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Old 06-09-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Question Built-in webcam not detected? - Fujitsu Lifebook A530


Hello dear people of linuxquestions,

this is my first post, and because this seems to be a tricky one I chose LinuxQuestions.org -- thanks in advance for your time!

SITUATION
The built-in webcam of my Fujitsu Lifebook A530 used to work about a year ago, not sure which release I used, must have been Kubuntu 9.10 or 10.04
Then I updated to the latest version, and now the webcam doesn't work, i.e. there is nothing like
Code:
/dev/video0
Subsequently programs like cheese and vlc cannot find a webcam to record from. I tried to go back to older releases and also tried different distros (now I'm on Linux Mint 15), but the webcam doesn't come up --- which is really weird o0

INFO
Unfortunately I couldn't find out the name of the camera, technical details on fujitsu's homepage are very scarce. I've seen in other posts that theese outputs might be handy:
Code:
alx@alx-LIFEBOOK-A530 ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1690:0741 Askey Computer Corp. [hex] 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 05e3:1205 Genesys Logic, Inc. Afilias Optical Mouse H3003 / Trust Optical USB MultiColour Mouse MI-2330
Code:
alx@alx-LIFEBOOK-A530 ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 05)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
Yes I have checked similar threads but either they didn't help or I didn't understand them. PLEASE help, I don't want to give up!!
 
Old 06-09-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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Just to be sure. Open Terminal

Code:
cd /dev
hit enter, then type in

Code:
ls
Post output of ls in next post to make sure there is no video0 or video1 showing in /dev.
I ran into this once on my M&A Companion Netbook (a very unknown proprietary netbook for school kids in Texas).

The problem was the kernel was not made to see my camera. I told my developer anitcapitalista about how the previous kernel picked it up OK and that Liqourix kernel saw it OK but the one he just built for us to test did not see mine. It was fixed in his next kernel build.

http://antix.freeforums.org/post28122.html#p28122
 
Old 06-10-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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ok, here's the (unhappy) news, no video device found. I don't know what to do....
Code:
alx@alx-LIFEBOOK-A530 /dev $ ls
agpgart          loop6               rtc       tty23  tty55      ttyS28
alarm            loop7               rtc0      tty24  tty56      ttyS29
ashmem           loop-control        sda       tty25  tty57      ttyS3
autofs           mapper              sda1      tty26  tty58      ttyS30
binder           mcelog              sda2      tty27  tty59      ttyS31
block            mei                 sda5      tty28  tty6       ttyS4
bsg              mem                 sdb       tty29  tty60      ttyS5
btrfs-control    net                 sdb1      tty3   tty61      ttyS6
bus              network_latency     sg0       tty30  tty62      ttyS7
cdrom            network_throughput  sg1       tty31  tty63      ttyS8
cdrw             null                sg2       tty32  tty7       ttyS9
char             oldmem              shm       tty33  tty8       uinput
console          port                snapshot  tty34  tty9       urandom
core             ppp                 snd       tty35  ttyprintk  vcs
cpu              psaux               sr0       tty36  ttyS0      vcs1
cpu_dma_latency  ptmx                stderr    tty37  ttyS1      vcs2
disk             pts                 stdin     tty38  ttyS10     vcs3
dri              ram0                stdout    tty39  ttyS11     vcs4
dvd              ram1                tty       tty4   ttyS12     vcs5
dvdrw            ram10               tty0      tty40  ttyS13     vcs6
ecryptfs         ram11               tty1      tty41  ttyS14     vcs63
fb0              ram12               tty10     tty42  ttyS15     vcs7
fd               ram13               tty11     tty43  ttyS16     vcsa
full             ram14               tty12     tty44  ttyS17     vcsa1
fuse             ram15               tty13     tty45  ttyS18     vcsa2
hpet             ram2                tty14     tty46  ttyS19     vcsa3
input            ram3                tty15     tty47  ttyS2      vcsa4
kmsg             ram4                tty16     tty48  ttyS20     vcsa5
log              ram5                tty17     tty49  ttyS21     vcsa6
loop0            ram6                tty18     tty5   ttyS22     vcsa63
loop1            ram7                tty19     tty50  ttyS23     vcsa7
loop2            ram8                tty2      tty51  ttyS24     vga_arbiter
loop3            ram9                tty20     tty52  ttyS25     vhost-net
loop4            random              tty21     tty53  ttyS26     zero
loop5            rfkill              tty22     tty54  ttyS27
 
Old 06-10-2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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Quote:
ok, here's the (unhappy) news, no video device found. I don't know what to do....
Ok, Just so you know. Your kernel is not supporting that internal webcam.

What I would do is download and image and header kernel files in .deb form and use gdebi, or

Code:
sudo dpkg -i <name of kernel image or header goes here>
I can't gaurentee this is going to work out because I don't know which Ubuntu kernel supported your webcam in the past. Since I am used to Debian naming schemes, I am guessing when Ubuntu says source in the link

Quote:
[ ] linux-source-2.6.15_2.6.15-020615_all.deb
They mean image

Beacause of file size
Quote:
28-Feb-2009 19:45 38M
Use

Code:
sudo update-grub
after new kernel install so it shows up in the grub menu>If using grub 2> tap the shift key on boot to see the menu. Then boot into the older kernel and do the ls thing again till you get a video0 showing. You can uninstall kernels through synaptic package manager by useing

Quote:
linux-image
and

Quote:
linux-headers
in synaptic search box. The only thing is that you cannot uninstall a kernel that you are running at that present moment. Do not to forget to upgrade-grub after every kernel uninstall.

