Latest drivers work well. Now I just compile driver and that is enough. I use Sony Eye Toy. See your vendorroduct codes in lsusb. Maybe this driver is not so compatible as you expect it.
Hey I found this topic about the Hercules webcam here:
and I noticed you said you got yours working, but when following your instructions I just received errors. First of all, do you have the Hercules Deluxe (other models have different chipsets) and secondly, what version of Ubuntu are you using?
I would greatly appreciate any help.