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I have been working on trying to get my webcam to work for hours.
I plugged it in and it automatically works with Cheese. I cannot get it to work with Skype, however. I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. It is 64 bit.
My Skype version is 126.96.36.199.
I ran lsusb and this is what it came up with for my webcam.
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
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 093a:2621 Pixart Imaging, Inc. PAC731x Trust Webcam
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
appmenu-gtk is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-headers-3.2.0-29 linux-headers-3.2.0-29-generic libglademm-2.4-1c2a
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.