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Old 11-28-2013, 06:21 AM   #1
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iSight webcam do not work despite extracting the Apple driver.

I am dual-booting Slackware 14.0 (not current) on a Macbook 5,2 white from 2009, with Mac OS X.

Since I wanted to use the iSight webcam for skype, I used isight-firmware-tools and followed the instructions here and the driver was successfuly extracted. I rebooted but still skype refuses to recognize it and no webcam at all is detected. However, on Mac OS X, I tested iSight and it works well.

What should I do?

Last edited by lensilvan; 11-29-2013 at 08:22 AM.
Old 11-28-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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Once you did the extraction are you sure you did this part:
"grab the firmware from the Apple driver and put it in /lib/firmware."
That needs to be done manually.
Old 11-28-2013, 09:12 PM   #3
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Sure. But I followed the instructions and as a result, isight.fw is present in /lib/firmware.


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