I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T520 with Ubuntu 12.04 freshly installed. A webcam is integrated into the laptop.
I've been trying to follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam
I installed cheese, and when I run it, the camera area is just black, and the buttons below it are all grayed out.
I tried vlc:
Likewise, web applications don't pick up any video either.
$ ls /dev/video*
$ vlc v412:///dev/video0
VLC media player 2.0.1 Twoflower (revision 2.0.1-0-gf432547)
[0x2031108] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[0x7f1628000b78] main input error: open of `v412:///dev/video0' failed
Webcam works fine on Windows.
Is this a dead end webcam that will only work on Windows? Or can we get this working on Ubuntu?