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Araiguma
June 27th, 2008, 01:01 AM
Hello all! This is my first post so bear with me, ok? I recently (permanently) switched from xp 6 months ago, so I'm still very green. I have been searching for drivers for my m$ vx-6000 webcam. I don't know how to compile (or even what compiling is) and all the posts I've read relate to older versions (breezy through feisty). Can anyone help a noob get his webcam working with skype? I'm running hardy and skype 2.0.0.68. I'm living in Japan so local tech support is not really an option for me. ;-) Thanks in advance!

scott@beijingkaoya:~$ sudo lsusb
[sudo] password for scott:
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 045e:00f4 Microsoft Corp.
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

finer recliner
June 27th, 2008, 09:35 PM
the recommended webcam software for webcams in linux is called 'cheese'. you can install it by opening a terminal and typing:

sudo apt-get install cheese


enjoy

Dutch70
June 27th, 2008, 10:22 PM
the recommended webcam software for webcams in linux is called 'cheese'. you can install it by opening a terminal and typing:

sudo apt-get install cheese


enjoy

+1, cheese works for me, although I do have some brightness issues that I haven't had time to check out. this thread...
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=651075
been having fun in too many other places...lol,
cheese...I mean cheers!

Dutch