Webcam woes!

The one thing stopping me so far from converting entirely to Linux is webcams!
I have a Microsoft Lifecam VX1000 which will show images in Cheese but neither the camera nor the mic will work in Skype in Ubuntu or Mint and it’s a pain to have to restart the machine just to use Windows for Skype.
I purchased a Logitech 270 HD camera which indeed works in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS but the mic does NOT work in 11.10 nor in Mint 12 unfortunately – all you get is a Mickey-Mouse sounding gibberish.
I’ve returned it, and will obtain a Logitech 250 which I am assured DOES work perfectly OK in Ubuntu 11.04.

Watch this space!

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