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Connecting Logitech Quickcam on Xubuntu Gutsy 7.10

Works almost out of the box (Logitech Quickcam Messenger for 15 GBP on Amazon UK). Well, worked completely out of the box on the laptop. On the desktop, camorama complained “could not connect to device (/dev/video0). Please check connection”, and Skype said it didn’t find a device. However, /dev/video0 looked just the same as on the laptop:

mpromber@audrey:/dev$ ls -l video0 
crw-rw---- 1 root video 81, 0 2008-04-14 16:48 video0

Turns out I didn’t have a group video so I had to create it and add my user (via Xfce Menu → System → Users and Groups). Log out and back in; works.

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