I am guessing
that this is your webcam:
Bus 007 Device 003: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
So I offered the search term 05a9:2640 OmniVision
and there were quite a few results.
It looks as though it is supported: See http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/
(Search on that page for your device ID: 05a9:2640
), and it looks as though you'll need the uvcvideo
You have a little homework to do.
Then, maybe try sudo modprobe uvcvideo
to load the module, then start cheese
. Maybe something good will happen
, maybe not
If you start cheese
from the command line (by typing cheese
), you may see some helpful error messages that you can feed back into the search engine of your choice.
You may also see interesting and useful messages appended to the file /var/log/messages
as you go through each step. Linux (unlike some other operating systems) tends to give useful information when it is trying to make things work.
page says that it works, you just need to find out how
Let us know how you get on.