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/

Good luck with it. It is going to be trial and error from here. But if you google what

Quote:
The built-in webcam of my Fujitsu Lifebook A530 used to work about a year ago, not sure which release I used, must have been Kubuntu 9.10 or 10.04
kernel they came with. You can grab the one from the link I gave and run that one in your

Quote:
Then I updated to the latest version,
I've done this before with AntiX and a Emachine Desktop that I pulled out of a Dumpster so
I know for a fact this works. You can run a older kernel in a upgraded install.

Last edited by rokytnji; 06-10-2013 at 04:41 PM.
 
Old 06-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #5
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Code:
# lsusb -v | grep Camera
  iProduct                2 Sirius USB2.0 Camera
      iFunction               2 Sirius USB2.0 Camera
      iInterface              2 Sirius USB2.0 Camera
        wTerminalType      0x0201 Camera Sensor
$  lsmod | grep uvcvideo 
uvcvideo               54225  0 
videobuf2_vmalloc       1553  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_core         16073  1 uvcvideo
videodev               68779  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
media                   6973  2 uvcvideo,videodev
# lsusb -t
/:  Bus 05.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=uhci_hcd/2p, 12M
/:  Bus 04.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=uhci_hcd/2p, 12M
/:  Bus 03.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=uhci_hcd/2p, 12M
/:  Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=uhci_hcd/2p, 12M
/:  Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=ehci_hcd/8p, 480M
    |__ Port 3: Dev 5, If 0, Class=stor., Driver=usb-storage, 480M
    |__ Port 6: Dev 2, If 0, Class='bInterfaceClass 0x0e not yet handled', Driver=uvcvideo, 480M
    |__ Port 6: Dev 2, If 1, Class='bInterfaceClass 0x0e not yet handled', Driver=uvcvideo, 480M
    |__ Port 7: Dev 3, If 0, Class=vend., Driver=rt73usb, 480M
    |__ Port 8: Dev 4, If 0, Class=stor., Driver=ums-realtek, 480M
Code:
# usb-devices

T:  Bus=01 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=480 MxCh= 8
D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=1d6b ProdID=0002 Rev=03.07
S:  Manufacturer=Linux 3.7.10-antix.3-486-smp ehci_hcd
S:  Product=EHCI Host Controller
S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:1d.7
C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub

T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=02 Cnt=01 Dev#=  5 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0781 ProdID=5406 Rev=00.10
S:  Manufacturer=SanDisk
S:  Product=U3 Cruzer Micro
S:  SerialNumber=0000167186708ECE
C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=200mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=08(stor.) Sub=06 Prot=50 Driver=usb-storage

T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=05 Cnt=02 Dev#=  2 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=ef(misc ) Sub=02 Prot=01 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0ac8 ProdID=c312 Rev=01.00
S:  Manufacturer=Vimicro Corp.
S:  Product=Sirius USB2.0 Camera
C:  #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=320mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=0e(video) Sub=01 Prot=00 Driver=uvcvideo
I:  If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=0e(video) Sub=02 Prot=00 Driver=uvcvideo

T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=06 Cnt=03 Dev#=  3 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0db0 ProdID=6877 Rev=00.01
S:  Manufacturer=Ralink
S:  Product=802.11 bg WLAN
C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=300mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=rt73usb

T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=07 Cnt=04 Dev#=  4 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=0bda ProdID=0158 Rev=58.87
S:  Manufacturer=Generic
S:  Product=USB2.0-CRW
S:  SerialNumber=20071114173400000
C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr=500mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=08(stor.) Sub=06 Prot=50 Driver=ums-realtek

T:  Bus=02 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=1d6b ProdID=0001 Rev=03.07
S:  Manufacturer=Linux 3.7.10-antix.3-486-smp uhci_hcd
S:  Product=UHCI Host Controller
S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:1d.0
C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub

T:  Bus=03 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=1d6b ProdID=0001 Rev=03.07
S:  Manufacturer=Linux 3.7.10-antix.3-486-smp uhci_hcd
S:  Product=UHCI Host Controller
S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:1d.1
C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub

T:  Bus=04 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=1d6b ProdID=0001 Rev=03.07
S:  Manufacturer=Linux 3.7.10-antix.3-486-smp uhci_hcd
S:  Product=UHCI Host Controller
S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:1d.2
C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub

T:  Bus=05 Lev=00 Prnt=00 Port=00 Cnt=00 Dev#=  1 Spd=12  MxCh= 2
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=1d6b ProdID=0001 Rev=03.07
S:  Manufacturer=Linux 3.7.10-antix.3-486-smp uhci_hcd
S:  Product=UHCI Host Controller
S:  SerialNumber=0000:00:1d.3
C:  #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=0mA
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=09(hub  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=hub
just showing some other commands you can use.

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