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Old 09-28-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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Cannot use iMac webcam in Ubuntu


I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my iMac dual boot. When I go into Cheese, I don't see the iMac camera. What should I do?
 
Old 10-01-2010, 07:13 AM   #2
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Depends on exactly what you've tried to do so far. Anything? Do you have a driver for the camera, or not sure?
Tried installing any drivers, or tried any other application to see if the camera works in something else?

Are you getting any error messages or it simply "doesn't work" but there are no messages?

First thing I suggest is read "Section 2" at this link:
http://www.jrhenkelmann.net/index.ph...ask=view&id=19

Note those couple tools they mention in there. Look them up and read their instructions. See if they help.

If still stuck after that, try starting `cheese` from a command line in a terminal, and note any messages, especially error messages, and paste the messages here for us. Also, from the terminal it may be helpful to run one of these two commands:
Code:
lsusb
lspci -vnn
I'm figuring your webcam is USB somehow, so the first command above should show us some info about it. Please paste for us that information. If the first command does not show the webcam, please try the second command and see if the camera is mentioned in the output - if it is, please paste for us the appropriate chunk of data.

EDIT: P.S. Apparently it's a UVC camera so it *should* work with the common UVC Linux driver. Did you check in Synaptic to see if there's any other appropriate package that you need, or maybe search Synaptic for "webcam" and see what comes up?

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Old 10-01-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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The camera does not work at all and Cheese did not display any errors when launched from the terminal. Not sure if I have a driver for the camera. How can I tell?


lsusb results:

Bus 005 Device 004: ID 05ac:8206 Apple, Inc. Bluetooth HCI
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 05ac:8240 Apple, Inc. IR Receiver [build-in]
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 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 019: ID 05ac:020b Apple, Inc. Pro Keyboard [Mitsumi, A1048/US layout]
Bus 001 Device 018: ID 046d:c00e Logitech, Inc. M-BJ58/M-BJ69 Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 001 Device 017: ID 1241:1111 Belkin Mouse
Bus 001 Device 016: ID 0bc2:2120 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 015: ID 152d:2329 JMicron Technology Corp. / JMicron USA Technology Corp.
Bus 001 Device 014: ID 05ac:1003 Apple, Inc. Hub in Pro Keyboard [Mitsumi, A1048]
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 0bc2:5021 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 012: ID 058f:6254 Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 0bc2:2120 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 04fc:0c25 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd SATALink SPIF225A
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 04fc:0c25 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd SATALink SPIF225A
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0bc2:2120 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05e3:0606 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub / D-Link DUB-H4 USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05ac:8501 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight [Micron]
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6254 Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e3:0606 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub / D-Link DUB-H4 USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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Old 10-01-2010, 08:26 AM   #4
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lspci -vnn results

Bus 005 Device 004: ID 05ac:8206 Apple, Inc. Bluetooth HCI
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 05ac:8240 Apple, Inc. IR Receiver [build-in]
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 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 019: ID 05ac:020b Apple, Inc. Pro Keyboard [Mitsumi, A1048/US layout]
Bus 001 Device 018: ID 046d:c00e Logitech, Inc. M-BJ58/M-BJ69 Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 001 Device 017: ID 1241:1111 Belkin Mouse
Bus 001 Device 016: ID 0bc2:2120 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 015: ID 152d:2329 JMicron Technology Corp. / JMicron USA Technology Corp.
Bus 001 Device 014: ID 05ac:1003 Apple, Inc. Hub in Pro Keyboard [Mitsumi, A1048]
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 0bc2:5021 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 012: ID 058f:6254 Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 0bc2:2120 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 04fc:0c25 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd SATALink SPIF225A
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 04fc:0c25 Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd SATALink SPIF225A
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0bc2:2120 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05e3:0606 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub / D-Link DUB-H4 USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05ac:8501 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight [Micron]
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:6254 Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e3:0606 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub / D-Link DUB-H4 USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
randy@randy-desktop:~$ lspci -vnn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port [8086:27a1] (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
Memory behind bridge: 88000000-89ffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000080000000-0000000087ffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:07.0 Performance counters [1101]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:27a3] (rev 03)
Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel, IRQ 11
Memory at 8a404000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:0885]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
Memory at 8a400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00001000-00001fff
Memory behind bridge: 8a300000-8a3fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 000000008a500000-000000008a6fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
Memory behind bridge: 8a200000-8a2fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 000000008a000000-000000008a0fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
I/O ports at 30a0 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 3080 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at 3060 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 3040 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02) (prog-if 20)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at 8a405400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2) (prog-if 01)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=32
Memory behind bridge: 8a100000-8a1fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng

00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
I/O ports at 30c0 [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 02) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 30d8 [size=8]
I/O ports at 30f4 [size=4]
I/O ports at 30d0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 30f0 [size=4]
I/O ports at 3020 [size=16]
Memory at 8a405000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
I/O ports at efa0 [size=32]
Kernel modules: i2c-i801

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G73 [GeForce 7300 GT] [10de:0395] (rev a1)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at 89000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at 80000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at 88000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidia-current, nvidiafb, nouveau

