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Post by nerdyotter » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:18 am

Re: Logitech Webcams?

Post by tdockery97 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:46 am

Re: Logitech Webcams?

Post by phd21 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:31 am

Most webcams will work just fine in Linux Mint.

I also have a Logitech c270 (

$20.99us) which works well.

It depends on you, and what you want to do with your webcam, or Network IP Camera, and how much you want to spend on it. The resolution is a factor, certain features as well. The Logitech C270 has a wide screen resolution of 720p, some other webcams have higher resolutions, and some are lower, some are widescreen and some not.

There are some programs in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) that begin with «v4l» (Video For Linux) you might consider installing those as well, and «guvcview’.

This document describes how to choose, setup and use a webcam in Ubuntu (Linux Mint too).
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam

How to make Webcam compatible with Skype, if you are having a problem.
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/219

Hope this helps .

Re: Logitech Webcams?

Post by Crewp » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:35 am

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Logitech Webcam C310(SOLVED)

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Post by nick67+ » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:13 pm

I’m a Linux newbie and generally loving the freedom! Most things have been running smoothly with my Mint 18.2 KDE distro.

However, I have just bought above mentioned web cam, after researching it’s compatibility with Linux. Can’t get it to work. Have run lsusb, and it is listed. But no light. Does not come up with ‘cheese’. It is not a faulty webcam as it works on my wife’s HP laptop(she has Mint 18.2, cinnamon). Sorry for the naivety, but is it a KDE issue? My machine is an HP Stream 14.

Many thanks in anticipation of your help

There is always Hope.

HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC, 5.4 GiB, AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2, AMD PALM (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-37-generic, LLVM 5.0.0), Mint Cinnamon 18.3, 486.2 GB.

Re: Logitech Webcam C310

Post by marcia » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:16 pm

I would believe your webcam is fine. My Logitech webcam 910c was working with in my linuxmint 17.3 until recently.
I suspect some upgrades made it not work properly again. Not sure. Did read there is a bug with uvcvideo that may not
by fixed?

It works partially in guvcview. I see a video for a moment then it freezes. It works with mplayer just fine with this command in the
terminal: » mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/video0 -fps 30″.If you have mplayer already and you wish
to try the mplayer command, all you have to do is open a terminal and type the quote exactly as it is above without the quotes and then push
enter. You will not get sound since that is not in the command but if you see a video working that would be one way to know that
your webcam is working.

If you need help with this I will be willing to help you.

Hope this works for you soon.

Re: Logitech Webcam C310

Post by nick67+ » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:21 pm

Hi Marcia.
Thank you for your reply. I should state that my laptop has a built-in Webcam, so when I entered your command line for Mplayer, the default camera kicked in and showed the image in Mplayer. I did however have the C310 plugged in to the USB Port, and nothing comes through this. I want to use the C310 as it is a far superior camera to the the proprietary one.

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Kind Regards
Nick.

There is always Hope.

HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC, 5.4 GiB, AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2, AMD PALM (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-37-generic, LLVM 5.0.0), Mint Cinnamon 18.3, 486.2 GB.

Re: Logitech Webcam C310

Post by marcia » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:28 pm

Now that I know that you have the built-in webcam I would suggest to try the same mplayer command only change the video0 to video1 like this: mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/video1 -fps 30 . If that works you can try with cheese with this command: cheese -d /dev/video1 assuming your c310 is the /dev/video1 device. If that does not work you can try video2 in the commands. I am guessing that your onboard webcam will be /dev/video0 so the c310 may be the /dev/video1 device.

If you install v4l2-ctl, you can use it in the terminal as a command like this:

Here is the command and results for mine:
v4l2-ctl —list-devices

UVC Camera (046d:0821) (usb-0000:00:16.2-4):
/dev/video0

Then you will know for sure what device your c310 is.

If you need more help please let me know. Good fortune with this.

At least my c910 does work now after I upgraded my guvcview .

Re: Logitech Webcam C310

Post by nick67+ » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:23 am

Brilliant,that aicram. I’ll give it a go later. Will let you know the outcome.
Thank you for your continuing help with this issue.

Kind Regards
Nick.

There is always Hope.

HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC, 5.4 GiB, AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2, AMD PALM (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-37-generic, LLVM 5.0.0), Mint Cinnamon 18.3, 486.2 GB.

