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Thread: Neither the builtin webcam nor the MS NX3000 webcam works on ubuntu 12.04 ASUS U30JC

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    Neither the builtin webcam nor the MS NX3000 webcam works on ubuntu 12.04 ASUS U30JC

    I am on 64bit.

    I've installed cheese and guvcview to test it.
    I also have the uvc drivers, so the MX NS3000
    should be working. The MS NX3000 does get
    detected but only a black screen is shown.

    I tried testing on skype and it worked for a
    while, once on the builtin webcam and once
    on the MS NX3000. But then it went back to
    the black screen, and it's been that way ever
    since. I really have no idea as to why it worked
    momentarily nor why it stopped working.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Neither the builtin webcam nor the MS NX3000 webcam works on ubuntu 12.04 ASUS U3

    Now the reason I need a webcam is because I need
    to talk to one of my professors as he feels he don't
    know me well enough to write me a recommendation
    letter. Should I reinstall Ubuntu to a newer version?
    I don't have windows with me.

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    Re: Neither the builtin webcam nor the MS NX3000 webcam works on ubuntu 12.04 ASUS U3

    Quote Originally Posted by ztyh View Post
    Should I reinstall Ubuntu to a newer version?
    Yes, please. Does it work in 13.10?
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Neither the builtin webcam nor the MS NX3000 webcam works on ubuntu 12.04 ASUS U3

    I have not tried it yet. I asked my professor if
    a video letter would be ok, and he said that was
    fine. So I'll just go with 12.04 for now.

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    Re: Neither the builtin webcam nor the MS NX3000 webcam works on ubuntu 12.04 ASUS U3

    Ok, if you don't need more assistance please mark the thread 'solved'.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Neither the builtin webcam nor the MS NX3000 webcam works on ubuntu 12.04 ASUS U3

    In Cheese or Skype try shining a flashlight at your webcam, do you see anything?
    If so run uvcview. Uncheck any "Auto Levels" and adjust the brightness for normal use. Then quit, no need to Save, and try Skype again

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