Quickcam Messenger & Communicate driver for Linux


It's now possible to use the Quickcam Messenger for Linux.
Lots of thanks to Mathias Küster for finding the Bayer init-string!

/Christian Magnusson (mag@mag.cx)

Here are some information about the driver:

Updated! qc-usb-messenger-1.7.tar.gz (2007-09-02) is the source code for the Quickcam Messenger linux-driver.
gspy-0.1.7-messenger.tar.gz is a modified version of gspy-0.1.7. Changes in the picture-format and window-size.
mpeg_encodeWithPNG_1.tar.gz is a mpeg-encoder. (needed by gspy if you want to create a mpeg-movie from all pictures)


There are newer Quickcam Messenger cameras available today, but I don't have any possibility possibility to buy and try them them without any financial help. If you want me to add support for them, please make a donation:



Some external links:

Quickcam Express driver.
News groups: quickcam.devel (http) and quickcam.general (http)
QC-USB driver from Tuukka Toivonen.
Quickcam Web driver.
Third-party Quickcam software.
Pictures of Quickcam Messenger front, back.

FAQ @ developer.logitech.com

Motion homepage
USB specs
USB snoopy for windows.
SnoopyPro for windows.
Linux USB for windows.
Linux USB device overview for windows.
Programming guide for Linux USB Device drivers.