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Microsoft Lifecam NX-6000 (USB Webcam)

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Microsoft Lifecam NX-6000 (USB Webcam)
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The Microsoft Lifecam NX-6000 is a 2 Mega-Pixel webcam with built in microphone and has the USB-ID 045e:00f8

bus 007 Device 004: ID 045e:00f8 Microsoft Corp.

The webcam is recognized by the kernel with the following output:

usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=045e, idProduct=00f8
usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 2-1: Product: Microsoft\xffffffc2\xffffffae\xffffffae LifeCam NX-6000
usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Microsoft
Linux video capture interface: v2.00
5:3:1 : sample bitwidth 24 in over sample bytes 2
5:3:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x84
usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Microsoft\xffffffc2\xffffffae\xffffffae LifeCam NX-6000 (045e:00f8)
uvcvideo: Forcing device quirks to 0x100 by module parameter for testing purpose.
uvcvideo: Please report required quirks to the linux-uvc-devel mailing list.
input: Microsoft\xffffffc2\xffffffae\xffffffae LifeCam NX-6000 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/input/input18
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo

Note: this camera works with the latest kernels only using the tweak described for the NX-3000.

Create the file /etc/modprobe.d/uvcvideo.conf with the single line:

options uvcvideo quirks=0x100

After this tweak the webcam is recognized with the following dmesg output:

usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=045e, idProduct=00f8
usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 2-1: Product: Microsoft\xffffffc2\xffffffae\xffffffae LifeCam NX-6000
usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Microsoft
Linux video capture interface: v2.00
5:3:1 : sample bitwidth 24 in over sample bytes 2
5:3:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x84
usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Microsoft\xffffffc2\xffffffae\xffffffae LifeCam NX-6000 (045e:00f8)
uvcvideo: Forcing device quirks to 0x100 by module parameter for testing purpose.
uvcvideo: Please report required quirks to the linux-uvc-devel mailing list.
input: Microsoft\xffffffc2\xffffffae\xffffffae LifeCam NX-6000 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/input/input18
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo

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