But I get no sound with any Flash chat applications. I've not been able to test it with Ekiga as the testee (a Windows 7 user) can't get Ekiga to work on his machine (probable Windows firewall issues). I haven't installed Skype because Skype pulled its 8.04-compliant .deb packages and I've not tried yet to compile it from source code.
With 9.10, the webcam works with Cheese (video) and I can get both webcam and mic to work with Skype. (Again, no test result possible for Ekiga until I get a testee). However--my Win7 testee friend says that when I log into Googlechat using Pidgin on my 9.10 laptop, a webcam icon appears next to my userID telling him that I have an open webcam (even when there's NONE actually plugged in). He doesn't see the same icon when I log into my 8.04 desktop with no webcam plugged in. I have searched Pidgin and my System preferences and see no evidence that any of these applications or my system sees a webcam that's not there.
So--how to get the mic to work? (I am thinking the simplest answer will be to simply upgrade my desktop to Lucid). And also, why the webcam icon in Googlechat even when no webcam is plugged in on my 9.10 laptop??
I have a USB Logitech Quickcam (not sure what model) and I'm trying to simply get some live video running in UCView. I've compiled a bunch of device drivers into my kernel, including Video4Linux, Quickcam BW and Quickcam Colour (some logical choices). However, I am unable to get anything from my Quickcam. Regardless of whether the camera is plugged in, I can run UCView and get a video of scrolling colors, like the attached picture.
This is coming from /dev/video0. I just don't know how I can somehow hook up my quickcam to a video device.
I've browsed the forums on how to make the Logitech Quickcam Messenger webcam work. The problem I am running into is that the one and only website that seems to have the patch is[URL]...This website seems to be defunct. So does anyone have this patchfile or know where I can find it? Or some other option or work around?
[ 464.100250] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Brightness to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/2. [ 464.100262] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Contrast to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/3. [ 464.100270] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Hue to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/6. [ 464.100279] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Saturation to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/7. [ 464.100287] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Sharpness to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/8. [ 464.100295] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Gamma to control 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000101/9. [ 464.100304] uvcvideo: Adding mapping Backlight Compensation to control
Somewhy it is using YUY, but not MJPEG, although seems MJPEG can give larger resolution. How to get it? Single shot 1,3MPix technically possible, any way to do that?
Inspired by some recent posts from oldcpu I decided to grab some audio from my Logitech webcam, just for the fun of it. openSUSE 11.3 i586 is in use.
Code: > lsusb Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:0991 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Pro for Notebooks > arecord -l **** Liste der Hardware-Geräte (CAPTURE) **** Karte 0: Intel [HDA Intel], Gerät 0: ALC892 Analog [ALC892 Analog]
It works! Though I have to say that the audio quality is mediocre (to say the best). I blame it on the quality of the built-in microphone of this camera. It sounds like it was recorded in a giant bathroom.
my logitech quickcam zoom works out of the box for taking local pics and local videoshots. It's seen by Cheese, camorama, However, it doesn't work on aMSN, nor on any video-enabled website. lsusb tells me: Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:08b4 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Zoom
Is there someone around who has got their logitech quickcam zoom to work and is willing to share his/her knowledge?
I have a rather old webcam, a Logitech quickcam messenger. This webcam was working fine with older linux kernel version, I think < 2.6.27. The gspca driver that makes this peripheral working has been merged into kernel sources, and I think that my webcam stopped working with this merge. I am a Slackware user, and until version 12.2 my webcam was working (I manually compiled and installed drivers). If I well remember, with version 13.0 (kernel 2.6.29) the video was full of strange artifacts, and with Slackware 13.1 (kernel 2.6.33) the webcam does not work at all. I am performing these tests with skype, that had videocalls fully working before gspca was merged into the kernel tree, while now I can only make phone calls.
This are the informations given by dmesg:
Code: usb 3-3: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 6 usb 3-3: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=08da usb 3-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0 gspca: probing 046d:08da
I'm having a confusing time with this webcam. When I plug it in, dmesg shows it is recognised and needs the module gspca_spca561
[ 6644.595789] usb 1-6: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 4 [ 6644.707379] usb 1-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice [ 6644.752736] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
However, there is no result in skype, ekiga, or awetv, although the device /dev/video0 is created. there was a kernel update from Ubuntu 2.6.24-23-generic to 2.6.24-24-generic, and the webcam magically started working, using a different module, gspca. However, after some celebration, I found that my usb tv dongle, which uses the dvb_usb_af9015 module, ceased working.
I corrected this by recompiling the dvb_usb_af9015 module, using source from http://linuxtv.org/hg/~anttip/af9015/ ----after another celebration, I found that the webcam had stopped working again, and I have not been able to make it work since, despite recompiling the gspca module from http://mxhaard.free.fr/download.html. Attempting to insert the gspca module produced from this gives:
insmod: error inserting 'gspca.ko': -1 Unknown symbol in module Another thing I've noted, is that the gspca module will work when I boot into earlier kernels (eg 2.6.24-21-generic).
