Sunday, November 6, 2022

Linux - Logitech web cam problem

 The webcam I have is notorious for giving the user a 'chipmunk voice'.  I've had this off and on from the beginning, but it is such a good webcam.  Applications could handle it, but anything from Google raised the chipmunks.  

I was always working on the assumption it was a fight with Pulseaudio, and then the new Pipewire.  Not that at all!

In you /etc/default there is a file called 'grub'  This is what you change nowadays, and then run 'update-grub'.  



GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet usbcore.autosuspend=-1"


Somewhere in that file, you come across these lines and you add 'usbcore.autosuspend=-1'.  Then run update-grub and reboot.  Fixes everything.  Now I can use the Google chat video conference.

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