Logitech C270 USB HD Webcam

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Logitech C270 USB HD Webcam
Linux compatibility:
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Logitech C270 USB HD Webcam
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Updated: 28/03/2016 21:50

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Logitech Webcam C270 has the USB ID 046d:0825:

Bus 002 Device 005: ID 046d:0825 Logitech, Inc.

and is recognized and initialized automatically since Ubuntu ab 10.04:

usb 2-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device <unnamed> (046d:0825)
input: UVC Camera (046d:0825) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-4/2-4:1.0/input/input14

The webcam supports a resolution of 1280×960 under Linux and can be used together with programs like Skype or Cheese. Cheese can be installed under Ubuntu with the command

sudo apt-get install cheese

The integrated microphone is supported by the kernel module snd_usb_audio. This module can be loaded in the following way:

modprobe snd_usb_audio

Identified Hardware Configurations (9 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
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openSUSE Tumbleweed 4.8.9-1-default The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 04/12/2016
Linux Mint 18 Sarah 4.4.0-51-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 03/12/2016
Linux Mint 18 Sarah 4.7.10-040710-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 02/12/2016
openSUSE Leap 42.1 (x86_64) 4.1.34-33-default The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 24/11/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-34-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 20/08/2016
Linux Mint 18 Sarah 4.4.0-21-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 01/08/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-31-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 31/07/2016
Ubuntu 15.10 4.2.0-30-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 27/02/2016
unknown 4.1.2-2-ARCH The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 30/07/2015

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 4 Comments

    • JonD'oh on said:

      Hello Thea. There is no need to download anything under Linux to support this webcam. The necessary driver is already included (driver is the kernel module uvcvideo, which should be already installed by the Linux distribution that you use).

      However, you might need to install some web conference software like Skype. This depends on the Linux distribution that you use. Which one are you using?

    • admin on said:

      The lsusb command provides you a list of resolutions that are supported by your webcam. Please check by entering
      lsusb -v | egrep "Height|Width"
      the resolutions your webcam + kernel supports. If resolutions higher than 176×144 are listed it is most likely a configuration problem of the webcam software.

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