This applies to the Logitech QuickCam (r) Communicate MP (V-UCR45) *and* Logitech QuickCam (r) for Notebooks (V-UBS47) web cameras. I know this has been rehashed over and over (plus it's in the Webcam Ubuntu Help Thread), but someone searching the forums here may find this faster and useful.
Hi, I cannot find an updated driver for a webcam Logitech Quickcam E 2500 webcam. It doesn't work with Cheese nor does it work with Skype. I'm using Lubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have tried the packages qc-usb-utils (utility programs for the QuickCam Express driver) & qc-usb-source (source for the QuickCam Express driver) without a result.
I did a lot of googling to try to fix this problem myself without finding it, so I'm putting this out there in case it helps anyone else speed up the process.
I have a Logitech QuickCam Express (lsusb ID 046d:0840 ). It's older than dirt. Meanwhile, I'm running Quantal / 12.10 with GNOME. I plugged the camera in, installed skype, and like a fool, expected it to work.
Sometimes my webcam works fine, but sometimes it gives me black video in both Skype and Cheese. This obviously makes receiving Skype calls pretty hit-and-miss. When it does this I have found no solution but to reboot. My camera is a Logitech Webcam Pro 9000. Is there any way I can stop this happening?