Yes, it is a UVC compliant webcam according to that list.
Most modern webcams support the USB Video Class (UVC) and work without specialized drivers. Check the list of webcams supported by the UVC driver. If your one is supported, check the UVC Webcams page.
So the drivers should be included. So I go to the UVC Webcamspage.
USB Video Class (UVC) web cams require the uvcvideo kernel driver. This driver has been included in linux-2.6.27 (openSUSE11.1/SLE11); for older kernels you need the uvcvideo-kmp-* package, which has been included openSuSE 11.0 or can be received from the openSUSE BuildService project
Since this is running on openSUSE 11.2, it should be included if I am reading that right.
The command never worked with Skype which is why I didn’t jump to it immediately.
It still doesn’t explain “why” don’t they just include it this way? Am I the one of only a handful it happens to?
With kopete the camera light on but kopete hangs when selecting setting->device
where the cameras is correctly identified.
Cheese doesn’t complaint anything but there is only “snow” on the screen.
Thank you in advance for the help.
this is the results of “dmesg” output after webcam plug-in
1697.995212] usb 1-7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
1698.115380] usb 1-7: New USB device found, idVendor=045e, idProduct=00f8
1698.115435] usb 1-7: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
1698.115483] usb 1-7: Product: Microsoft® LifeCam NX-6000
1698.115519] usb 1-7: Manufacturer: Microsoft
1698.116060] usb 1-7: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
1698.198062] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
1698.264047] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
1698.272482] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Microsoft® LifeCam NX-6000 (045e:00f8)
1698.272973] uvcvideo: UVC non compliance - GET_DEF(PROBE) not supported. Enabling workaround.
1698.295716] input: Microsoft® LifeCam NX-6000 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-7/1-7:1.0/input/input8
1698.296120] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
1698.296166] USB Video Class driver (v0.1.0)