View Full Version : [ubuntu] Microsoft LifeCam vx-1000

November 7th, 2009, 02:08 AM
This is the only problem that I'm having with Ubuntu. If I can get this webcam working, Goodbye windows. Even though I don't exactly have windows on my computer anymore.

I'm so excited to get this webcam working, I love ubuntu, and to have the webcam working, it'll feel like a real computer, with everything I've paid for working.

So, if any of you have any help, it would be really helpful.

I have Ubuntu 9.1,
500 GB hd. 3 gb ram, ATI hd graphics card..

And of course, the vx-1000.

Other Information:
My computer will read the webcam, and tries to use it, but the screen is green, except for the top part, where something shows, but I don't exactly know how to explain it.

I've tried everything. Everyone elses problems don't seem to help mine, lol.

November 20th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Download http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/archive/tip.tar.bz2
Unpack it wherever
Enter the new created folder, and run:
# make
# gedit v4l/.config
save the file and run again:
#sudo make install

original solution from http://swiss.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8238570