Problem with HAL on Feisty - notebook internal webcam mounts and unmounts endlessly

s3ma4 s3ma4 at
Thu Aug 30 00:00:29 UTC 2007

Thank you so much. That fixed it. 

Nils Kassube-2 wrote:
> s3ma4 wrote:
>> Greetings, i just did a fresh install of Feisty Fawn on an Acer Aspire
>> 5670. Previously I had Dapper working on here without problems.
>> However, I get the messages below in my kern.log and syslog files. It
>> might be a kernel bug as described here (
>>5 ). I updated the kernel to 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP, but the problem
>> persists. I'm really just interested in figuring out how to stop this
>> error from coming up, even if it means disabling the device (a logitech
>> built in webcam which I dont use) ... but i cannot find any
>> documentation or configuration file to tell hald to ignore this device
> Blacklist the kernel module gspca (which is used for for the camera) and 
> unload the module. In a terminal (e.g. konsole) enter these commands:
> sudo sh -c "echo 'blacklist gspca' >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-cam"
> sudo rmmod gspca
> Nils
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