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  1. #1
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    Facetime HD camera not working on ubuntu

    Hi there, i have macOSX 10.7.5 and i installed, using virtualbox, ubuntu on a virtual machine. Everything was working fine till i needed to use my webcam .
    I have a macbookpro8.2 and i want to use the Facetime HD camera from macbook, however after adding the filter for it (under USB) and installing cheese to check if the camera was working, all i get is a black screen. I tried to remove the filter and trying again and "cheese" display a message telling me that i don't have a camera plugged in, so the problem is not ubuntu recognizing the Facetime camera...
    Can anyone help me?


    Thanks in advance,
    nVolteX


    P.S.: i hope this post is in the correct place

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    Re: Facetime HD camera not working on ubuntu

    I have almost the same issue, and would appreciate some assistance.
    When i select facetime HD camera as a USB device in Virtualbox, video0 appears under /dev/
    However, when i try to run openCV i get "ERROR: capture is NULL", and under cheese i get
    ** (cheese:2091): WARNING **: Error starting streaming on device '/dev/video0'.
    ** (cheese:2091): WARNING **: Could not negotiate format

    The LED indicator next to the camera indicates that it is in use when i run cheese.

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    Re: Facetime HD camera not working on ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by koffes View Post
    I have almost the same issue, and would appreciate some assistance.
    When i select facetime HD camera as a USB device in Virtualbox, video0 appears under /dev/
    However, when i try to run openCV i get "ERROR: capture is NULL", and under cheese i get
    ** (cheese:2091): WARNING **: Error starting streaming on device '/dev/video0'.
    ** (cheese:2091): WARNING **: Could not negotiate format

    The LED indicator next to the camera indicates that it is in use when i run cheese.
    Please specify the camera configuration, as much as you can. This will help everybody to get a solution for your problem.

  4. #4
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    Re: Facetime HD camera not working on ubuntu

    Hi

    I have the same problem. The output for lsusb -v for the camera is:

    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ac:8510 Apple, Inc. 
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      bMaxPacketSize0        64
      idVendor           0x05ac Apple, Inc.
      idProduct          0x8510 
      bcdDevice           80.25
      iManufacturer           1 
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          (Bus Powered)
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          bFirstInterface         0
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          bFunctionProtocol       0 
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          bDescriptorType         4
          bInterfaceNumber        0
          bAlternateSetting       0
          bNumEndpoints           1
          bInterfaceClass        14 Video
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          bInterfaceProtocol      0 
          iInterface              2 
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            bLength                13
            bDescriptorType        36
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            dwClockFrequency        4.000000MHz
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          VideoControl Interface Descriptor:
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            bDescriptorType        36
            bDescriptorSubtype      2 (INPUT_TERMINAL)
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            bDescriptorSubtype      5 (PROCESSING_UNIT)
          Warning: Descriptor too short
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            bmVideoStandards     0x72
              NTSC - 525/60
              NTSC - 625/50
              PAL - 525/60
          Endpoint Descriptor:
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            bDescriptorType         5
            bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
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              Transfer Type            Interrupt
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              Still image unsupported
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    The webcam is ID 05ac:8510 Apple, Inc. FaceTime HD

    I tried using the isight firmware not it didn't work.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  5. #5
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    Re: Facetime HD camera not working on ubuntu

    Can anyone help me I'm trying to get FaceTime for my laptop its a mini hp.
    My laptop got hacked so a friend of mine cleaned it all out and downloaded Ubuntu on here and I don't know how to use it that much. If anyone can help me please I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.

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