View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dell Latitude E6400 high cpu usage when using webcam

April 11th, 2010, 06:03 AM
I love Ubuntu 9.10 on the Dell Latitude E6400! Everything works well out of the box. Wifi, compiz, webcam/mic/speakers, multimedia buttons, sleep/hibernate/resume, wow!

The only thing I'm running into lately is that the CPU usage seems higher than it should be whenever I use the webcam. I suppose I have no idea what the CPU usage should be, but 50% seems high.

$ lsusb | grep Microdia
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0c45:63f1 Microdia
$ dmesg | grep uvc
[ 12.610840] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Integrated_Webcam_2M (0c45:63f1)
[ 12.620725] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo

Anyone got any ideas?

Hrmm, it might actually be video playback that's causing the problem... watching a video also bumps up the CPU usage.