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller [11ab:4362] (rev 22)
Subsystem: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [11ab:5321]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
Memory at 8a300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
I/O ports at 1000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at 8a500000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: sky2
Kernel modules: sky2

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Apple Computer Inc. Device [106b:0087]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at 8a200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Memory at 8a000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb

04:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB82AA2 IEEE-1394b Link Layer Controller [104c:8025] (rev 01) (prog-if 10)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 19
Memory at 8a104000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Memory at 8a100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394

randy@randy-desktop:~$ clear

randy@randy-desktop:~$ lspci -vnn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: intel-agp

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port [8086:27a1] (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
Memory behind bridge: 88000000-89ffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000080000000-0000000087ffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:07.0 Performance counters [1101]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:27a3] (rev 03)
Flags: 66MHz, fast devsel, IRQ 11
Memory at 8a404000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:0885]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
Memory at 8a400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00001000-00001fff
Memory behind bridge: 8a300000-8a3fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 000000008a500000-000000008a6fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
Memory behind bridge: 8a200000-8a2fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 000000008a000000-000000008a0fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
I/O ports at 30a0 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 3080 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at 3060 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 3040 [size=32]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd

00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02) (prog-if 20)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at 8a405400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2) (prog-if 01)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=32
Memory behind bridge: 8a100000-8a1fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng

00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
I/O ports at 30c0 [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 02) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
I/O ports at 30d8 [size=8]
I/O ports at 30f4 [size=4]
I/O ports at 30d0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 30f0 [size=4]
I/O ports at 3020 [size=16]
Memory at 8a405000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix

00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:7270]
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
I/O ports at efa0 [size=32]
Kernel modules: i2c-i801

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G73 [GeForce 7300 GT] [10de:0395] (rev a1)
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at 89000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at 80000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at 88000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
I/O ports at 2000 [size=128]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidia-current, nvidiafb, nouveau

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller [11ab:4362] (rev 22)
Subsystem: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [11ab:5321]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
Memory at 8a300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
I/O ports at 1000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at 8a500000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: sky2
Kernel modules: sky2

03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Apple Computer Inc. Device [106b:0087]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at 8a200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Memory at 8a000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb

04:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB82AA2 IEEE-1394b Link Layer Controller [104c:8025] (rev 01) (prog-if 10)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 19
Memory at 8a104000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Memory at 8a100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394
 
Old 10-01-2010, 08:38 AM   #5
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Thanks!

So here's the camera, from `lsusb`:
Code:
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05ac:8501 Apple, Inc. Built-in iSight [Micron]
And so similar to what I suggested earlier, here's another tutorial that mentions the same tools as in the last page I linked to earlier. This page is from summer of 2008 and is talking about Hardy and Gutsy, but hopefully will still be relevant to your version:
http://handyfloss.net/2008.07/making...ork-in-ubuntu/
If you've looked in your package manager and don't seem to see anything helpful, I'd visit this link and start at the
Install the required packages section. Note that there are other links embedded into that page, which point at other aspects of this camera situation, so check those too. I haven't found a thread that says "It won't work", so good luck! LEt us know how it's going and/or if you need help.

PS - Please use code tags for long long lists of stuff like that
http://www.phpbb.com/community/faq.php?mode=bbcode#f2r1
 
Old 10-01-2010, 08:40 AM   #6
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Oh, by the way - to tell if you have a driver (module) loaded, you use the `lsmod` command. If you like, you can post the output of that also. I'm curious if there's any usb/camera module in use at this time and what it's called..
 
Old 10-01-2010, 08:45 AM   #7
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Sorry for the length. I will read your above suggestion regarding code tags. I find I am dealing with so much stuff here it really gets confusing.

lsmod results:

Module Size Used by
isofs 29250 1
nls_iso8859_1 3249 2
nls_cp437 4919 2
vfat 8933 2
fat 47767 1 vfat
nls_utf8 1069 11
hfsplus 70800 10
rfcomm 33421 4
binfmt_misc 6587 1
ppdev 5259 0
sco 7885 2
bridge 45582 0
stp 1655 1 bridge
bnep 9436 2
l2cap 30624 16 rfcomm,bnep
snd_hda_codec_realtek 203374 1
btusb 10957 2
bluetooth 49892 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
b43 163523 0
mac80211 205402 1 b43
snd_hda_intel 22037 2
snd_hda_codec 74201 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 70694 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26726 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
fbcon 35102 71
tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
font 7557 1 fbcon
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
usbhid 36110 0
usb_storage 39553 12
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
hid 67032 1 usbhid
video 17375 0
output 1871 1 video
cfg80211 126496 2 b43,mac80211
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
applesmc 20069 0
led_class 2864 2 b43,applesmc
input_polldev 2482 1 applesmc
snd 54148 16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_se q_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 6620 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
nvidia 9961216 48
vga16fb 11385 1
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
intel_agp 24119 0
agpgart 31724 2 nvidia,intel_agp
lp 7060 0
parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
ohci1394 26950 0
ieee1394 81181 1 ohci1394
sky2 40807 0
ssb 38902 1 b43
 
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Testing the tags suggested above.

