EdgeHawk wrote:Same cam, same problem.
I don't use skype so it isn't a skype thing.
The cam worked fine in Gloria. After upgrading to Helena the problems began. Camstream showed me a black picture with static horizontal blue lines. Upgrading to Helena isn't a good idea. I had more problems than only the webcam. So i reinstalled Helena from scratch. And guess what? The cam works flawless. But only for ten minutes. Then the cam fun was over. Camstream freezes and there is my black picture with static horizontal blue lines again.
Well, I think we all know what that means:
the quickcam has a hardware design problem that makes it do exactly that. I can't remember if it's a buffer freeze or biffer overflow or something similar.
Anyways, if you google that, you will find out that Logitech has published that it is aware of this problem.
It states that upcoming versions of their webcam will fix this, but that there is no backwards fix.
I'm not sure if they release a patch for this to make it more usable, but it is definitely not fixable.
But what you describe is the exact problem they acknowledge.
I've been paying my ISP overage charges for exceeding my bandwidth, because I've felt frustrated and ahd been determined to find a Linux that supports MY webcam (not a logitech). Well... after paying them an extra $30 fee every month for the past 3 months (they charge up to a max of 30 and I've exceeded that, trying dozens of Linuxs), I've finally decided to order a $6.99 webcam on ebay that guaranteed to work with Linux/Ubuntu.
May I suggest that you save yourself the time and frustration and do the same. Donate your logitech to someone (perhaps who has windows in which it may work ok).
If you do, you'll be smarter than I was!