View Full Version : [ubuntu] Logitech quick cam-works/doesn't work

January 22nd, 2009, 02:20 AM
I'm searching how to fix this but it seems odd that sometimes I open Skype or Cheese and this usb webcam is working just fine but other times, the blue light on the camera itself is lit and I can see it with lsusb but the applications do not 'see' it. So, I think I have the appropriate drivers but why isn't it consistent? And, moreso, how to fix it to make it always work?
sorry--should have said, it is a dell 6400 inspiron (~4 years old) with Hardy installed; I'm using a plug-in microphone also but that shouldn't affect it I think
Also: the webcam is called quickcam communicate STX, i think

It just seems so weird that it would work one time and not the next with no system changes occurring in betweeen.

January 22nd, 2009, 06:56 PM
bump--I hate to bump b/c I figure maybe I need to provide folks more information before they could help so let me know if that's the case.