View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] How to get your laptop webcam recognised?

September 12th, 2008, 07:06 PM
Is there anyone who actually got his integrated webcam recognised?

I have a customised ASUS Z37S. Asus doesn't provide the webcam model nor does it identify itself in ubuntu (tried both lspci and lshw). Any ideas?

September 13th, 2008, 11:53 AM
OK... So after a lot of forum reading I realised that this line in lsusb may refer to my camera:

Bus 007 Device 003: ID 05e3:0503 Genesys Logic, Inc.

Very descriptive I know...

After some searching I found the appropriate manufacturer page:
It appears to come in 2 different flavours GL860 and GL860A. Since GL860A supports UVC and my cam doesn't, GL860 is the culprit.

After more searching I've found the driver (still in development)

Just download the sources untar and run ./install (see README for more details)

Appropriate bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/215604

It seems this driver will be included in the kernel as soon as it's perfected.

February 28th, 2009, 02:41 PM
Hmm. I have a genesys webcam too, but it's code is

Bus 007 Device 003: ID 05e3:0505 Genesys Logic, Inc.
very similar to your.. I also can't get my integrated webcam to work. I downloaded the drivers from that page and installed them, but still the webcam doesn't work.. maybe I downloaded the wrong package? can anyone help please?