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    Built in webcam not seen/no dev/video0 dir

    I have an Acer Aspire AOD255 with an Acer Crystal Eye built in webcam and just went back to 10.04 UNE. 10 months ago I ran this set up and the webcam was plug&play. This time it is not seen by software Cheese nor Skype, No dev/video0 exists. (I do have dev/audio). No icons exist anywhere showing the presence of the camera. I have been searching extensively, mostly in these forums, but cannot find my solution. Please help me make 10.04UNE locate this camera. It is on the hardware compatibility list albeit with a different model number.

    .Linux netbook 2.6.32-21-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 08:10:02 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

    04f2:b044 Acer CrystalEye webcam (Acer Aspire 5535 notebooks) Chicony Electronics

    laurel@netbook:/$ ls /dev/aud*
    /dev/audio
    laurel@netbook:/$ ls /dev/*vid*
    ls: cannot access /dev/*vid*: No such file or directory

    laurel@netbook:/$ dmesg | grep uvcvideo
    [ 5829.844574] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
    laurel@netbook:/$ dmesg | grep crystal
    laurel@netbook:/$

    laurel@netbook:/$ lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Last edited by lcflwt; November 5th, 2011 at 10:38 AM. Reason: add info

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    Re: Built in webcam not seen/no dev/video0 dir

    The model number can make a lot of difference, that is, the chip of the camera can be something entirely different.

    From the lsusb output, I'm fairly certain your camera isn't supported/recognized. To be honest almost seems like isn't even plugged.... (because the lsusb should show the device and name, even without proper drivers, AFAIK)

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