How do I install Logitech cam?

Asked by Jon Lennvik on 2011-07-02

Having trouble installing Logitech cam. Inserting USB does not automatically install drive apparently like Windows. Inserted disk but it is not running setup.

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Raymond Trim (raytrim83) said : #1

When I stared using my Logitech webcam on ver 10.10 I just plugged it in and it was fine. No need to install any driver. Download Cheese from the Software Centre to see if your camera is working.

Can you give the output of:

lsusb; lsb_release -a

Thanks. Hopefully cheese will pick it up for you. The CD you have is a Windows driver so is of no value to you

Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #3

Ok, installed Cheese and opened Cheese and the webcam works. But how do I
get it to work with Skype?

-- Jon

On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 12:45 PM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #163540 on gnome-nettool in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/163540
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Can you give the output of:
>
> lsusb; lsb_release -a
>
> Thanks. Hopefully cheese will pick it up for you. The CD you have is a
> Windows driver so is of no value to you
>
> --
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Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #4

Yes. Although video works with Cheese and when I open Skype, I can see the
device when I insert the USB, there is still no picture and sound. I ran the
test, below are the results.

Bus 005 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 003 Device 002: ID 413c:3200 Dell Computer Corp. Mouse
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 046d:08d7 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Communicate STX
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04
Codename: natty

-- Jon

On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Jon Lennvik <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #163540 on gnome-nettool in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/163540
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> Ok, installed Cheese and opened Cheese and the webcam works. But how do I
> get it to work with Skype?
>
>
> -- Jon
>
>
> On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 12:45 PM, actionparsnip <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
> > Your question #163540 on gnome-nettool in Ubuntu changed:
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/163540
> >
> > actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> > Can you give the output of:
> >
> > lsusb; lsb_release -a
> >
> > Thanks. Hopefully cheese will pick it up for you. The CD you have is a
> > Windows driver so is of no value to you
> >
> > --
> > If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> > know that it is solved:
> >
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/163540/+confirm?answer_id=1
> >
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mycae (mycae) said : #5

Regarding sound, skype can have trouble selecting the microphone input.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SkypeTroubleshooting

Particularly have a look at the section entitled:
"Selecting Microphone (input device)"

The wiki suggests that your device should "work out of the box" -- what version of skype are you running?

Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #6

I am running 2.2.0.35

-- Jon

On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 5:20 AM, mycae
<email address hidden>wrote:

> Your question #163540 on gnome-nettool in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/163540
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> mycae proposed the following answer:
> Regarding sound, skype can have trouble selecting the microphone input.
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SkypeTroubleshooting
>
> Particularly have a look at the section entitled:
> "Selecting Microphone (input device)"
>
> The wiki suggests that your device should "work out of the box" -- what
> version of skype are you running?
>
> --
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Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #7

Sound works but not video.

Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #8

Sorry but I am still seeking help. Video does not work in Skype while it does work when I run Windows. However, the video does work in Google+ and Gmail chat so is it a Skype issue? I don't know. Any help is appreciated.

Skype is a pain in the ass and makes working cams appear to not work. I wish people would drop it and use something better like Ekiga. *sigh*

Try:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libX11.so skype

Do you use 64bit Ubuntu?

Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #10

32Bit

-- Jon

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 10:21 PM, actionparsnip <
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> LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libX11.so skype
>

Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #11

I get this error when I do that.

ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib32/libX11.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be
preloaded: ignored.

-- Jon

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 10:27 PM, Jon Lenvik <email address hidden> wrote:

> 32Bit
>
>
> -- Jon
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 10:21 PM, actionparsnip <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
>> LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libX11.so skype
>>
>
>

Try:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libX11.so skype

May help

Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #13

Nope. Still no go. I get the message below when I enter that code into
Terminal. I'm at a loss here.

ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/libX11.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be
preloaded: ignored.

-- Jon

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 11:45 PM, actionparsnip <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #163540 on cheese in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+question/163540
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Try:
>
> LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libX11.so skype
>
> May help
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
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What is the output of:

uname -a

Thanks

Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #15

Linux ubuntu 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

-- Jon

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 2:51 AM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #163540 on cheese in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+question/163540
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> What is the output of:
>
> uname -a
>
> Thanks
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Try:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype

Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #17

This works but seems I have to do this every time I restart the computer.
Does that seem right? Every time I restart the computer to use Skype, I have
to reenter this command into the Terminal?

-- Jon

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 11:55 PM, actionparsnip <
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> LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
>

No, just make an alias so that when you run skype, it runs that command

Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #19

Sorry, you lost me on that one. How do I make an alias so that it runs that
command?

-- Jon

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 10:11 AM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #163540 on cheese in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+question/163540
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> No, just make an alias so that when you run skype, it runs that command
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
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Have you researched / tried to have a go yourself?

Jon Lennvik (jlenvik) said : #21

Can you at least provide me a link to documentation on how to do it. I
looked around and checked the forums and did not find anything really
helpful regarding aliases. Thanks.

-- Jon

On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 11:41 AM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #163540 on cheese in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+question/163540
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> Have you researched / tried to have a go yourself?
>
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See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToAddaLauncher.

In Ubuntu, they are called launchers rather than aliases or shortcuts, so it's understandable that you may have had some trouble finding instructions if you searched with those other terms instead. (You *can* find information about how to do this with the search term "alias", but the information is obscured by information about creating shell aliases, which are a different sort of thing entirely.)

run:

gedit ~/.bashrc

add the line:

alias skype='LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype'

Save the new file and close gedit and the terminal. Now when you run 'skype' it will run it for you. Skype is garbage and I wish people would drop it.

Oh, you did mean bash aliases after all. My bad. ;-)

Are bash aliases respected by GNOME when running programs via launchers, such that the command foo will run the command in the bash alias called foo rather than simply find foo in the path and execute it? (I don't have a GNOME system available right now to test this on, or I'd be telling rather than asking. But I will be able to test this eventually, so you can ignore this question if you wish.)

as far as I am aware, yes. It's worth doing anyhoo ;)

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