Not till few days ago I upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10..

I started Ekiga to check the Webcam's functionality, it gave some very weird video output! White and Black, zoomed in to an upward position of the main frame, plus it streams a wavy picture output..

On Cheese and aMSN, the output was pretty neat but in Black and White..

I ran the Preload command (as mentioned in this documentatoin link) for the three applications, nothing happened.
I restarted, checked with Cheese, it didn't recognize any device.. No output!!
Then removed the Preload commands...

When I logged in some time later after a shutdown-startup process, opened Cheese and everything was great with no problems whatsoever!! Ekiga and aMSN still the same however.. I wont use Ekiga so nevermind, but any suggestions for an aMSN fix?

And could someone explain this spectacular phenomena with Cheese?!

this is the lsusb of the cam:

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ca:1837 Ricoh Co., Ltd Visual Communication Camera VGP-VCC4 [R5U870]