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Title: HP Truevision HD built-in webcam not working in ubuntu 18.04
ID: /2020/06/02/HP-Truevision-HD-built-in-webcam-not-working-in-ubuntu-18.04
Created: June 2, 2020
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The cheese error messages are similar to those in this report:

The solution was to use sudo when calling cheese.

Other users in the link suggest other packages that work when cheese doesn’t work.

That said use the following commands to make sure webcam is connected:

$ sudo apt install hwinfo

$ hwinfo --usb

11: USB 00.0: 0000 Unclassified device
  [Created at usb.122]
  Unique ID: X7GA.tCH1FaBg9PD
  Parent ID: k4bc.2DFUsyrieMD
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-7/1-7:1.0
  SysFS BusID: 1-7:1.0
  Hardware Class: unknown
  Model: "Sunplus Innovation Integrated_Webcam_HD"
  Hotplug: USB
  Vendor: usb 0x1bcf "Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc."
  Device: usb 0x2b8c "Integrated_Webcam_HD"
  Revision: "47.14"
  Driver: "uvcvideo"
  Driver Modules: "uvcvideo"
  Device File: /dev/input/event8
  Device Files: /dev/input/event8, /dev/input/by-id/usb-SunplusIT_Inc_Integrated_Webcam_HD-event-if00, /dev/input/by-path/pci-0000:00:14.0-usb-0:7:1.0-event
  Device Number: char 13:72
  Speed: 480 Mbps
  Module Alias: "usb:v1BCFp2B8Cd4714dcEFdsc02dp01ic0Eisc01ip00in00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: uvcvideo is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe uvcvideo"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #14 (Hub)

You can get the much of the same information with lsbusb -v but it doesn’t concisely provide it the same way.

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