Review of Linux Compatibility
The Microsoft LifeCam HD 6000 is a USB 2.0 webcam with a video resolution of 1280×720 pixel and autofocus. The camera has the USB ID 045e:076f:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045e:076f Microsoft Corp.
and is fully supported under Linux (e.g. since Ubuntu 11.10) by the UVC driver, i.e., the kernel module uvcvideo.
The webcam is automatically recognized and initialized by the Linux kernel
usb 2-2: udev 4, busnum 2, minor = 131 usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=045e, idProduct=076f usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 usb 2-2: Product: Microsoft® LifeCam HD-6000 for Notebooks usb 2-2: Manufacturer: Microsoft
and can be accessed with the created video device by Skype or for video recording with VLC
vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 :input-slave=alsa://hw:1,0