I'm trialing moving to Ubuntu from a Mac. All is going well except the Webcam (M$ Lifecam HD-3000) which works fine under 12.04 (32 bit) but doesn't appear to initialise correctly under 12.04 (64 bit). I will only be using it with Skype. I have tried after a fresh reinstallation of Ubuntu (both before and after any updates). The symptoms shown seemed to be with the initialisation of the hardware, the LED blinks 4-5 times and then gives a long flash which usually the point it is sucessfully initialised however under the Ubuntu 64 bit version it seemes to go though an endless loop of reinitialising. Reconnecting the webcam seems to resolve the situation until the cam is reused. Has anyone got any fixes or is there a patch I need to apply?
No other applications except Skype has been installed at the point of testing.
Any help resolving this issue would be welcome.
Thanks in advance.