product drivers for logitech webcams

Asked by Gary L. Kerr on 2011-04-17

Does Ubuntu 10.04 support logitech webcam Pro 9000? Are there drivers for that webcam which run in Ubuntu?

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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb

Can you also install and run cheese, do you see yourself?

Thanks

Gary L. Kerr (nhrra) said : #2

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsusb

Can you also install and run cheese, do you see yourself?

Thanks

Unfortunately, your question makes absolutely no sense to me. I have not yet bought the webcam because I am not sure there are drivers to run it under Ubuntu. My questions relate to the issue of drivers, not trouble shooting yet. I have contacted Logitech, but they won't have an answer for a few days from now, if at all.

I suggest you avoid logitch,they refuse to support linux in any way

I suggest you check these 2 links for a cam which will work well:
http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Gspca
http://linuxhcl.com/browse/search+webcams?category=33

mycae (mycae) said : #4

Hi Gary,

In linux, most drivers, when they reach a certain level of maturity (and are freely available) are simply incorporated into the OS, such that users do not need to download drivers.

What actionparsnip is looking for is the chip ID (thats the lsusb command) that is present on your logitech device. Logitech make many cameras, but generally just use the same few chips over and over. The driver will interact with specific chips based upon this ID number, so knowing this will allow us to give you more specific instructions.

To execute the command actionparsnip suggests (which will give us your ubuntu version, kernel (core OS) version and USB device info), you can open a terminal, either from the applications menu, or by pressing the key combination Ctrl+Alt+T.

If the driver is already part of the OS, the best test is to run the "cheese" webcam program, as this integrates well with the existing programming tools for accessing webcams -- sometimes the chat programs do this poorly and need some assistance.

Please try opening a terminal and cutting and pasting the commands actionparsnip suggests, then posting the results back here.

Gary L. Kerr (nhrra) said : #5

Good afternoon:
  I have NOT yet purchased the webcam; therefore, it is not connected to the computer. The computer does NOT have an internal camera either.
  What I was hoping to ask was whether or not logitech operated under Ubuntu 10.04, but that does not seem to be an easy question to answer. One commenter suggested to stay away from logitech products totally because the company does not support linux based systems.
  I am still attempting to find a webcam (physical camera) that will operate under Ubuntu. So far, I have only found places that sell or allow users to download the driver, not the supply of the physical camera itself.
Thanks for commenting. Gary L. Kerr

Gary L. Kerr (nhrra) said : #6

Good afternoon:
  I have NOT yet purchased the webcam; therefore, it is not connected to the computer. The computer does NOT have an internal camera either.
  What I was hoping to ask was whether or not logitech operated under Ubuntu 10.04, but that does not seem to be an easy question to answer. One commenter suggested to stay away from logitech products totally because the company does not support linux based systems.
  I am still attempting to find a webcam (physical camera) that will operate under Ubuntu. So far, I have only found places that sell or allow users to download the driver, not the supply of the physical camera itself.
Thanks for commenting. Gary L. Kerr

mycae (mycae) said : #7

Well, in that case (it was not clear from your question -- almost always when we get a "are there drivers for XYZ, it means that the user has purchased it and then plugged it in and it is not working out-of-the box). Good idea to think ahead!

The best place to go to answer this, as far as I am aware is:

http://linuxhcl.com/