Ubuntu :: Logitech Pro 9000 And Skype Not Working Properly Most Of The Time?
Oct 2, 2010
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.
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 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??
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
Can I run this camera: Quote: Bus 001 Device 007: ID 046d:0809 Logitech, Inc as something other than a UVC driven camera? It appears that UVC in 640x480 format is only available at 15 fps. I need to record at fps=30. So I can splice into existing video.
echo "Recording. Ctrl-C or close window to stop" Is there a driver other than 'v4l2' I can use that will give me 30 frames per second?
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 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 am trying to get a Logitech Webcam (not Quickcam) Pro 9000 to work with my SUSE 11.2 installation (specifically trying to get it to work with Skype 2.1). I am using the KDE environment. I've been reading the many posts and seem to be getting the point that I need to install the UVC driver from the webcam driver repo. However, the link I found to the repo seems to be for SUSE 11.1...?
Anyway, here is what I have done so far:I ran the following commands and got the following output:
localhost:~ # lsusb Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:0809 Logitech, Inc. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
So I have a Logitech 9000 web cam installed and working (again) with Skype. That's great when I want to video chat with family, but that's all I can do with it. I would like to record some movies using my web cam but I can't because of the following reasons:
1. I can't find an application for Linux that actually works. So far they all fail to work for a variety of reasons.
2. The ones that sort of work, don't allow me to do what I want, record a video with my web-cam and save the file for future use or distribution.
I just want a simple application that allows me to click on record, stop recording and save. Why isn't there anything around that can do that? Seriously, this is something I have been looking for since, 2001. And so far I have only found one application that kind of worked, but it's no longer developed and I can't find it anymore.
So let's recap. In another thread I am trying to get .wmv files to play (they work on one system but not another?) and none of the applications for web cams work as I want. Oh, and wine? It's a joke, not one application I have tried to run with wine works. The either just don's start OR they start but half the components never paint and it runs like a flea in frozen molasses.
I am a bit frustrated and rather tired of not being able to easily do what Windows folk can do with relative ease. Something wrong with that. And I haven't even begun to tack text to speech yet.
The Time and Date at the top docking bar is Hanged. It shows Mon, Oct 18, 6:35 PM. That's all. But when I click on it, it shows correct date in Calender. And correct time in the bottom. I believe those gadgets are not updating at all. Cause my Battery indicator is also not working.
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 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
Ubuntu 9.10 Quickcam Pro 9000 Logitech USB Headphones
I'm driven quite insane on why nothing is either working or teasing me. I DO NOT want to record on Windows. I have a lag problem with fps there, anway. Seems like guvcview is my best option, but I can't get it to detect anything.
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.
I'm using a basically vanilla Lubuntu 11.04 My Logitech E 3500 webcam works fine with Cheese. I have just installed Skype, but my voice isn't picked up on the test call, and no video either (the webcam light remains off). I've tried logging off and into Skype.
I installed two apps that were supposed to give me more settings for my mouse. I installed from Synaptic and everything seemed to work fine, but I can't find anywhere to start the apps so I can do the adjustments. where I can find these to run them?
Does anyone know of a variant on the Logitech SetPoint software (it allows more functions for Logitech keyboards and mice) for Ubuntu? Would the Windows version work in Wine? I didn't think it would because the app uses Bluetooth, and I don't know if Wine can do that.
Just found my old Logitech webcam again, and tried to get it to work on 10.04. Somehow this doesn't work. I tried searching the forum, but did not get an answer to my situation.
Here is what I can see: After connecting (or rebooting), dmesg shows the following lines uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device <unnamed> (046d:08cc) input: UVC Camera (046d:08cc) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-1/1-1:1.0/input/input5 usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
And that's it. No message that cam was registered to /dev/video<x>. I should add that I already have another cam (Philips) that works and is registered to /dev/video0, and I also installed a Hauppauge PVR350 card that also gets registered to various /dev/video<y> files. Why the Logitech cam won't register? I'm guessing I can't do anything until this cam has its own /dev/video<x>, right?
I upgraded recently to Ubuntu 11.04 and have been trying unsuccessfully since to use an old webcam: Logitech Quickcam Messenger. The system doesn't recognize it at all as far as I can tell, which it did on 10.10 (I didn't really use it then, I just remember I could get a picture at some point.