[ubuntu-uk] Cheese on netbook
sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 21:33:14 GMT 2010
There is a hardware information tool that should be able to detect what is
visible to the kernel in a bit more meaningful way than dmesg but its name
escapes me at the moment. Have a search for 'hardware' in Software Centre.
On 5 Nov 2010 20:59, "Barry Drake" <bdrake at crosswire.org> wrote:
Hi there ....
Cheese is an app I never use except to give it a test. The other day I
was showing my Dell Mini 10v to a friend, and Cheese said that it
couldn't find the camera (built into the netbook). I re-installed
Cheese, and also gstreamer. I then rebooted and still Cheese says 'no
device found'. dmesg and lshw don't show anything that looks like a
webcam (to me) but I'm not really sure what I should be seeing. The
thing is, the netbook is still under warranty, and I want to find out as
much as I can before I tell Dell there is a faulty camera. To send it
back to Dell, I will have to back up my system and restore the version
of the software that Dell supplied as it came with 8.04 and I'm running
10.04. Obviously if I do that and it doesn't work, the fault will be in
the hardware, but if there's an easier way to test for a hardware fault
I want to do that first!!!
Regards, Barry Drake.
Sent from my Dell Netbook using Ubuntu - the window-free environment
that gives me real fresh air.
ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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