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Old 10-25-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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Logitech Webcam HD C910


I have a new HD C910 Webcam (Logitech) that runs fine on my windows system but have not figured out how to work on my Linux box.

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 (2.6.35-22 generic-pae #35-Ubuntu SMP - UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux) on a machine with 2 Gig memory and two hard-drives separating Windows and Linux.

Any suggestions I've found in reviewing threads seem to discuss older cameras or older kernels.

Specific directions?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 01:57 PM   #2
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wow not much info. Ok first you never said what program you are using if kopte or pigeon you need to install jasper.
Then if. please if at any time you need to mention M$. put it in general. at the risk of sounding rude but not meant to be. I will not waist my time on reading about M$.
your cam is well document and supported by the kernel.

type lsusb and post it.
then type lsmod and post it.
and dmesg | grep error to see if it is not loading at boot.
your cam uses v4l2 and you have it and it uses the UVC module you have it.
I think we need to learn the interface of the software.

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Old 10-26-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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wow not much info. Ok first you never said what program you are using if kopte or pigeon you need to install jasper.
First, many thanks on the response. I'll be better about mentioning that unmentionable "M$" word from now on.

I'm not at the point of using anything yet (kopte, pigeon, jasper). I'm trying to figure out what steps are needed to install it and use it in Ubuntu. I would rather use it in Linux than the other as I am trying to wean myself off the other and fully adapt to Linux. I even have an IBM Netfinity Sever in which I want to dump the other unmentionable OS and install Centos OS 5 in which to use as a test server - but that is another story!

So at this point, I have the Logitech HD Webcam C910 plugged into a USB slot and the installation CD (which works on that other unmentionable) and lots of questions of what to do next.

I've written Logitech but they say they don't support Linux; so they are of no help.

Any help on getting started on this would really be appreciated.

Thanks again.

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Old 10-26-2010, 11:52 AM   #4
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You might want to look at http://www.quickcamteam.net/devices and see whether the device is supported. UVC devices are quite well supported, I think.. I've not had a problem with using those under Linux with Skype (one's a Logitech C250 and the other I don't remember). Can you run lsusb in a terminal and post the output here please?

Also, those programs are called Kopete and Pidgin.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 01:40 AM   #5
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...snip... Can you run lsusb in a terminal and post the output here please?

Also, those programs are called Kopete and Pidgin.
lsusb output

Bus 001 Device 007: ID 046d:0821 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 03f0:3711 Hewlett-Packard PSC 2500
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0d49:7000 Maxtor OneTouch
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04b4:6560 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. CY7C65640 USB-2.0 "TetraHub"
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 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 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c408 Logitech, Inc. Marble Mouse (4-button)
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 051d:0002 American Power Conversion Uninterruptible Power Supply
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 046d:0821 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 03f0:3711 Hewlett-Packard PSC 2500
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0d49:7000 Maxtor OneTouch
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04b4:6560 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. CY7C65640 USB-2.0 "TetraHub"
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Sorry for the Kopete and Pidgin error, but thanks for the correction.

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Old 10-27-2010, 01:41 AM   #6
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Posting error.

Last edited by loftus49; 10-27-2010 at 01:45 AM. Reason: double post
 
Old 10-27-2010, 02:07 AM   #7
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It looks like you posted the lsusb output twice, but

Bus 001 Device 007: ID 046d:0821 Logitech, Inc.

looks like your camera. Googling this suggests that this camera is supported by the uvcvideo driver (even if it's not mentioned in the list on quickcamteam.net. I'm assuming said list is slightly out of date). If you run lsmod, do you have "uvcvideo" listed? If so, you should be good to go..
 
Old 10-27-2010, 11:08 AM   #8
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It looks like you posted the lsusb output twice, but

Bus 001 Device 007: ID 046d:0821 Logitech, Inc.

looks like your camera. Googling this suggests that this camera is supported by the uvcvideo driver (even if it's not mentioned in the list on quickcamteam.net. I'm assuming said list is slightly out of date). If you run lsmod, do you have "uvcvideo" listed? If so, you should be good to go..
Yes I do have uvcvideo when I run lsmod. I installed Pidgin and configured it with a chat name on Yahoo, added a "buddy" but I have to wait for tomorrow (when buddy is available) to see if I can send/receive video/audio from the webcam. Unless you know of another way of testing it?

