Quote Originally Posted by TiberiusT View Post
long shot but u never know... Had a similar sounding problem with a Syntek webcam the other day on an SL300 laptop - everything seemed fine except I just got a black screen. After tonnes of lsusb/dmesg...ing I eventually did this and it worked...but doan ask me why

unload the driver module: sudo modprobe -r uvcvideo
Then reload with the correct parameter: sudo modprobe uvcvideo quirks=16

and if that works then make it permanent:

edit the options file (u might have to create one) in:

cd /etc/modprobe.d
gksudo gedit options

At the bottom (or just add it if empty) add the following line:

options uvcvideo quirks=16

and save, reboot and done!


Thank you so much Tiberius! That really helped!