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Review of Linux Compatibility
The Logitech webcam C500 is equipped with a 1.3 megapixel sensor and is connected via USB 2.0. The webcam has the USB device ID 046d:0807
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:0807 Logitech, Inc.
and is supported by Linux (at least since Ubuntu 9.10) vie the UVC drivers (kernel module uvcvideo). The C500 is recognoized automatically since this Linux version and is available as Video4Linux 2 (V4L2) device after initialization.
The kernel recognized the webcam and the integrated mikrophone in the following way:
kernel: usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4 kernel: usb 1-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice kernel: uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device <unnamed> (046d:0807) kernel: input: UVC Camera (046d:0807) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.1/usb1/1-6/1-6:1.0/input/input6 kernel: usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=0807 kernel: usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=2 kernel: usb 1-6: SerialNumber: 66A90E80 kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio