[SOLVED] Webcam not working on Samsung netbook

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[SOLVED] Webcam not working on Samsung netbook

Postby Sisophon2001 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:45 am

I have a new Samsung Netbook (details below) with lubuntu installed. When I start up, the messages show that my webcam driver is registered and then deregistered. The webcam does not work.

This is the webcam:
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lsusb
Buss 001 Device 003: ID 0ac8:c33f Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Webcam


And these are the messages:
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garvan@garvan-N148P:~$ dmesg | grep uvcvideo
[ 15.902089] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device WebCam SCB-0340N (0ac8:c33f)
[ 16.037516] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 22.352162] usbcore: deregistering interface driver uvcvideo
garvan@garvan-N148P:~$


And my netbook:
SAMSUNG N148-Plus, 2x Intel Atom CPU N450 @1.66Ghz, 1GB RAM, lubuntu 12.04


I can enable the webcam by hand using this command from a terminal.

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sudo modprobe uvcvideo


But when I try to automate this with a script it still gets deregistered and does not work.

Thanks for any ideas on how to fix this.

Garvan
Last edited by Sisophon2001 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Webcam not working on Samsung netbook

Postby Rex Bouwense » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:35 pm

Guvcview normally works out of the box after they got it fixed. Mine has worked in 12.04 and 12,10. Wierd. Does Cheese give you the same results?
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Re: Webcam not working on Samsung netbook

Postby Sisophon2001 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:01 am

I get the same result with Cheese & Guvcview. I am a bit lost looking for solutions, as I can find no hints on the internet. Looks like I am the only person with this issue.

Garvan

EDIT:
samsong-tools was installed and set to run on startup, but may have been configured incorrectly. It has an option to set the webcam on or off.
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