Re: Logitech Webcam C310

Post by nick67+ » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:25 pm

No luck I’m afraid, aicram.

Device was recognised as Video1, but when i tried the cheese command, I got..

There is always Hope.

HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC, 5.4 GiB, AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2, AMD PALM (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-37-generic, LLVM 5.0.0), Mint Cinnamon 18.3, 486.2 GB.

Re: Logitech Webcam C310

Post by phd21 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:33 pm

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run » inxi -Fxzd » and «lsusb» from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

Assuming you have installed the 3rd part multimedia stuff, «mint-meta-codecs», during installation of Linux Mint, I would also recommend installing «ubuntu-restricted-extras» and the Video For Linux (search for «V4L») packages from the Synaptic Package Manager (SPM).

Install «guvcview» webcam software. Lets you record video and audio from whatever video sources are available. You should be able to pick the video source, if there is more than one.
http://linuxdaddy.com/blog/install-guvcview-on-ubuntu/
To install this using the PPA method, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one:

Hope this helps .

Re: Logitech Webcam C310

Post by jimallyn » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:35 am

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Re: Logitech Webcam C310

Post by nick67+ » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:48 am

Thank you for your input. Can’t believe how accommodating and helpful most folk on this forum are.

Inputted the commands you suggested for a little more system info. Got this.

Didn’t attempt anything more at this stage. Thought I’d wait for your feedback.

Thanks again for your help.
PS. Incidently the only reason I’m able to post these screenshots is due to your excellent video tutorial!

There is always Hope.

HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC, 5.4 GiB, AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2, AMD PALM (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-37-generic, LLVM 5.0.0), Mint Cinnamon 18.3, 486.2 GB.

Re: Logitech Webcam C310

Post by phd21 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:56 am

You are welcome, and thank you.

Your system does recognize the webcam, so try installing «guvcview» and running that. Let us know what happens.

Re: Logitech Webcam C310

Post by nick67+ » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:39 pm

Brilliant. Camera works with Guvcview. Much better picture than the proprietary webcam. Got carried away and tried it with Hangouts — works with that too! Doesn’t work with Cheese, but hey as Meatloaf once said, ‘Two outta Three Ain’t Bad’.

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Thank you to phd21 and aicram for their interest and help.

Kind Regards
Nick

There is always Hope.

HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC, 5.4 GiB, AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2, AMD PALM (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-37-generic, LLVM 5.0.0), Mint Cinnamon 18.3, 486.2 GB.

Re: Logitech Webcam C310

Post by phd21 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:52 pm

I would install «inxi» which I thought was already installed in all editions of Linux Mint? Then run the command «inxi-Fxzd»

There are secure multimedia chat messaging applications for text voice and video calls, that you might want to try in addition to Hangouts or the insecure Skype. For example: «qTox» (QTox), «Wire», «Jitsi», Linphone, etc.

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[SOLVED] Logitech HD Webcam C525 Linux Mint 17.2 Compatibili

[SOLVED] Logitech HD Webcam C525 Linux Mint 17.2 Compatibili

Post by richi3x2 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:47 pm

I have been looking for a decent webcam to use with Linux Mint 17.2. It looks like the Logitech HD Webcam C525 is OK, but I have found mixed reviews. Some of them say it works and some say that it gives some problems. I looked in the hardware database and found this http://community.linuxmint.com/hardware/view/22747. I also found this post http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p . 25#p695026. Has anyone used this camera? Any feedback? Or any recommendations of a good webcam?

Re: Logitech HD Webcam C525 and Linux Mint 17.2 Compatibilit

Post by phd21 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:29 pm

Most USB, wireless, and network IP webcams will work with any Linux Mint edition. If you buy one locally, and it doesn’t work for you, then you can always take it back. Of course if you buy one from another source, like Amazon.com, or Ebay, then they usually have good return policies as well. I use a Logitech c270 and it works well (720p resolution).

There are some really good utilities and application programs available in your Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager that you can install once you have a webcam installed, like the «v4l» programs for «Video 4 Linux» utilities (programs). There are numerous webcam programs as well, just search for «webcam», one or more might already be in your «MultiMedia» menu and or your «Graphics» menu.

Note: I have found that 4-port USB hubs that do not have their own power supplies (Passive USB hubs) more often than not will not work properly if you try to connect your webcam, USB printer, USB flash drives, etc. And even worse, they sometimes work intermittently which can drive you crazy, so I recommend that you not use them, except for maybe USB Flash drives.

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Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by MathanBan » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:00 am

I’m running Mint 17.2 and can’t get my Logitech webcam to work. The mic seems to work, but all I get is a black screen for video. I have searched this forum and the interwebs for days now.
The system sees it:
$ lsusb
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 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 001 Device 002: ID 046d:09a1 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Communicate MP/S5500
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c508 Logitech, Inc. Cordless Trackball
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120 for Business
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

But, whether it’s Skype, Cheese, or guvcview I can’t seem to select it. The only cam option I get is UVC Camera (046d:09a1) (dev/video0). What do I need to do?

Re: Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by Hoser Rob » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:59 am

Well, according to this .

. you should be using the linux-uvc driver and it should be already there. Read it. Archlinux docs are great but since it’s not ubuntu based it’s harder for newbies to adapt.

To see which kernel modules are loaded go to terminal and enter

Re: Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by MathanBan » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:41 pm

Re: Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by ofb » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:48 pm

Re: Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by MathanBan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:43 am

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Re: Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by ofb » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:28 am

How frustrating. What’s the output for ‘cheese’ in terminal?

For comparison, this is the output with no webcam connected. With a plain Logitech Communicate attached and working, there is no output.

Re: Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by phd21 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:04 pm

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

FYI: If you are using a «passive» USB hub (a USB 4-port or more hub without its own power supply), then that may be your problem. These will not work on Linux Mint, or worse they work intermittently. These kind of passive USB hubs are only good for USB flash drives, no keyboards or mice, webcams, especially no printers, etc.

I have a Logitech Webcam c270 that works well on Linux Mint, but I had all kinds of issues when I had a passive USB 4-port hub with any other USB devices attached, sometimes they would work, sometimes they would not, mostly not. When I got rid of the passive USB hub and connected directly to the computer’s USB ports everything worked well. A powered USB hub would probably work.

There are some really good utilities in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) under «v4l» Video 4 Linux that you can also install to help.

Hope this helps .

Re: Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by MathanBan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:39 pm

ofb — I get no output in terminal while running cheese.

phd21 — I stopped using usb hubs, passive or powered, years ago after having too many failures with both. Thank you, though. Maybe you could point me to some of those utilities?

Re: Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by blakede » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:00 pm

Hello everyone been awhile, this is not a very tech savvy fix but has always worked for me since 2006 when I started with linux and it is worth a try.

After starting web cam if the indicator light on the cam is on flash it with a penlight say cellphone light has worked every single time for me.

Re: Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by phd21 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:13 pm

If you go into the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM) and search for «V4L», you will see the Video for Linux programs: «v4l-utils», «v4l2ucp» (control panel), «v4l-conf», «qv4l2», etc.

I like the webcam program «cheese», but I have had issues with it working sometimes, or not working sometimes.

There are numerous webcam programs available, guvcview, kamerka, Camorama, Kamoso, VLC, etc. Install any or all of them, see which ones work for you and remove the others, except VLC (never remove this). Some of these can also record video and others cannot record video, but most can take photos (still shots). Then there are the programs » Motion«, and » Zoneminder» for security and motion detection.

Hope this helps .

Re: Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by MathanBan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:45 pm

Re: Yet another Logitech webcam issue

Post by phd21 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:48 pm

You are welcome.

That is great that you got it working. Well done, you stuck with it and now you are benefiting from it. Now others can benefit from your experience, and this post in this forum.

FYI: I really like the Linux «V4L» utilities because they can tell you a lot about what kind of video hardware is connected to your system and it can let you adjust the video hardware settings too.

I found them when I was trying to get my Logitech c270 web camera to work at full wide screen 1280 x 720p resolution with the program «Motion»; the camera’s advertised resolution. I learned a lot from this V4L control panel. For instance, my webcam can only capture 10 fps (frames per second) at this higher resolution which is fine for «Motion» detection and Photos (still shots), but not for Skype or Video IM, which for realistic full action video requires 20-30 fps. In this V4L control panel, try changing the fps (Frame Rate), or the resolution, and watch the other settings change. You can use these settings when you need to for other programs, like «Motion», «Skype» , video editors like «Kdenlive», etc. My webcam can do 30fps but only at around 640×480 resolution, 25fps around 800×600, etc.

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