Thanks for the reply.
uvcvideo appears to be already loaded based on the output of "lsmod|grep uvcvideo"
uvcvideo 60908 0
videodev 37815 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 15120 2 uvcvideo,videodev
I ran "modprobe uvcvideo" just in case, but it made no difference.
To clarify, the only application I have that uses the webcam is Skype - I'm running the Dynamic version, which I run by cd-ing into the directory where it is saved and running
Until recently, this has caused me no trouble at all, but now when I go into options, Skype doesn't recognise that I have a webcam. I realise that since it isn't a fully integrated package, I have to accept a certain amount of fuss, but this is a new problem, so I'm a little confused.
I've managed a fix, by running the following as root:
modprobe -r uvcvideo && modprobe uvcvideo
Which caused my webcam to spring back to life. As far as I am aware, when I reboot my PC, the webcam does come on - it's hard to tell, since thanks to Slackware's ridiculous stability, it has been a while since this has happened :P
I think what is happening is that when I use "pm-suspend" to put my laptop to sleep, it deactivates the webcam. Is this a problem others have had? Does anyone know how this could be avoided?