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Thread: xps m1330: Webcam not working in 13.04

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    xps m1330: Webcam not working in 13.04

    Hello,
    I installed Ubuntu 13.04 32 bit on my (not so) old Dell XPS m1330. Everything seems to be working out of the box, except for the webcam, which is not recognized as a video input device. Here's the output of
    Code:
    dmesg | grep -i video
    :
    Code:
    [   13.608421] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    [   13.878382] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Laptop Integrated Webcam (05a9:7670)
    [   13.878750] uvcvideo: UVC non compliance - GET_DEF(PROBE) not supported. Enabling workaround.
    [   13.879124] uvcvideo: Failed to query (129) UVC probe control : -32 (exp. 26).
    [   13.879199] uvcvideo: Failed to initialize the device (-5).
    [   13.879421] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
    [   13.879423] USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)
    While
    Code:
    lsusb
    outputs, among the others,
    Code:
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 05a9:7670 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. OV7670 Webcam
    My kernel is
    Code:
    3.8.0-21-generic
    I've tried some solutions found on the internet (like reloading the uvcvideo kernel module) but nothing seems to be working.

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    Re: xps m1330: Webcam not working in 13.04

    i don't see a solution without pathing the kernel so that you can use 13.04. Your computer looks fully supported for ubuntu 11.10. I would just keep the most compatible version installed on it or keep more than 1 kernel available .
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    Re: xps m1330: Webcam not working in 13.04

    Thanks for your reply. So basically you're suggesting to rollback ubuntu to a 2 years old version to preserve compatibility. I'll try with a live version to see if this is working, thanks for the suggestion, even if it always looks strange to me how it is possible that updates break what was working (quite a lot of time ago...).

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    Re: xps m1330: Webcam not working in 13.04

    An interesting update: don't ask me why, I retried with
    Code:
    sudo rmmod uvcvideo
    sudo modprobe uvcvideo
    and voilà, now it works! So it seems that this is a matter of sorting things during the startup. Indeed, now
    Code:
    dmesg | grep -i video
    doesn't give a failure after enabling the workaround.

    Does anybody know how to fix it?

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    Re: xps m1330: Webcam not working in 13.04

    I solved it (I cannot mark the thread as "solved"). I bypassed the control that fails by setting the quirks in uvcvideo to 0x100.
    So, I created a file /etc/modprobe.d/uvcvideo.conf with the following content
    options uvcvideo quirks=0x100

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    Re: xps m1330: Webcam not working in 13.04

    I had same problem and solved this way= http://askubuntu.com/questions/30006...video-in-13-04

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    Re: xps m1330: Webcam not working in 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by giuliocoluccia View Post
    I solved it (I cannot mark the thread as "solved"). I bypassed the control that fails by setting the quirks in uvcvideo to 0x100.
    So, I created a file /etc/modprobe.d/uvcvideo.conf with the following content
    options uvcvideo quirks=0x100
    Thank you, this workaround helped to make my webcam work again.

    Dell XPS M1330
    ID 05a9:7670 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. OV7670 Webcam

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    Re: xps m1330: Webcam not working in 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by giuliocoluccia View Post
    I solved it (I cannot mark the thread as "solved"). I bypassed the control that fails by setting the quirks in uvcvideo to 0x100.
    So, I created a file /etc/modprobe.d/uvcvideo.conf with the following content
    options uvcvideo quirks=0x100
    I just want to thank giuliocoluccia for the above solution.


    My problem was with a the integrated webcam in a Dell SP2309W monitor (05a9:2649). This webcam was working fine under Ubuntu 13.04. But after a Ubuntu 13.10 clean install, it didn't work. dmesg was outputting:
    Code:
    [   18.403051] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    [   18.461557] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Monitor Webcam (05a9:2649)
    [   18.461965] uvcvideo: UVC non compliance - GET_DEF(PROBE) not supported. Enabling workaround.
    [   18.462340] uvcvideo: Failed to query (129) UVC probe control : -32 (exp. 26).
    [   18.462344] uvcvideo: Failed to initialize the device (-5).
    Creating the file /etc/modprobe.d/uvcvideo.conf with the following content
    options uvcvideo quirks=0x100
    fixed the problem. My webcam is now working.


    For info, now I get the following messages (dmesg)
    Code:
    [   18.908804] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    [   18.916327] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Monitor Webcam (05a9:2649)
    [   18.916330] uvcvideo: Forcing device quirks to 0x100 by module parameter for testing purpose.
    [   18.916332] uvcvideo: Please report required quirks to the linux-uvc-devel mailing list.
    [   18.916923] input: Monitor Webcam as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.7/usb1/1-5/1-5.1/1-5.1:1.0/input/input4
    [   18.916997] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
    [   18.916999] USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)

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