I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer and am completely new to Linux. I downloaded Skype and have it working now, but I'm unable to turn on my webcam. I went to testmycam.com and it wasn't detecting that I had a webcam there either. I have browsed through the forums for similar issues and didn't find anything, I'm really really hoping that I can get some help on this because it is very important for me and I don't want to have to go back to Windows just for a webcam.
When I type lsusb I get:
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1058:0748 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 046d:08f0 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Messenger
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Linux shaun-NF66 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:32:08 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 2940.450369] usb 3-5: >USB disconnect, device number 5
[ 2959.000056] usb 3-5: >new full-speed USB device number 6 using ohci_hcd
[ 2959.219048] usb 3-5: >New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=08f0
[ 2959.219054] usb 3-5: >New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
[ 2959.219058] usb 3-5: >Product: Camera
[ 2959.222152] gspca_main: STV06xx-2.14.0 probing 046d:08f0
[ 2959.222160] gspca_stv06xx: st6422 sensor detected
[ 2959.604155] input: STV06xx as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.0/usb3/3-5/input/input15
I downloaded the qc-usb-0.6.6.tar.gz file from sourceforge.net, but I was unable to compile it - or I'm unsure of how to compile it...
I typed in tar zxf qc-usb-0.6.6.tar.gz and it returned:
tar (child): qc-usb-0.6.6.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
I don't know what to do, and any help at all would be greatly appreciated!