Logitech QuickCam Connect E2500 (089d) - Ubuntu Server 10.04

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Logitech QuickCam Connect E2500 (089d) - Ubuntu Server 10.04

Post by kayjaygee_13 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:17 pm

I managed to get this camera (046d:089d) to work.

1. Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 Server automatically detects the camera when it is plugged in and creates /dev/video0. Run lsusb to verify that the camera is installed.

2. Install zoneminder using :

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sudo apt-get install zoneminder
3. Add the following line to the file zmdc.pl in /usr/bin/ just before the line my @daemons :

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$ENV{LD_PRELOAD} = '/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so';
4. Install the package libv4l-0 with :

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sudo apt-get install libv4l-0
The camera is then able to display video correctly using either Video for Linux Version 1 or 2 capture method and RGB24 capture palette. A few other palettes also work and by playing around with the brightness and contrast, the red and green noise can be almost eliminated in dark conditions.

One minor problem is the package libv4l-0 is automatically uninstalled if the following cleanup command is run and the camera will stop working :

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sudo apt-get autoremove
Reinstall the package using step 4 if this happens.

Hopefully, this helps someone else trying to get this camera working.

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Many Thanks

Post by kiko-lpa » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:58 pm

Thanks Very much

I confirm that this method also works with Sony EyeToy.

I will publish this link in my other post. http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewto ... ight=ov51x

I was using Ubuntu Server 9.10, zoneminder 1.23.x with two Eye Toy, was working ok, I have just upgraded to Ubuntu Server 10.4 (Lucid Lynx) and my two Eye Toy broke.

After making the changes mentioned above they came back to life.

Once Again,

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Re: Logitech QuickCam Connect E2500 (089d) - Ubuntu Server 1

Post by camroidv27 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:28 pm

I just wanted to comment and say that this worked on my Ubuntu Server 10.04 install with my Logitech QuickCam Chat for Skype. Settings at 320x240, NTSC, RGB24. Although my install said I had the libv4l-0 installed already, but the little bit of code made it work properly! Thank you!

(Mind you, the camera is really only there as a trigger that there was movement. It does not have enough quality to really capture enough detail to help catch a crook.)

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Re: Logitech QuickCam Connect E2500 (089d) - Ubuntu Server 1

Post by wkulecz » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:31 pm

Thanks for this information and clear instructions!

Got my old Creative webcam Model PD1030 working with Zoneminder now, had to use the Video For Linux version 1
in the Source tab dropdown capture method along with NTSC and RGB24.
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