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minj
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?

minj
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:
http://www.genesyslogic.com/_en/product.php?classid=7
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)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gl860

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.

natrixnatrix89
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?