Microsoft LifeCam vx-3000 on Mint 7

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Microsoft LifeCam vx-3000 on Mint 7

Postby TjankMjaster on Thu May 28, 2009 1:45 pm

Wondering if anyone has had any luck getting a MS Lifecam vx-3000 to work with Skype. Currently I cannot find the device, but that may stem from the fact that I'm not sure how to find it to configure it.

Extreme Newbie here,... so so far,.. I've plugged in the webcam,... and the little green light came on,.... Video settings in Skype doesn't show any video devices.

(let me guess, this is a microsoft problem that's going to haunt me all the way back to the store to buy a different cam.)

ANY ASSISTANCE WOULD BE APPRECIATED WHILE I SEARCH THE FORUMS FOR MORE INFO...

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Re: Microsoft LifeCam vx-3000 on Mint 7

Postby Husse on Sat May 30, 2009 6:11 pm

To help you with this we must know the ID of the chip
With the cam connected run lsusb (note l is a lower case L) in a terminal and post here (right click to copy)
What we must do is search for the chip ID and linux
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Re: Microsoft LifeCam vx-3000 on Mint 7

Postby TjankMjaster on Sun May 31, 2009 5:10 pm

Husse wrote:To help you with this we must know the ID of the chip
With the cam connected run lsusb (note l is a lower case L) in a terminal and post here (right click to copy)
What we must do is search for the chip ID and linux


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 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:00f5 Microsoft Corp. LifeCam VX-3000.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

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Re: Microsoft LifeCam vx-3000 on Mint 7

Postby Husse on Sun May 31, 2009 5:23 pm

It seems that it is supported by gspca_sonixj
http://tomoyo.sourceforge.jp/cgi-bin/lx ... ;diffvar=a
This might work
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1102242
It is for the VX1000 but these two use the same module
Have not investigated this but it looks as you need some skills here
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Re: Microsoft LifeCam vx-3000 on Mint 7

Postby TjankMjaster on Sun May 31, 2009 11:38 pm

Thank you! Will give this a go when I have a chance (stupid work,.. always takes me away from playtime.)

I'll post any other issues I run into.

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