Re: Arghh...Dont make me install windows, please!
I have had a problem with Karmic not recognizing my Logitech Quickcam for Notebooks Pro.
It has worked flawlessly in previous releases.
I have discovered if you plug-in the camera before booting-up my PC it works fine.
May be worth you trying the same if you haven't previously done so.
I realize that this is just a work-around, but it may suffice, until a permanent fix comes out.
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