This article will show you how to set-up a Logitech camcorder webcam driver on Linux.
If you’re just getting started, I recommend using this guide as it will walk you through the installation process.
This guide assumes you have a working webcam, but any webcam with a built-in webcam driver should work.
Step 1: Download and install the webcam driver You can download the Logitech software directly from Logitech, or you can download a driver package that comes with your webcam.
Once you’ve downloaded the LogiCAM driver package, you can simply unzip it and copy it into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-logitech.conf, or wherever you installed your webcam driver package.
You’ll find a section for the webcam.
If your webcam does not have a built in webcam driver, you’ll need to install a third-party webcam driver.
I recommend installing a webcam driver from the official Logitech website, as the driver will help with troubleshooting the driver.
This driver is required for the following video playback issues:Video playback problems in videos with low frame ratesVideo playback issues in videos that have high frame rates (such as YouTube videos)The video playback problems are caused by the lack of a proper video encoder in the webcam’s video driver.
If that is the case, you need to enable the proper video encoding in the driver to resolve these issues.
If the video encoders are not present, the video will look very choppy and it will not play smoothly.
To fix this issue, open the X configuration menu and click the View configuration tab.
In the video section, check the box next to Video encoder, and check the check box next the encoder name.
Now, you should see the following X configuration file: /etc\X11\xorg\xcb.conf The first line contains the name of the video encoding driver, which is encoder .
Next, the line below that contains the codecName , which is a list of the supported video encods: encodec: “fmt” “xvid” encoding: “xvfb” name: “Logitech_cameras_xvid_stream” The video encoding driver is already listed in the first line, so it will be automatically loaded.
If it is not, you will need to add it manually.
Next, the third line of the configuration file is the video driver, and this is where the video player, libinput, and libpng will be listed.
It will be necessary to update the video configuration in /etc/.
To do this, right-click on the video stream, select View Configuration, and then select Edit.
In the video window, make sure the Video encoder is checked and then click Save.
This will update the Video configuration to add the new video encodes.
Next up, you have to update libinput and libpng in the same X configuration.
Once they are updated, the logitech driver should be present.
To do so, open a terminal window, and type the following commands: # ln -s /usr/lib/logitech/logi-camerams/LogitechCamerasDriver /etc/*/*.conf # ls -l /usr/*/*/* /usr /etc.conf Next, open your favorite text editor and replace the file you just downloaded with the file in the directory you just edited.
The resulting file should look like this: /usr.bin/libinput: /bin/sh -c ‘echo “Video encoder: “; echo “Video codec: “;”‘ > /etc /libinput/libpng/libpng/logiqvb.conf/log.conf If this file is missing, you may need to download it.
If not, the first command should work, and the second should not.
To verify the changes, open another terminal window and type: # grep -v LogitechCAM_camel_logitech-cams-log-logo.gif /etc If you get a file named “LogiCamerasesLogitech-CameraticsLogo.jpg”, you need the libinput version to work.
Next, make a backup of the existing /etc folder, and rename it to “LogixVideoCameradsLogixCamerassesLogixLogix.conf”.
Now, in your favorite terminal window (such like vim), type: cd /etc Next, update libpng in your favourite text editor to include the new logitech.logitech_xvfd.conf file.
This should include the following line: xvfb:0 xvid:0 This line should be commented out.
This is the new configuration file for the LogixVideoCamcameradesLogixCodec.ini video encode driver.
Now that you have updated