Ubuntu – How to get Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 video to work


I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit. Kernel v2.6.35-30generic. Skype v2.2.0.35-0maverick1.

After connecting the Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 webcam, the microphone works fine, but the video refuses to work on Skype, even though Skype recognises the webcam. On Cheese, it does not even recognise the webcam, and reports "No device found".

I have tried both 32-bit solutions on this page: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/219. Initially, the light on the webcam only blinked once after plugging in and then remained off. However, after the above fix, the light remains on, though the video does not work.

How do I get this to work? Are there any outputs that I need to provide?

Best Answer

After consulting How can I get my Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 webcam microphone to work?, I was able to figure out that the webcam was not supported by the 2.6.35-x kernel. Upgrading to 2.6.36 did the trick.

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