Thanks again.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 11:17 AM   #9
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You can try MPlayer or VLC to see the video from the camera. For MPlayer,

mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2 device=/dev/video0

works for me. You may need to edit the device here - check in /dev if you have a videon, where n is an integer. For VLC,you'll want to "Open capture device.." and then put in the right device name for "Video device name".
 
Old 10-27-2010, 04:42 PM   #10
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You can try MPlayer or VLC to see the video from the camera. For MPlayer,
mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2 device=/dev/video0
OK .. I'll try tonight when I get home. Once again, thank you.

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Old 10-27-2010, 11:59 PM   #11
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OK .. I'll try tonight when I get home. Once again, thank you.
OK .. mplayer worked: mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2 device=/dev/video0

Got a "beautiful" picture of me. But no sound. How do I get that? The microphone is built into to the webcam.

Then I "suppose" I merely join Skype or use my Yahoo Messenger to video conference with someone ... "I assume".

Moving the peanut forward .. inch by inch.
 
Old 10-28-2010, 08:28 AM   #12
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open you mixer and enable mic input mic and enable mic boost. Why ubuntu hangs on to the pulse audio layer I will never know.
google how to enable mic in alsa. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=238820
 
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loftus49, are you still having problems with this?
 
Old 11-08-2010, 12:01 AM   #14
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I still haven't got my Logitech to work with an internet social net like Skype or Yahoo so I can't communicate with my kids as yet. Sounds still seems to be a problem. I having to communicate with them using my "unmentionable OS".

The Logitech is nice though and I'm happy with it however I am very disappointed that they do not support Linux.

Two Issues now:

When I check the /var/logs/messages I see that the webcam is at "low speed" and not high speed. How can I fix this?

Nov 8 10:45:38 loftus49-desktop kernel: [ 3928.956030] usb 4-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
Nov 8 10:45:38 loftus49-desktop kernel: [ 3929.527171] generic-usb 0003:051D:0002.0004: hiddev96,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Device [APC Back-UPS ES 550 FW:843.K2 .D USB FW:K2 ] on usb-0000:00:1d.2-1/input0

The second issue is confusing too. When I list "lsmod", my "pwc" or webcam does not show up.
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 6599 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 217980 1
snd_hda_intel 22203 2
snd_usb_audio 86768 0
snd_hda_codec 87552 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
nouveau 517628 2
snd_pcm 71571 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec
snd_hwdep 5040 2 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec
snd_usbmidi_lib 17413 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_seq_midi 4588 0
snd_rawmidi 17783 2 snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_seq_midi
ttm 56825 1 nouveau
snd_seq_midi_event 6047 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47174 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
drm_kms_helper 30200 1 nouveau
snd_timer 19067 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 5744 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
uvcvideo 55847 0
usblp 10651 0
usbhid 36978 1
ppdev 5556 0
usb_storage 40204 0
drm 168726 4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
snd 49006 15 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_pcm,sn d_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
intel_agp 26720 0
videodev 43098 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 13359 2 uvcvideo,videodev
parport_pc 26378 1
asus_atk0110 11423 0
hid 67742 1 usbhid
led_class 2633 0
soundcore 880 1 snd
i2c_algo_bit 5168 1 nouveau
agpgart 32075 3 ttm,intel_agp,drm
snd_page_alloc 7216 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lp 7342 0
parport 31492 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
e1000e 133436 0
8139too 19709 0
floppy 54343 0
pata_it821x 8671 0
mii 4425 1 8139too

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:10 AM   #15
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I still haven't got my Logitech to work with an internet social net like Skype or Yahoo so I can't communicate with my kids as yet. Sounds still seems to be a problem. I having to communicate with them using my "unmentionable OS".
First of all, there's nothing wrong with mentioning Windows.

Does the video work under Skype? With regards to the mic, what do you have under "Microphone" in Skype's "Sound Devices"? There should be at least one with USB in the name.
 
  


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