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    busted webcam? eee pc onboard webcam not recognized in xubuntu

    i'm casey. i'm new to ubuntu, as will become obvious..


    I recently purchased an Asus Eee pc 1000H from ebay. The seller installed Windows 7 (upgraded from XP) on it before selling it. When i tried to use the camera, Skype couldn't find it. Neither could the windows device manager. The seller says it worked with xp and might be missing a driver.


    I also checked that Onboard Camera was set to "enabled" in the BIOS.



    I suspect that it is not a hardware issue, since it stopped working after switching from XP. I installed xubuntu and still no luck. I'd like to be sure that


    I've tried everything software-related before I conclude that the camera is just plain busted.



    I tested it with Skype and Cheese. Skype recogonizes the presence of a USB 2.0 camera but the picture is black.



    It shows up using the lsusb command: it's a Genesys Logic 1.3 megapixel, usb id 05e3.0505.



    It's on the list of webcams supported by UVC. I tried the solution suggested here https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/19770 but found that many of the commands didn't work and didn't know what I was doing:



    "sudo aptitude install subversion" i used the "apt-get" command instead of "aptitude" which did not work



    "svn co svn://svn.berlios.de/linux-uvc/linux-uvc/trunk linux-uvc" -->command not found



    i am also working on installing "eee control" for ubuntu which was recommended in the ubuntu forums using this method: http://www.matthartley.com/eee-control-ubuntu/ however, "sudo apt-get install eee-control" does not work, the package couldn't be located. :-/
    Last edited by casey4; September 1st, 2013 at 04:05 PM.

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    Re: busted webcam? eee pc onboard webcam not recognized in xubuntu

    There's an eee-control package which might be useful in getting the hardware to cooperate:

    http://www.matthartley.com/eee-control-ubuntu/

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    Re: busted webcam? eee pc onboard webcam not recognized in xubuntu

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    Re: busted webcam? eee pc onboard webcam not recognized in xubuntu

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    $ sudo modprobe uvcvideo to load the kernal had to add "uvcvideo" to the directory /etc/modules to get it to load automatically.

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