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Old 08-12-2008, 12:19 AM   #1
boylangthang
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Webcam Acer Aspire 4720z


Hello,
I've got a new laptop: Acer 4720z and have been struggling to get the webcam work. I can't talk on Skype either.
Could you help me please?

Thanks,
Lang
 
Old 08-12-2008, 12:31 AM   #2
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It would help to know what type of webcam you're using. Is it built in? If it's usb, try running lsusb and giving us the answer.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 08:45 AM   #3
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It would help if you specify which distro you are using. I use Ubuntu 8.04.1 on my Acer Aspire 5100 along with Slackware 12.1. Though the webcam works fine on Ubuntu, I have yet to find a way to configure it on Slackware. lsusb gives the following output in Ubuntu -

Bus 003 Device 006: ID 5986:0100 Bison Acer OrbiCam
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

In ubuntu it works perfectly with Skype, ekiga and Cheese. But it doesn't work with camorama.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 12:14 AM   #4
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Webcam Acer Aspire 4720z

Hi,
I'm sorry for not being specific. My webcam is built-in on Acer Aspire 4720z and I'm using Ubuntu 7.10.

I test the Mic (both build-in and external one) on Skype, but they didn't work.

Thank you!
Lang
 
Old 08-13-2008, 02:43 AM   #5
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If it is a feasible option for you, I would suggest that you upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04, then the webcam will work out of box. By the way can you post the output of
$ uname -a
 
Old 08-14-2008, 12:25 AM   #6
boylangthang
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Acer Aspire 4720z built-in Webcam

Hello,
I'm sorry we have to use Open Office a lot and the one coming along with Ubuntu 8.04 had errors. I couldn't have the bugs fixed for 03 weeks, so i'll have to stick to 7.10.

I did as you suggested and the output is as follows:

$ uname -a
Linux lang 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Sun Oct 14 23:05:12 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux


Thanks a lot and best wishes!
Lang
 
  


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