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Old 11-16-2008, 09:27 AM   #1
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Dell 1520 webcam


Running ubuntu 8.10 on a Dell 1520 laptop having a problem of camera being recognized. It is a built in camera on this laptop. Have installed cheese with no luck.

Continue to get the message no webcam detected. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Bill
 
Old 11-16-2008, 10:25 AM   #2
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You need to find out what sort of webcam you have.
You might also have to enable it in your BIOS.
Please post the output of lsusb
 
Old 11-17-2008, 08:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help here is the result of the lsusb

william@william-laptop:~$ lsusb

Bus 007 Device 003: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0461:4d15 Primax Electronics, Ltd
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
william@william-laptop:~$
 
Old 11-17-2008, 01:21 PM   #4
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I am guessing that this is your webcam:
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Bus 007 Device 003: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
So I offered the search term 05a9:2640 OmniVision to http://www.google.co.uk/linux 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 module loaded.

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.

The berlios.de page says that it works, you just need to find out how.

Let us know how you get on.
 
  


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