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    webcam not found since intrepid installation

    So I checked out the other threads on this topic, and it seems that for people in my particular situation there is no solution (or is there...?).

    In Ubuntu Hardy, my generic webcam worked fine (I don't even know what type it is). I plugged it in, and camera-monitor showed it to be working right away, it worked fine in cheese and skype and everything else, no problem, right out of the box, you get the idea.

    Then I did a clean install of Intrepid.

    No program will detect it. Any program that would actually explain something just says "no device connected to /dev/video0" or something along those lines.

    I tried my fiancee's webcam, a Logitech Quickcam, and it works great, but the quality is terrible (my webcam's quality is way better, despite being some generic thing with no name).

    I've installed just about every package that all of the "linux webcam howto" manuals list, and nothing works.

    Any ideas?
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    Re: webcam not found since intrepid installation

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    Re: webcam not found since intrepid installation

    I have the same issue!

    I only used it in skype so nothing complicated but still.

    It work out of the box and now it does not.
    Code:
    Nov 16 21:13:02 marcin-laptop kernel: [18033.020047] usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    Nov 16 21:13:02 marcin-laptop kernel: [18033.230165] usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    Nov 16 21:13:02 marcin-laptop kernel: [18033.581565] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    Nov 16 21:13:02 marcin-laptop kernel: [18033.605580] zc0301: V4L2 driver for ZC0301[P] Image Processor and Control Chip v1:1.10
    Nov 16 21:13:02 marcin-laptop kernel: [18033.606784] usb 4-1: ZC0301[P] Image Processor and Control Chip detected (vid/pid 0x0AC8:0x303B)
    Nov 16 21:13:03 marcin-laptop kernel: [18033.683945] usbcore: registered new interface driver zc0301
    It looks like it actually has driver loaded but still it can not be detected by skype.

    this 8.10 is buggies realise every so far my webcam, microphone and graphic card stopped working properly this is dreadful.

    I wish I could downgrade next time I will think twice before any "upgrade"

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    Re: webcam not found since intrepid installation

    I too have issues with my webcams with Ubuntu 8.10. I have a built in webcam in my laptop and a USB Logitech Quickcam in my desktop. Ubuntu 8.04 detected them correctly and gave the right name under the webcam list. Skype, AMSN etc worked perfectly and the quality was good. After I did a clean install of Ubuntu 8.10 in my laptop and an upgrade in my desktop, Ubuntu 8.10 shows both webcams as USB webcam, without the webcam name. AMSN doesn't recognizes the webcam. Skype works fine with the webcam, but the video is quite dark. I need to switch 4-5 lights on to get a decent brightness. I couldn't find a way to adjust the brightness. I'm not sure what went wrong with Ubuntu 8.10 and why it went backwards as far as webcam is concerned.
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    Re: webcam not found since intrepid installation

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    Re: webcam not found since intrepid installation

    I too am having a problem with this, is there any solution? I want my webcam back

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