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    [SOLVED] Re: Webcam won't work with Ubuntu 12.04

    OK, I was finally able to find a solution for this issue: increase the vmalloc size the kernel uses to 512MB:

    edit grub.cfg: gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
    then add vmalloc=512m to this line:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Webcam won't work with Ubuntu 12.04

    It has 4GB:

    luis@desktop:~$ free -m
    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 4035 1193 2842 0 69 547
    -/+...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Webcam won't work with Ubuntu 12.04

    No luck...I also unplugged the external hard drive, and the printer was already unplugged.

    Here's the updated lsusb:

    luis@desktop:~$ lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:0728 Microsoft Corp. ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Webcam won't work with Ubuntu 12.04

    Hi,

    sorry about the delay in responding. It's a fairly old desktop, but I've had this webcam work in a previous Ubuntu installation. I honestly have no idea what is wrong now. Here's the output...
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    [SOLVED] Webcam won't work with Ubuntu 12.04

    Hi guys,

    my webcam refuses to work with any application: skype, guvcview, cheese, etc.

    The webcam is supposed to be supported: Microsoft Lifecam VX-5000

    When I run guvcview, I get the...
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