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    hp inbuilt webcam doesn't turn on

    My inbuilt HP web cam doesn't turn on (with cheese webcab booth) after installing ubuntu 12.04 lts on my HP pavilion G42 notebook pc.then i tried it turn on with webcam studio.but it doesn't work.
    webcam detail is as follows:-
    ubuntu@ubuntu-linux:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 052: ID 19d2:1008 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM

    system information
    ubuntu@ubuntu-linux:~$ uname -a
    Linux ubuntu-linux 3.2.0-34-generic-pae #53-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 15 11:11:12 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU
    /Linux

    on running "cheese" command in terminal i got following message:-
    (cheese:9990): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to add a widget with type GtkImage to a GtkButton, but as a GtkBin subclass a GtkButton can only contain one widget at a time; it already contains a widget of type GtkLabel
    libv4l2: error getting pixformat: Invalid argument

    ** (cheese:9990): CRITICAL **: cheese_camera_device_get_uuid: assertion `CHEESE_IS_CAMERA_DEVICE (device)' failed
    Segmentation fault (core dumped)


    plzz... help me
    Last edited by atul2; October 18th, 2013 at 01:04 AM.

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    Re: hp inbuilt webcam doesn't turn on

    Hi, welcome to the fora.

    How does it work in a live boot of 13.10?
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    Re: hp inbuilt webcam doesn't turn on

    Thanks to reply......

    I havn't tried it with 13.10 and i don't want to switch 13.10 right now.
    Can't it be fixed with 12.04?? If not then why??

    I am novice to computer and ubuntu so plz instruct me in simple way.
    Last edited by atul2; October 18th, 2013 at 09:47 AM.

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    Re: hp inbuilt webcam doesn't turn on

    I don't know if it can be fixed, but first step in troubleshooting should be trying a number of releases.

    The bug might have been found and fixed already (in a later release) without you knowing it.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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