I've just installed a Logitech C310 webcam on my Ubuntu Oneiric machine, and I've got several problems. When I use cheese, if I set it to use the higher resolutions, the picture contain shadows and has distorted colors. 1280x960 Only with lower resolutions the picture looks okay. 800x448 The above photos were taken with cheese.

In addition, the camera's internal microphone didn't always work. When using it through pulseaudio, the sounds were fast and with high pitch. When using it directly through alsa it sounded fine.

Any ideas?

EDIT: I moved the sound part to a new question.

  • This cam should work out of the box, have you tried guvcview (in the software centre). – matt Nov 12 '11 at 9:54
  • It works in guvcview, even in higher resolutions, except when choosing the format YV12 or YU12. – haggai_e Nov 13 '11 at 13:10

This solution was helpful for me: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+bug/838739/comments/16

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libv4l
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libv4l-0 libv4l-dev

In my case it solved all my problems (cheese, gst-launch-0.10) except one. Since I'm running a 64 bits system, I keep having a problem with Skype, even after updating the i386 libraries (sudo apt-get install libv4l-0:i386). However, with the help of v4l2ucp you can change the saturation pattern and get a much more reasonable output.


This is a confirmed bug, I believe someone is working on the solution, (not me I am also affected) For status updates check: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cheese/+bug/838739

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