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Hey all im new to linux but i know enough about it, lol. any how i have an Acer Aspire 3680 Model ZR1 it originally has Windows XP Home Edition on it. i wiped that off and installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 32bit OS , it works like a breeze but i have one slight problem.
I cant get my Built in WebCam to work, when windows was on it, it showed the webcam to be Acer Orbicam . . .
Ive installed both Cheese and Camorama and niether pick up the cam,
so i went into terminal and done the following:
angelo-denardo@angelodenardo-Aspire-3680 ~ $ sudo modprobe gpsca
[sudo] password for angelo-denardo:
modprobe: FATAL: Module gpsca not found.
angelo-denardo@angelodenardo-Aspire-3680 ~ $ sudo modprobe uvcvideo
angelo-denardo@angelodenardo-Aspire-3680 ~ $ sudo lsusb
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 12d1:1578 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0402:5602 ALi Corp. M5602 Video Camera Controller
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 062a:4101 Creative Labs
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
niether cheese pics up the cam or camorama but the green light on my camera lights up. . . Any Advice on what to do
You might try testing the camera with a Live CD of something else (preferably something not Ubuntu-based--that will probably require installing guvcview to the live image in RAM), to see how general the problem might be.