well baronobeefdip, if you are using a KDE or GNOME graphical interface: Press ALT+F2 (that is first alt, then f2 while holding down alt). a window should pop up. if you are familiar to windows: this is the linux analog to "WIN+R" or the "Run..." entry in the start menu. Enter the command "xterm" (without the quotes). Now a terminal should appear. in the terminal, type the following:
Password: <enter your root password>
note that the root password required to run this command will not be displayed while you type it. That's ok, just type your root password and press return. Then select the what the terminal displayed after that command and copy it into this forum.
If ALT-F2 does not present you with a popup window and you don't know how to open a console, try the following: Press CTRL+ALT+F1. This will switch from the graphical X-Server to a TTY (aka "console") if your configurations allow it. The graphical interface is still running, to get it back press ALT+F7 at any time.
After CTRL+ALT+F1 you should see a "Login:" displayed on the screen. Login as "root", then enter your root password. if it is correct, you will end up with a command prompt just as you would have in xterm. Next type the following:
lsusb > /tmp/usbdat
chmod 666 /tmp/usbdat
Now switch to the graphical interface again by pressing ALT+F7. In a file browser of your choice, open the file /tmp/usbdat (plain text) and post it's contents in this forum.
I am afraid that if your system does not autodetect the camera as a webcam, you will end up in the console a bit more often from now on. I know that a console is a mysterious place to work in, but it is really not all that difficult once you get used to it. And it is quite a lot more powerful then any graphical interface. At least in my opionion.