I have a Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 which works with Skype, Cheese, Ekiga, and Flash on Ubuntu 9.10 with no problems. (With Ubuntu 8.04, the video worked with all of these but Skype (couldn't test Skype as it was not available) but not the audio, which was one of the reasons I upgraded). It does not work with Flash in Ubuntu 10.04. Flash does not detect the camera though it does detect the microphone (and says it works, haven't tested it yet). It works (video and audio) with Skype and Ekiga. The video works with cheese and I can record my own voice with Sound Recorder off the webcam's mic.
I have looked at the webcam community documentation [URL]..and have visited Adobe's site [URL].. to click on "always allow". But that does not work either. Flash simply does not see the camera. The version of flash on both computers is the same (10,1,53,64).
I'm attempting to make my Logitech Quickcam Express work with Ubuntu 10.04.I what may be the problem but it doesn't seem to work with any of the applications so far. I visited [URL] and attempted to extract and compile the drivers but ran into problems.
incarnation@incarnation-desktop:~/Desktop/qc-usb-0.6.6$ make all make -C "/lib/modules/2.6.32-22-generic/build" SUBDIRS="/home/incarnation/Desktop/qc-usb-0.6.6" modules V=1 USER_OPT="-DHAVE_UTSRELEASE_H=1"
This may be a bit late for the OP, but I thought to post here, as this thread seems to surface when googling for Audiohub problems. I had this roughly 10-20 Hz ticking/popping constant noise as well, and it seems to be related to the fact that the speakers are connected through a USB hub, not directly.
After experimenting a bit with the kernel USB configuration, the noise went away when I unselected USB_EHCI_ROOT_HUB_TT and USB_EHCI_TT_NEWSCHED at "Device drivers - USB support - EHCI HCD". I think it is the latter option that made the difference. This was on kernel 220.127.116.11. Although marked experimental, both seem to be selected on Arch kernel26. On older kernels (2.6.20-2.6.24) you may have to select USB_EHCI_SPLIT_ISO, but there I am just guessing.
The hardware volume knob still does nothing (I don't think there is a hardware mixer, probably it just tries to communicate the volume changing request to the computer). Does anyone have idea how to make this work, it's kind of sad to have one and not be able to use it?
I am suffering from the following problem: after updating udev from 125 (lenny) to 151 (squeeze) my wireless keyboard Logitech diNovo Edge totally stopped working (says it is disconnected). If I downgrade back to 125 all works fine again.
i am trying to video chat with my logitech C200 webcam but it does not work with skype or empathy. Do i need to download special drivers?. In skype i can't even test the camera. and with empathy the webcam icon and the video call option are grayed out. I downloaded "guvcview" from the software center and it works like a charm, i can capture video and take pictures, so i don't really understand why skype and emphaty dont work.
Prior to upgrading to Ubuntu 1.10 yesterday, Skype worked fine. Post upgrading, skype able to locate webcam but unable to detect mic (Logitech webcam and mic) and when hovering over skype icons the text is blank. I have removed skype and reinstalled via Ubuntu Software Centre as well as installing Quantus Plus from Synaptic Package Manager to no avail. I have tried using Google Video but video quality is poor. My knowledge on programming code is non-existent.
I was impressed with the hardware detection in Fedora -- it picked up my wireless & webcam right out of the box. The odd thing is, that Fedora picked up the webcam right away, and it worked perfectly in Cheese (I was able to take both photos & video), but when I try to use it in Skype all I get is green "snow". The webcam is a Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX.
It has been a long time i dreamed to get ubuntu and now i have my ubuntu 10.04 installed. I found similar posts in the forum but no one helped me out. i have a webcam Logitech quick cam pro 9000 and i tried to use it with skype 2.1 beta 2 i installed this morning. Well i can see the video but the microphone (build in the webcam ) does not work at all and it worked fine with windows. This is the lsusb command in the terminal :
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 005: ID 046d:0990 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Pro 9000 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
i really love ubuntu and made an almost total switch to it 2 years ago. But, i have one issue with my logitech pro 9000 webcam and skype which I am unable to solve on my own. the webcam works fine when I test in the settings of skype. Also every blue moon it works fine during a video call as well. But most of the time, when I start a video call, it gets stuck, the circular led light on it is on (showing that it is recording video), its microphone turns off and skype gets stuck also. I have a completely updated system, latest skype.
My sister was gifted a logitech quickcam chat . The gspca_zc3xx driver is installed and running (tested with mplayer, vlc, google talk + various flash video sites) and it is running 100% ok.
it seems however that skype is STILL not interfacing directly with V4l resulting in some nasty feedback( or just no video feed) so I tried the old work around LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype (worked with my old logitech webcam on an older release) but it STILL isn't working. here is the output
Code: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skypeERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored. (<unknown>:3545): Gtk-WARNING **: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/libequinox.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
I would like to buy a video camera to use for skype video calls. It should be reasonably priced and above all work both under Debian and Ubuntu with minimal effort (ideally a plug and play) and...it would be nice if I could buy it from Amazon .