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HP Truevision HD built-in webcam not working in ubuntu 18.04
June 2, 2020
November 24, 2022
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cheese error messages are similar to those in this report:
The solution was to use
sudo when calling
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.