  • Module Size Used by
    isofs 29250 1
    nls_iso8859_1 3249 2
    nls_cp437 4919 2
    vfat 8933 2
    fat 47767 1 vfat
    nls_utf8 1069 11
    hfsplus 70800 10
    rfcomm 33421 4
    binfmt_misc 6587 1
    ppdev 5259 0
    sco 7885 2
    bridge 45582 0
    stp 1655 1 bridge
    bnep 9436 2
    l2cap 30624 16 rfcomm,bnep
    snd_hda_codec_realtek 203374 1
    btusb 10957 2
    bluetooth 49892 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
    b43 163523 0
    mac80211 205402 1 b43
    snd_hda_intel 22037 2
    snd_hda_codec 74201 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 5412 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
    snd_mixer_oss 13746 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 70694 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
    snd_seq_oss 26726 0
    snd_seq_midi 4557 0
    snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    fbcon 35102 71
    tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
    font 7557 1 fbcon
    bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
    usbhid 36110 0
    usb_storage 39553 12
    softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
    hid 67032 1 usbhid
    video 17375 0
    output 1871 1 video
    cfg80211 126496 2 b43,mac80211
    snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    applesmc 20069 0
    led_class 2864 2 b43,applesmc
    input_polldev 2482 1 applesmc
    snd 54148 16 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_se q_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore 6620 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    nvidia 9961216 48
    vga16fb 11385 1
    vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
    intel_agp 24119 0
    agpgart 31724 2 nvidia,intel_agp
    lp 7060 0
    parport 32635 2 ppdev,lp
    ohci1394 26950 0
    ieee1394 81181 1 ohci1394
    sky2 40807 0
    ssb 38902 1 b43
 
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No problem, thanks again.

Please, don't get to feeling rushed or overwhelmed by requests for information. Patience.

Take your time, and read the documents & information at your convenience. The ones I've linked so far are pretty concise and not confusing, but again, if you don't understand anything, or you expect "something" from a command but you get "other thing" instead, just paste for us what's going on and someone'll try to help eventually.

It's not a life or death situation if this webcam doesn't work in the next 5 minutes, so don't panic.

Best of luck.
 
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And..

For code tags:

code

some stuff here
more stuff here

/code


Where I underlined code and /code above - you put these [] square brackets around the underlined code words, and you'll see code tags work.
 
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I wish I could actually talk to someone about what is going on with Ubuntu. For me it would be much better. I can better explain what is going on.
 
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Not sure I understand;

If you'd like this thread moved to the Ubuntu forum, that's no problem - just ask.

If you'd prefer getting help from someone who uses Ubuntu regularly (rather than myself) that's no problem too.. There are loads of Ubuntu users around, but probably a less than average number them are using it on a Macintosh. Some Ubuntu users are bound to have some help at some point though.

Or, if neither of the above, please clarify.
 
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I wish I could actually talk to someone about what is going on with Ubuntu. For me it would be much better. I can better explain what is going on.
Don't be afraid to talk here!

It you really want it to be more "interactive", try asking on the Ubuntu IRC channel. Ubuntu probably has "XChat" installed, start it, join the irc.freenode.net server, and enter "/join #ubuntu".
 
Old 10-01-2010, 10:30 AM   #14
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No that's not what I mean. I LOVE the assistance I get on this forum. I was just wondering if there was any way to actually speak with someone instead of typing. Like Skype or something like that but I guess that isn't feasible. I'm just thinking out loud. And also, please understand that I really like working in Ubuntu.

It's funny because just last week, I was chatting with someone on the Audacity forum who explained to me how to setup arecord to allow me to schedule radio recordings from a radio I have plugged into my Mac. Once I overcame that barrier, there was really no reason to spend most of my time on my Mac. That's why I installed Ubuntu dual boot on my iMac. Now when I go back to my Mac, it seems boring. The Ubuntu and other distros users seem to have a burning passion when it comes to Linux. I would like to feel that same passion when everything just works in Ubuntu for me.

I have installed Ubuntu on PC's and have had no major problems at all. I never realized how much of a pain it is to get things we take for granted like watching movies, using the webcam etc...to work in Ubuntu on a Mac. I have a feeling it has to do with drivers etc...

I am relatively new to Ubuntu so I am still learning as much as I can I really hope I can resolve all of my issues by the weekend if possible.
 
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I gotcha!

Hmm, yeah, there's no "live chat" sort of thing on LQ. Closest you get is something like #IRC unless you happen to befriend someone who knows what they're talking about on the subject and is willing to skype or whatever with you. Of course, without the webcam, hopefully you have a mic that works or there'll be no speaking either. And if you solve the issue that way, we'd surely love for you to put what you did, into your thread so others can benefit from it!

And yes, it's usually drivers (one way or another) that cause us grief on Linux. Historically, wireless has been the main (common) trouble spot as far as drivers go, but I notice a few webcam threads lately that are being tricky as well.

Continued success..
 
  


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