Getting the built-in webcam to work on an Asus X83Vb-X2 with Ubuntu 9.04
As mentioned in the subject, I'm having trouble with the webcam on my laptop. This is a full-sized laptop, not one of the Eee models. I'm not entirely sure what the model or chipset of the webcam is, as there doesn't seem to be much documentation available (as far as I know, this is Asus' first foray into the laptop market in the US).
I previously had the camera working just fine in Windows Vista, so I know the hardware is just fine. I have tried several programs to get the device working, and some (Cheese, for example) are able to get the green light next to the camera to turn on. I've tried running a number of programs as both the normal user and as root, but I don't seem to be able to get the camera to output video. I didn't see any drivers on the Asus site.
Is anyone able to lend a hand with this? I'm moving out of the country in a month, and would really love to be able to keep in touch with my family and friends over skype or something similar.
Please let me know if you need any further details, I'd be happy to provide them.
Thank you very much,
EDIT: In programs like Cheese, the webcam seems to be detected as "USB2.0 UVC PC Camera (/dev/video0)". I imagine it's a good sign that video0 is available.
Last edited by white; 06-29-2009 at 11:04 PM.