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Old 12-20-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
Unleashedbutterfly
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Issue using iSight on Macbook 3.1, running Ubuntu 10.10


I have a Macbook 3.1 and have an built-in iSight that is not working under Ubuntu 10.10. I have my Macbook currently set up as single-boot running Ubuntu. I have read a few posts about how to set up my Macbook to recognize my webcam, but it seems confusing. I need someone to walk me through this process. I have downloaded the isight firmware tools, as a tar.gz. What do I next?
 
Old 12-20-2010, 07:24 PM   #2
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Is it not in the multiverse repository? If so, you should be able to type the sudo command to install it.

I found this link showing it should be in the repository, at least for Lucid.

http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/gra...firmware-tools
 
Old 12-21-2010, 07:17 AM   #3
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Is it not in the multiverse repository? If so, you should be able to type the sudo command to install it.

I found this link showing it should be in the repository, at least for Lucid.

http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/gra...firmware-tools
It appears that the firmware tools have been installed. I checked the Ubuntu Software Center. Not sure what else to do. I have been working on this a while.
 
Old 12-21-2010, 07:24 AM   #4
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Is it not in the multiverse repository? If so, you should be able to type the sudo command to install it.

I found this link showing it should be in the repository, at least for Lucid.

http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/gra...firmware-tools
Even though the software center shows the tools are installed, when I launche Cheese, it says no device found.
 
  


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